But I’ll shave that for later!
…Imagine an olde worlde French circus, directed by a militant ringmaster with a well groomed moustache and rakish attitude. A world of lights and glitter. Corset clad showgirls, elephants and sword swallowers. The smell of sawdust and mystery fills the smoky air, as the lights dim, and the show begins…
The latest Cog & Compass medals are inspired by my imagining of a vintage militant circus travelling through provincial France. Epaulettes, braid and impressive facial hair abound! (I’ve included my mood board below for your perusal).
Inspiration board for a Vintage French Militant Circus
The moustache medals are a concoction of quirky and colourful that will add the perfect faux-serious touch to your lapel. Each one features a quaint hand sculpted moustache motif! Use them to embellish your beret, satchel or favourite coat for a splash of vintage strongman style.
Reminiscent of 18th century French military regalia, my new ornate medals glimmer with elegance, glory and ringmaster bravado. As with all Cog & Compass creations, no two medals are exactly alike, so you may don your awards with pride, safe in the knowledge that each one is unique!
Ornate French medals
Ah, you are enquiring as to the question I mentioned earlier? Well I would love to hear your opinions on these new creations of course!
New medals and accessories will be joining the Militant Circus range in the near future, so stay alert for updates! (Can’t wait for another vintage circus fix? Check out the amazing strongman inspired art over at the She Walks Softy blog.)