By Hannah Gale
Forget your classic Debenhams fascinator in a nice shade of nude for that upcoming wedding. One designer has created these, err… unusual head pieces featuring taxidermy.
For about £60 a pop you can invest in a fascinator that features a dead stuffed mouse with a top hat, or, if you want to spend a little less, a design featuring an actual bird wing will set you back £25.
Margot Magpie, a 31-year-old from Battersea, London, started creating these one-off accessories for friends three years ago, but they’ve quickly grown in popularity and she now stocks them on Etsy.
Revealing she doesn’t kill or harm any animals to make her designs, Margot said: ‘Taxidermy just made sense to me as something you might wear on your head or just on your person.
‘I love birds and wanted to incorporate unused bits of the ones I found dead on the ground as roadkill.’
And it’s not just abstract head pieces she’s using her prized taxidermy for – she’s even selling stuffed mouse figures that involve guitars and miniscule scissors. Yep.
Margot’s skills in taxidermy have proved so popular that she’s even started classes in London, teaching people how to gut, clean, stuff and pose mice, birds and small mammals in a variety of positions.
Taxidermy is officially taking over the world.
For more info on Margot’s classes and accessories head to her blog.