Vintage Hair Fascinator Giveaway!

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We love vintage weddings here at IW! And we also love giveaways! We were tickled when Toronto designer offered up one of her awesome vintage-inspired hair fascinators ($100+ value) as a prize for one lucky IW reader!

Before we get into the giveaway details, we’d like to share a little about about Blair Nadeau from Blair Nadeau Millinery.

What’s your design background?

Blair: I’m classically trained in fashion design from Ryerson University in Toronto and Textile Design from Beal Art School in London, Ontario.

Why fascinators?

Blair: I was on a buying trip in England in 2008 and discovered a beautiful fascinator boutique in Selfridges.  I was always interested in hair accessories and millinery and was blown away by the beautiful and intricate Royal Ascot type fascinators that I discovered in England. With my background in fashion and design, as well as my love of textures and textiles, I returned home to Canada and began designing my first collection of feather fascinators. I launched the company in 2009.

Tell us about your fascinators:


The first collection, Whimsical Wonderland, is charming and whimsical. It includes vintage feather fascinators, cocktail hats, birdcage veils and flowers in beautiful romantic shapes and ethereal colours. Each piece is made from the highest quality feathers imported from Spain and the UK and are all hand-shaped and hand-trimmed and applied individually to each piece.  They are finished with handmade clusters of freshwater pearls or Swarovski crystals.

Now, onto the giveaway details.

There are three fascinators to choose from. Simply pick your fave from the following:

#1 – Whimsical Nude Fascinator

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#2 – Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator

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#3 – Whimsical White Fascinator white hair fascinator

Leave a comment below letting us know which one is your fave and why, then head on over to the IW Facebook fan page and ‘Like Us’. Winners will be selected randomly by the random number generator. Contest closes Saturday March 26, 2011 at 11:59 pm. Contest open to U.S and Canadian residents only.

Good luck!

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  1. Posted by Meagan McMahone on March 11th, 2011 at 6:13am

    love the whimsical nude fascinator!
  2. Posted by Jenna on March 11th, 2011 at 6:24am

    It is early days in my wedding planning experience, and I would love a beautiful piece to style and inspire my wedding theme! Loving the whimsical nude, perfectly classic, yet something a little different!
  3. Posted by DLH on March 11th, 2011 at 8:46am

    I lvoe the whimsical ivory peacock piece. It has the perfect combination of whimsy, elegance, and romance with the fun surprise of the peacock feather. Whimsy, elegant, romantic and fun is the exact way I'd describe my wedding!
  4. Posted by Danielle on March 11th, 2011 at 9:01am

    Eeeeeeeeeee! They are gorgeous; I love #1.
  5. Posted by Jennifer F on March 11th, 2011 at 10:12am

    Oh, the nude is absolutely my favorite, even though all three are lovely!
  6. Posted by merium on March 11th, 2011 at 11:00am

    love the ivory! the nude is lovely too!
  7. Posted by Brittany on March 11th, 2011 at 12:43pm

    Oh gosh! They are all gorgeous, but it would have to be a toss-up between the nude and the peacock... if I HAD to choose one it would be the peacock!!
    Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway Christina!
  8. Posted by lunaKM on March 11th, 2011 at 1:36pm

    I absolutely love #2 with the ivory and white feathers, simply elegant!
  9. Posted by Amy on March 11th, 2011 at 3:06pm

    Wow, Blair you make really beautiful pieces! The ivory peacock is my favorite.
  10. Posted by gabrielle on March 11th, 2011 at 3:23pm

    I love #2 - the "whimsical ivory peacock fascinator". The combination of textures is fantastic, and would look great with my ivory vintage lace dress!
  11. Posted by Beth on March 11th, 2011 at 11:42pm

    My favorite is #2 – Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator. It has so many neutral shades that I could see this worn with a white or ivory gown. This would go wonderfully with my simple, ivory wedding gown dress!
  12. Posted by linda on March 12th, 2011 at 12:42am

    my favorite is #2, the whimsical ivory peacock fascinator! it has such a great combination of texture and would look awesome with my dress.
  13. Posted by Melissa Sell on March 12th, 2011 at 4:14pm

    I love the Whimsical Ivory! The pearls and color palette would match my wedding gown perfectly!
  14. Posted by Jab on March 12th, 2011 at 7:16pm

    The feather fascinator with the veil is my favorite
  15. Posted by Elise on March 12th, 2011 at 7:31pm

    The whimsical white fascinator reminds me of old Hollywood. It has movement, drama and elegance. Bravo, Blair.
  16. Posted by Nancy on March 13th, 2011 at 12:32am

    I love them all! But, my favorite is the Whimsical ivory peacock. The white feathers look so playful!
  17. Posted by Marina on March 13th, 2011 at 2:36am

    I love the third one, sophisticated and romantic. Beautiful.
  18. Posted by Kristina B. on March 13th, 2011 at 2:04pm

    I love, love, love number 2!
  19. Posted by sarah louise on March 13th, 2011 at 6:08pm

    My favourite is whimsical white, as it would best compliment my wedding colours. They are all beautiful!
  20. Posted by Christine S. on March 14th, 2011 at 1:56am

    OOOOO the Whimsical Nude Fascinator is fantastic! It's simple, yet elegant, and would compliment any bride!!!
  21. Posted by Melodious on March 14th, 2011 at 6:31pm

    They're all beautiful, but the whimsical ivory is my favorite because of the pearls.
  22. Posted by Sabrina Mix on March 15th, 2011 at 9:00am

    All wonderful!

    But I'd rather the Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator.

