Hat with Lace Veil: Creations by Liv Free (made possible by Barclaycard), Coat: Zara, Earrings: Chanel
Images by Ahmed el Fayed
Not to be confused with the bee keeper look or functionality, lace veils will not protect you from insects. They don’t really hide your face either. They distort it thus adding mystery and making you a plausible suspect in an Agatha Christie like story.
While they were extremely popular in the first half of the twentieth century, their popularity has continued to wane in recent times; but saying that they are not fashionable now is a faulty statement as well. These days (and it is unfortunate) there are four main occasions when it is totally okay to wear a hat with a black lace veil:
at a funeral
at an evening party
at Fashion Week
at a themed party
I personally am likely to wear a veiled hat as I see fit because messing with people’s minds is just so much fun. Take these images for instance; don’t they make you wonder, what the hell am I doing being all moody and mysterious? That’s right. Keep on wondering. I ain’t tellin’ nobody nothin’.
Instead, I will talk to you about my passion for young independent British design talent. Say hello to Alivya Free, the designer of this veiled beauty. Liv does handmade headgear which I hope to see in movies, theatres as well as more of on my own head. You see, I am eyeing a certain kokoshnik that I simply NEED to own in time for music festival season.
You can see me wearing yet another veiled hat here. You get it, I like ‘em.
Chanel lipsticks in (from left to right): Superstition, Charisma, Adventure, Flirt, Enjouee, Sari d’Eau, Fatale and Ballet Russe
Images by: Agata Bosak
I don’t often do beauty-based posts because while some people are Grammar Nazis, I am a Beauty Brand Bully and CAN hurt feelings of those who deem themselves to be precious. I know only ONE person in this world who is as adamant as I about what she would never slap on her face and that is my mother. I would knowingly distribute goods of brands that I somehow got but would never use to others or just chuck ‘em away. The reason of my brutal and ruthless ways? An allergy that I have acquired by being open-minded about beauty brands. Never again. Ever.
Alas, there is only one lipstick brand that I have come across that does not trigger a ridiculous allergy on my lips. That is Chanel. This is why I stock up on this brand’s shades like crazy. I often get asked about the lipstick shades I wear in my outfit posts – so I assumed this post will sum them up quite nicely. I came to realise that lipstick is one of the best and cheapest outfit accessories out there, as every shade can alter an outfit completely; from oh you look cute to OMG THIS IS AWESOME.
Coat: Vintage, Bag: MyTee Bad, Boots: Minimarket, Earrings: Chanel
Images by Ahmed el Fayed
You know what’s fun? A coat with ridiculous volume, that’s what. It’s my new favourite thing; reminds me of something Vivienne Westwood would normally design for her Anglomania line. The item itself is brandless, so I have no idea where it came or anything about its past. But let’s concentrate on its present – it’s keeping me nice and warm this festive season. So without any further ado, I wish you all a very merry Christmas – hopefully Santa’s going to be nice and generous this year!