I'm not giving out any prizes for guessing how I arrived at this one's name!
Suffice it to say that it was the purchase of a souvenir at the battlefield of Waterloo in Belgium which provided my inspiration for this bust.
Napoleonic hats are hard to make by the way! I decided it would be more cool to just have one side.
Peeling back the silicone mould from the original sculpture.
I was interested to discover during my research into Napoleonic uniform that it was Napoleon himself who changed the way the tradition hats were worn by turning his sideways - cool dude! Everyone else copied him ofcourse.
One side of the costume is pure Napoleonic - the other is based on an amazing asymmetrical outfit by Victor + Rolf. I love their sculptural designs.
Had to throw in a reference to the Tricolour of course!
Shame he lost - but less said about that the better - I don't want to upset my French friends....
Poor Josephine - what a doomed love affair!