Animals utilize accessories in the wild to gain attention—peacocks flaunt plumage to attract mates, and gorillas keep pet kittens to appear sensitive to the ladies. Follow Mother Nature's example with today's Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $49 for a four-hour Fabulous Fascinators workshop for one (a $99 value)
- $89 for the above workshop for two (a $198 value)
Instructors impart tips and techniques on crafting fascinator hats from silk, feathers, netting, and hair clips. Though basic materials are not included with this Groupon, students can purchase them from the studio for $20–$30, depending on the complexity of the hat. Students can also bring in their own materials to achieve a particular look.
The Make Den
Alison Broverman of the National Post reported that "sewing machine phobia melts away" in The Make Den's studio. There, in a space resembling a 1950s kitchen, founder and Ryerson University grad Irene Stickney interweaves sound sewing principles and time-saving tricks into her workshops. Subjects range from an initial, embroidered letter of introduction to sewing techniques to bunting workshops and the otherworldly style of Lady Gaga. Several of the Den's instructors can also be seen gliding through the streets of the city in their own outrageous, hand-sewn matching creations as members of the Deadly Nightshades fashion-and-cycling posse.