The Zhuangzi


Life is short. Make a statement. Be like the butterfly and spread your wings with this handmade, one-of-a-kind creation by artist Kim Smiley. No need for words. This fascinator says: "hello, metamorphosis, I've been waiting for you."

Approximately 5" long. Fastens with a clip. The reverse is a work of art too, bedecked with lace, sawrovski, gems and pearls. Just cause we can't see beneath the butterflies wings, doesn't mean that there is less magic in what is hidden.

The Artist & Butterflies

Kim Smiley has had a love affair with butterflies since she was a girl. She was found of chasing them, but was never iterated in catching them. It's no surprise that she brings you this one of a kind creation, inspired by her youth and the giants of great literature.

Coles Notes: Poetry & Literature                                                             

I dreamed I was a butterfly, flitting around in the sky; then I awoke. Now I wonder: Am I a man who dreamt of being a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming that I am a man?  ―Zhuangzi

It was then that she realized that the yellow butterflies preceded the appearances of Mauricio Babilonia. ― Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly. ― Richard Bach

A caterpillar who seeks to know himself would never become a butterfly. ― Andre Gide

Collections: Hair Sculptures, Kim Smiley Bridal™

Type: Hair Art

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