Zara Carpenter

My artwork, hats, pain and other sneaky peeks into my life.

www.zaracarpenter.com
Shes finished!!
Don’t Play With Fire candelabra headpiece. 
(please message me if you are interested in purchasing)  

Shes finished!!

Don’t Play With Fire candelabra headpiece. 

(please message me if you are interested in purchasing)  

Just finished the spider woman hat

Just finished the spider woman hat

Here’s two of my latest headpiece designs. My new collection is inspired by all things kitsch and macabre.  

10th December is the last posting day for international orders so anyone outside the UK please buy now in time for Christmas:
www.etsy.com/shop/zaracarpenter

10th December is the last posting day for international orders so anyone outside the UK please buy now in time for Christmas:

www.etsy.com/shop/zaracarpenter

Sneak peek at my latest hat shoot from this afternoon with the very gorgeous Meg.

Sneak peek at my latest hat shoot from this afternoon with the very gorgeous Meg.

rikardosterlund:

“Love Of My Father”, from Zara Carpenter’s new collection.
Here’s Zara story behind the hat:
This headpiece is made on a satin covered headband and sinamay base. It is adorned with a pair of pigeons wings, an adult pigeons head, nestled with a casting of a juvenile pigeon on a bed of fabric violets. The pigeon wing and head is covered in black fine glitter, representing ashes.
My father kept pigeons when I was young, he would send them off on long races and sometimes they won. He adored his pigeons. My father died when I was 15 which broke my heart and changed my life forever. Many people think pigeons are vermin but I love them and I always thought that is we did come back again once we die then maybe he would come back as a pigeon.’

rikardosterlund:

“Love Of My Father”, from Zara Carpenter’s new collection.

Here’s Zara story behind the hat:

This headpiece is made on a satin covered headband and sinamay base. It is adorned with a pair of pigeons wings, an adult pigeons head, nestled with a casting of a juvenile pigeon on a bed of fabric violets. The pigeon wing and head is covered in black fine glitter, representing ashes.

My father kept pigeons when I was young, he would send them off on long races and sometimes they won. He adored his pigeons. My father died when I was 15 which broke my heart and changed my life forever. Many people think pigeons are vermin but I love them and I always thought that is we did come back again once we die then maybe he would come back as a pigeon.’

Over the last 8 months I have been working on a sculpture made of flowers, birds wings, insects, snakeskin and berries. This project is still not finished. The headpiece you see in these photographs is a wearable piece of the sculpture. The completed sculpture will be exhibited at The Horsebridge Gallery Whitstable, part of a group exhibition in November.

This is also a sneak peek from the shoot of my couture hat collection.

Styling Rachel Cooper

Photography Rikard Osterlund

Makeup Anna Bourne

Model Leah Hamilton Ward D1 models

FANTASTIC!

Sneak Peek at two hats I’m working on, got loads of work to do but I like how they are looking so far.

New hat covered in a plethora of varying flowers, dragonflies and 1930s vintage veiling

New hat covered in a plethora of varying flowers, dragonflies and 1930s vintage veiling

New Hat And My Cat
Finished my twisted willow headpiece today, its called “ Daphne” referring to the myth of the woman who turned into a tree

New Hat And My Cat

Finished my twisted willow headpiece today, its called “ Daphne” referring to the myth of the woman who turned into a tree