Posts Tagged ‘wool wigs’

It has been told that Little Red took cake to her grandmother again…a walk in the woods the beginning

another great red closeup

red with basket in ravine

ravine.... wolf is closer

through the eyes of the wolf. nice wig shot

lone wolf by tree

wolf close up

the wolf is closing in

now we see what red is up to close up

the basket of yummies

I could lick that cake!

the money shot bite that cake!

close up of the pet really great shot

pet the wolf

red naps after the feastThe first edition of Grimms’ tale includes in the ending Little Red Cap going through the woods a second time. This time she recognizes the danger and doesn’t speak to the wolf. She asks her grandmother’s advice. She carries water until a big, big trough is completely full and the wolf is drowned. These paragraphs change Little Red Riding Hood from a victim into a heroine. This Little Red Riding Hood is different form the others who just get eaten and rescued and admonished not to talk to strangers. In the complete Grimms’ folktale, Little Red Cap goes home “safely and merrily” not because the hunter rescues her, but because she has learned to recognize and deal with danger.

Small town frocks wonders if perhaps there is more to that story as well…

Photography: Laura Wilby

Styling/Hair/Headpiece: Avrell Fox

Frock and Wig: Lara Blackman

Makeup: Robin Marie

Red: Nicole

Wolf: Richie

Cake: Epiphany Cakes

Picnic: Croissant Moon

Flowers/Boutonniere: The Green Poppy

Props: Still Eagle, Dear Pony, and stylists own


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I have been doing all sorts of searches and combing through sites to try and find some sort of comparable wigs to the ones that I make. I haven’t found anything… well, I found a couple… but they aren’t really at all like the ones that I have been making. Originally I made a wig because I was invited to a Marie Antoinette birthday party… which didn’t end up being hosted, but in the process of trying to figure out what to wear I decided that I wanted a fabulous wig… I had a bag of wool roving that someone had given to me that was too nice to stuff toys with and I decided that people felted animals and all sorts of amazing things so why not shape a wig… I went and bought a beginner set of felting needles and set to work. I had no idea what I was doing but I started twisting and braiding and adding more and more layers until I had something that resembled the look that I was going for…

It has since turned into my passion. I now comb through paintings and archives looking for ideas for wigs… I used to watch movies for the costumes, now it is for the wigs… I have no idea what happened in Elizabeth: The Golden Age… but I sat on the edge of my seat because Cate Blanchett wore a different wig in every scene… what bliss! I recently met a wool felter who enlightened me on the way to integrate silk into my work… I am SO EXCITED! I have 5# of Tussah silk just waiting to be turned into something luxurious.

Here’s a couple of wool wigs that have turned up in searches done by myself and others… I love the multi colours and the sheer volume… but I am thankful to see these images after my own attempts as the styles are completely different… and often it’s enough to not know whether you can do something or not in order to make it happen ;)

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