Mounted on a 10 cm diameter cherry-red felt hat base edged in velvet, a cuddly blue needle-felted robot stands on the edge of a spacefield of shiny plastic hearts and twinkling glass seed beads.
His arms are tightly string-jointed to provide some posability.
The hat has been lined with satin from a vintage scarf, with a comb for easy wearing.
Robots, rayguns and romance. It's hard to beat 1950s sci fi for pure delicious camp.
"Robot Love" is inspired by the tropes of the B-movies and black and white television of the Atomic Era.
This robot is no heartless automaton: he's been programmed for affection. Look at him reaching out for a hug!
This fascinator is one of ten pieces in the storybook-inspired first collection by Tall Blue Starry, where childhood icons run hand in hand with grown-up elegance.
Each one of a kind, heirloom-quality headpiece is affectionately handmade in the artist's studio in Ireland.
"Robot Love" would be right at home at a nerdy tea party (if you've never been to a nerdy tea party, I suggest you plan one ASAP.)
He'd also be an adorable addition to whimsical sci fi wedding, and as a visitor from the future, he's the perfect companion for a day at the races for any quirky punter.
Wear him to Royal Ascot or the Kentucky Derby: this is a lucky little robot.
(By the way, the hat base measures 11cm or just over 4 inches in diameter (large enough to satisfy the Ascot Royal Enclosure dress code!)
Item is shipped within 5 business days. If you need the hat in a hurry (we've all been there) just convo me and I'll do whatever I can for you.