Ellen Olenska (square fascinator)
I have only been working with the brim material, abaca, from the Philipines, for the last couple years. It provides a new look and new ideas. It is edged in black Swiss raffia braid with wire also. The small traditional elastic holds the hat in place. The brim is 14 by 10 inches.
Ellen Olenska is the stylish women who returned from Europe into New York's society and just didn't quite fit in anymore. She is in Henry James novel, Age of Innocence.