FAQs

Who is a milliner? What is millinery?

Someone who makes and sells women’s hats is a milliner. Trade or business of a milliner is millinery.

 

What is a fascinator?

A decorative piece of headwear that is trimmed using feathers, flowers, silks,beads and other high quality material trims attached to the head using a hair comb, alligator clip or an elastic band.

What is the ideal side to adorn a fascinator?

  • If you have no parting, a fascinator is traditionally worn on the right. Otherwise it is recommended to use it to cover your parting. (This means the opposite side is all hair, not roots.) 

  • The fascinator should be placed just above either your right or left eyebrow depending on your hair parting as described above. Fascinators when worn leaning towards either side right or left, look more chic. 

  • Wearing the fascinator towards the front of your head in the center is sometimes acceptable but makes it look bolder. Try wearing the headgear on the side a few times and getting more comfortable than going for the braver look.

 

How do you put on a fascinator?

  • Hold the fascinator inside out.

  • You should be able to read the “Maaneh Millinery” tag in the right direction. This is the correct side of the fascinator designed.

  • Many fascinators attach to your head with a subtle elastic band. This goes behind your ears and around the nape of your neck, not under your chin. This is one of the biggest mistake people make with fascinators that have elastic bands. When band comes under the chin it takes away the charm of the design.

  • Pull the elastic band going over your head and fascinator by your neck in the front. The band will sit by your cervical area (nape area) behind the ears. Pull all our hair out from the elastic band just like you would in a ponytail.

  • Now pull the fascinator up to your forehead area in the desired angle. You could support the elastic band with pins if you may.​​​

  • Please feel free to play around with the design and adjust it the way you adore.

 

How is the fascinator sized?

All the fascinator headwear that you find under Maaneh Millinery are universally fitted and versatile

 

Where all can I enjoy wearing some of these wearable art pieces?

Maaneh Millinery headwear is one of a kind crafted using material of the finest caliber. From brunch parties, to polo games and derby, to sundowners and chic cocktail parties, from attending a ball to those formal gala events, swaying away on a beach destination to flaunting a classy street style, for that one special occasion or be it one for the fantasies!!

 

What is the material used in making a premium headwear from Maaneh Millinery?

These carefully crafted headwear is made using abaca fiber of the finest quality.

 

What is Abaca fiber?

Abaca fibre is one of the most popular hat-making foundations in the world. It is woven from the processed stalks of the abaca tree, a banana palm native to the Philippines. It is three times stronger than cotton or silk, and a fabric made from 100% abaca can last for over 100 years. As a result, holds a very firm shape and colour beautifully; often passed on to generations as an inheritance.

 

How are the headwears packed?

Each headwear at Maaneh Millinery is packed with appropriate chic hat boxes inclusive of the price.

 

Can I switch from elastic band fit to a pin or comb?

Yes please feel free to reach out to us and wherever possible we can change the fitting. Few headwear pieces work only with elastic bands and we can assist with the best way you can wear one.