I just saw the much talked about Lady Gaga ft. Beyonce 'Telephone' video for the first time and am now wishing this kind of headwear was more common, but then maybe it would be less fun? While the video was packed with a staggering amount of costume changes and props by Gaga favourites Jeremy Scott and Jean de Castelbajac it was a retro baby blue telephone that stole my heart.
The (and I use this term loosely) hat is by Fred Butler, the fantastically eccentric prop designer cum accessories genius who has created head pieces, jewellery and body adornments for everyone from Patrick Wolf to Skunk Anansie. After working for set designer Shona Heath after graduating from Brighton University, Butler set out on a one woman mission to cover the globe in quirky, colourful and out of this world designs.
If you like what you see and want to know more then head to the Fred Butler website.