  23. Posted by abi on March 16th, 2011 at 9:35pm

    I love the Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator. I feel like I could wear it to my rehearsal dinner as well as my reception which I love!
  24. Posted by Victoria on March 16th, 2011 at 11:56pm

    I love the #2 design.
    Its color tone is the easiest to mix & match with different dresses. The cluster of pearls makes the piece stand out and look elegant. Matching a piece of round-shaped peacock feather with the pearls just makes the fascinator look pure and gorgeous at the same time.
    Where can I buy these collections in Toronto?
  25. Posted by libby whiting on March 17th, 2011 at 4:58pm

    I adore the #3 – Whimsical White Fascinator!
  26. Posted by mere on March 17th, 2011 at 5:55pm

    whimsical nude!! so pretty and makes me laugh a little.
  27. Posted by Stefanie on March 18th, 2011 at 5:05pm

    My favorite is #1! My dress color is nude, and I think it will go best with my dress!! So beautiful!!
  28. Posted by Demetra Mensah- Bonsu on March 21st, 2011 at 11:27pm


  29. Posted by Natalie on March 22nd, 2011 at 3:56pm

    Love the gorgeous Whimsical Nude Fascinator (#1). It would look lovely at a wedding, or any other occasion for that matter - I'd wear it to vacuum just for fun! :)
  30. Posted by Rachel Thomas on March 22nd, 2011 at 7:55pm

    I love the Whimsical Ivory Peacock fascinator! It looks beautiful and it would match my sash on my dress!
  31. Posted by stephie on March 23rd, 2011 at 7:17pm

    whimsical white :) I'm a die hard sparkle fan
  32. Posted by Sheena on March 24th, 2011 at 10:06am

    Love the Whimsical White!
  33. Posted by Jenny on March 24th, 2011 at 10:32am

    The ivory fascinator would be perfect for the small vintage wedding we're having in an 18th century mansion in Ohio. Thanks for the giveaway!
  34. Posted by Cassidy on March 24th, 2011 at 10:41am

    Wow, these are really beautiful! So unique! I love them all!
  35. Posted by Mesha Campbell on March 24th, 2011 at 11:39am

    I love the nudes of all of these. They would compliment my blonde hair BEAUTIFULLY!!!
  36. Posted by Jessica on March 24th, 2011 at 11:51am

    What an amazing giveaway! I love the Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator - I have dark brown, wavy hair, so ivory would be gorgeous for an updo!
  37. Posted by JAcky on March 24th, 2011 at 12:53pm

    I am loving the #3Whimsical White Fascinator. I have been looking for a hair piece with feathers and this is perfect!
  38. Posted by Catherine on March 24th, 2011 at 2:07pm

    I LOVE #2 – Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator, it would go perfectly with my dress and the hairstyle I want.
  39. Posted by Roxanne on March 24th, 2011 at 8:51pm

    Love the ivory peacock fascinator. So.vintage and classy!
  40. Posted by Laura on March 24th, 2011 at 10:26pm

    I love love love the ivory one! It's just so much fun!
  41. Posted by Michelle on March 24th, 2011 at 11:42pm

    These are all stunning. Love the whimsical white fascinator!
  42. Posted by Ali on March 25th, 2011 at 2:17am

    Love the ivory peacock fastener. My dress is ivory and my bridesmaids will be wearing wine colored dresses with peacock blue accessories, including a peacock feather in their hair. It's the perfect tie in.
  43. Posted by Bonnie Dunlap on March 25th, 2011 at 2:18pm

    Oh, I love the pearl detail on the Ivory one....#2!
  44. Posted by Henria O. on March 26th, 2011 at 3:47am

    I like #3, the Whimsical White Fascinator! I like the attached birdcage veil!
  45. Posted by Cathy on March 26th, 2011 at 3:42pm

    I really like the Ivory Peacock one! Looks awesome!
  46. Posted by Kate on March 26th, 2011 at 3:43pm

    I love the Peacock Ivory fascinator. Love the vintage feel
  47. Posted by Stephen Johnson on April 3rd, 2011 at 9:12am

    The Whimsical Ivory Peacock for sure. I love the gentle balance of the colors and the mounded pearls add subtle texture drawing your eye to the hair piece.
  48. Posted by Blair Nadeau on May 5th, 2011 at 1:32pm

    Hi Ladies!

    Thank you all for your lovely kind comments about my collection pieces! you are all truly wonderful!

    Congrats to Amy who has been chosen as the winner of this contest! i can't wait to send her, her Selection and see pics from her big day!

    I would be honored to design for any and all of you and in response to Victoria - many of my pieces are available at the following Toronto Boutiques

    Hefter Collection - Hazelton Lanes Yorkville
    Fashion Crimes - Queen Street West
    Sash and Bustle - Queen and Carlaw

    Each of these boutiques carry various selections, however if you would like to have something custom, please visit my website at to view my entire collection.
    I am also located in Toronto and appointments are available evenings and weekends at my studio/showroom to meet for consultations!

    Thanks again ladies and congrats on your upcoming weddings!

  49. Posted by Shauna BrockHoward on March 16th, 2013 at 11:07am

    I like the third fascinator as I feel the different texture are non-competing for your attention. The materials complement each other drawing your eye visually to the entire fascinator. I feel the other two your eyes are drawn entirely to the feather therefore missing the other pretty materials.
  50. Posted by Maurie J Naquin on January 13th, 2014 at 2:00pm

    Love your website!! Inspiring for planning my wedding! #2 – Whimsical Ivory Peacock Fascinator is to die for! love it
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