Saturday, 19 October 2013

Lovely Label & Interview: Jazzafine

fascinator, bride's wear, bird cage fascinator, hair accessory
fascinator, bride's wear, bird cage veil fascinator, hair accessory
fascinator, bride's wear, hair accessory, peacock feather fascinator
fascinator, bride's wear, bird cage fascinator, hair accessory
fascinator, bride's wear, bird cage fascinator, hair accessory

Jazzafine, a name full of music for a creative headwear and accessory label. A fascinator from Jazzafine might just be the finishing touch to your perfect outfit. Tender flowers, bird cage veils and elegant feathers for brides, everyday fairies and unique ladies are among the treasures you will find here.

Inspired by music, this hats are like tender poems and strong melodies themselves. Caroline Bejenar, the creative mind behind Jazzafine, tells us what is the connection between her hats and Mata Hari is and what inspires her most:

Interview with Carolina Bejenar

Please tell me a little bit about yourself, your background and how you started to make fascinators and jewellery.
The fascinators are a lucky find, a beautiful coincidence in my life ;O). I come from an intellectual family in Moldavia. There I visited a youth art college, later I studied business relations. I like intellectual challenges… In Heidelberg (Germany) I pursued my studies – literature, linguistic sciences and political science.

All the theoretical knowledge didn't make me happy and that's why I became a designer. After graduating, I worked as a graphic designer for a few years and organized photo shootings among other things. While doing a shooting, we missed hair styling accessories. Over the weekend, I made some from feathers I found. These were the first pieces and they looked wonderful in the shooting. Even if my boss didn't appreciate them, I had the secret feeling that I made something really good. A few months later I resigned and started my DaWanda shop. Since then I have the most beautiful job in the world.

What inspires your work?
All the knowledge I collected over the years. History of art, classical French literature, design theory or the fin-de-siècle Vienna play a role in my work. Images, ideas, described scenes and moods lead me in a strange way and help me to transform emotions and atmosphere into a tender, feathery and opulent thing. And there is the music as well – most of all Jazz – which plays a very important part in my work. The voice of Billie Holiday was first an inspiring long-stay guest in my studio, later it became more and more important, till it became impossible to be without this elegant music in the creative process. Ella Fitzgerald singing a duet with Louis Armstrong gives my day the drive for a lot of work as well.

Meanwhile I have many different collections. If I design vividly coloured compositions inspired by the Carpathians, I love to listen to the suitable beats and the sentimental stories of my homeland. Amazing voices from South Africa, such as Chavela Vargas as an example, inspire me just as well as swing from the twenties. They are perfect "co-workers" for my roaring twenties collection or the La Nuit Bohème collection.

Recent fashion trends don't catch a lot of my interest to be honest. But I have to keep an eye on the trendy colours. I do a lot of custom orders and very often there are a few dozen of fascinators or bird cages in nude or powder shades ordered in one summer season.

What defines a good hat or fascinator in your opinion?
A woman should not feel disguised if she wears it in her hair. A little bit of humour and self-consciousness is required… The headpiece should fit to the personality. Ideally, it should enhance the personality, or show a hidden aspect. The little diva, the strong amazon, the coquettish lover, the sensual aficionado or the arbitrary intellectual.

If the fascinator should fit to the rest of the clothes? Personally I think it's no MUST. It should be the complement, the icing on the cake and it's definitely allowed to have a certain outlandishness.

For which famous person would you love to design fascinators?
I love music and beautiful, strong, edgy woman with curves! I would be curious to see my work on Caro Emerald or Femme Schmidt.

Nonetheless, the best is to hear from clients that they feel like Dita von Teese or Mata Hari, it they wear a hat or veil.

What's the goal for your label Jazzafine?
When I studied political science, my goal was the rescue of the world for sure. ;O) Nowadays, whether by the famous wisdom of age or by decadent resignation, I would love to make the female world a hint more beautiful and sophisticated…C'est tout!

Visit Jazzafine's shop or like them on Facebook.


  1. How beautiful!!! The veil with the rose is just the thing I might want to wear, when I'm getting married some day... :)

    1. Oh yes lovely Marianne! I wish you're having your dream wedding one day (maybe not even too much in the future ;-) ) and you will be the most beautiful bride wearing your pretty veil, kisses :-)

  2. i love this post! great pictures by the way :)

    1. Thank you very much. It's always a pleasure to know you like one of my posts. I very rarely get comments by Swiss bloggers. <3 xxx

  3. Such a wonderful label doll, so gorgeous!! I quite love all the ones you have shown here, the veils are a gorgeous added lovely indeed!! I hope you have a splendid new week <3 xxx

    1. I had to think about you when I saw all the peacock fascinators. <3 Have a wonderful week too xxx

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