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Styles from the Past, Reimagined


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Styles from the Past, Reimagined


Created for women who look to the past with adoring eyes, Blue Brocade offers unique hair accessories, hair vines, feather fascinators, hats and hat brooches. Rooted in historical hair adornment, entirely designed and handmade by Jessa Alston-O'Connor in Vancouver, Canada.

Hand crafte, truly vintage inspired adornments for bridal styles, lingering looks over champagne and beautiful details for everyday wear, each Blue Brocade accessory reimagines the past, lifting it off the pages and silver screens to offer renewed ways to wear a hint of history, today.

 

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Handmade. Genuine Vintage


Handmade. Genuine Vintage


There’s beauty in the faded and worn, the well loved, and the sentimental...
— Celerie Kemble, American Interior Designer

Antiques, reimagined

From the individually hand cut silk petals to the handsewn pearls and vintage 1950s French rhinestones, each Blue Brocade design is meticulously hand crafted. Most designs feature exquisite vintage jewelry, brooches and buttons. Vintage pearls, 1920s glass buttons, mid century rhinestones,  once hidden in antique shops across North America, they have been rediscovered and given a new life. These historic details from the past live on in each Blue Brocade accessory.

 

ONE OF A KIND

Blue Brocade pieces are limited editions or one of a kind, ensuring one’s style is never mass produced but embodies the hand crafted tradition of women’s hair adornments. Each accessory is designed and personally handmade by Jessa with the same meticulous care for quality as milliners and jewellers long past. Whether for a bride or bridesmaid, upswept hair by candlelight or to accent a French twist at the office, Blue Brocade designs offer beautiful vintage details for today.

 Vintage buttons from 1920s-60s

Vintage buttons from 1920s-60s

 Antique brooches from 1920s-60s

Antique brooches from 1920s-60s

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'Something Old' for Brides Today


'Something Old' for Brides Today


Whether it is a bohemian floral crown inspired by late 19th century England, or a feather fascinator that brings The Great Gatsby to mind, bridal accessories from Blue Brocade introduce historical bridal elegance to those seeking something out of the ordinary, a true connection to the lives and love stories long past.

 

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Glamour from the Age of Jazz


Glamour from the Age of Jazz


In his blue gardens the people came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald, American author

Perhaps it is the pictures in our minds and on silver screens of Gatsby's lavish parties, looking at the world through diamonds. These glimpses of the 1920s entice us back to a time of infectious excitement and pure romance, of the allure of modern womanhood in elegant silks and Marcel waves. It could be all of these and more, for it's nearly impossible not to fall in love with the 1920s, again and again. 

Ideal for bridesmaids, New Year's parties, and even for upswept hair at the office, the Blue Brocade 1920s collections offer so many options for the modern woman with a heart from the past. 

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Easy Elegance for the Everyday


Easy Elegance for the Everyday


Blue Brocade is about living with cherished vintage details in our lives, even long after the laughter and smiles of special occasions have passed and ever after has begun. Choose a 1920s inspired feather hair clip to accent a casual French twist for work, a feagther clip for a winter knit hat, a silk flower for side swept hair at a garden party, or the perfect accent for black dresses that turn heads, Blue Brocade designs are versatile enough to be worn in multiple settings. 

Whether for special occasions or every days, Blue Brocade offers women fresh ways to wear the elegant styles of bygone eras for their modern moments today.  

 
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