Sunday, 29 April 2012

Heart Shaped Glasses forever

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My newest version of the beloved heart shaped glasses from Asos
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Me as a child with my first heart shaped glasses

Lana Del Ray, Marianne Faithfull, Sue Lyon, heart shaped glasses
Beautiful Lolitas: Lana Del Rey, Marianne Faithfull and Sue Lyon

From my early childhood till now, I've always been a big fan of heart shaped glasses. When I was four years old, they were just the greatest thing to have. Nowadays I'm a proud owner of a little collection with many different colors and variations of them.

The most iconic look including this fabulous glasses is of course Sue Lyon wearing them in Stanley Kubrick's movie Lolita (1962). Even today, heart shaped glasses always remind of her.

In my personal view, the heart shaped glasses had their revival in 2006/2007. They rocked the catwalks from Moschino, to Luella and Blugirl. Many celebrities such as Peaches Geldorf, Britney Spears, Kelly Osborne or Bat for Lashes have been spotted with them. The most memorable impression they made on me during this time was with their appearance in Marilyn Manson's video to the song "Heart Shaped Glasses", released 2007. In the video, Rachel Evan Wood is seen as a modern interpretation of a – not so innocent – Lolita.

Heart shaped glasses are hot this season too: My latest version is a simple one with a thin golden frame, just as seen recently on Lana Del Ray. I love them, because they have a classy touch and look less quirky as with a colored plastic frame.

Take a heart and wear glasses like this!

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Funky Fruits in Fashion: The Watermelon

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My watermelon skirt from Lazy Oaf
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Fingernails can dress up as watermelons too
Vivette, melon, Tatty Devine, Monki, fruits in fashion
Other watermelon fashion: Skirt/dress from Vivetta, bag from Monki, hat and necklace from Tatty Devine

The melon stands as a symbol for erotic, freshness and luck in love life. If I see a watermelon I have to think about summer instantly. Refreshing yourself with a piece of watermelon is the second best thing you can do in hot weather. The very best thing is to dress up and transform yourself into a melon!

A few weeks ago, I wrote about my Lost Fashion Treasures, things no longer available to buy but I really regret not having. One of them was the quirky watermelon skirt from Lazy Oaf. Last week a little miracle happened: Lazy Oaf had three of them back in stock and one of them is my treasure now. I love that the skirt transforms you into a melon, instead of just showing a fruit pattern.

I was browsing to find some other examples of watermelons in fashion, all of them from the latest collections, ready to order and brighten up your wardrobe: If you want melon clothes with a less cartoonlike look, I would recommend you the pretty dress or skirt on the picture above from the italian label Vivetta. Showing your love for the sweet fruit in accessories is possible with melon jewellery from Tatty Devine or a clutch from Monki.

So what are you waiting for? Dress as a fruit and have fun!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Top Ten: Famous People with Fabulous Hats

Finally here are my top ten of famous people wearing fabulous hats. I promised you this post a long time ago, but it was a struggle to decide who is on my list and who isn't. There are so many amazing hats out there!

I realized that a hat usually doesn't come alone: Most of the people in this list haven't been seen just with one outstanding hat, but own a wonderful collection. I am close to say, either a person is a hat person or not. For a hat person the headwear is the most important accessorize and a head without a hat is naked.

One of the good things about being famous is that you have a lot of opportunity to wear glamorous headwear. An extravagant hat is a good way to bring your picture into the press. I wonder why not more famous people take advantage of this.

My list is dominated by the work of the british milliners Philip Treacy and Piers Atkinson. I wished to have a bigger variety in designers, but I just had to admit that they clearly dominate the market of the most astonishing hats. So if you ever need a perfect hat: This is where you have to knock!

I hope you enjoy my list and I'll keep watching for more astonishing hats on the heads of stars and everyone else!

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The Chinese Girl: Isabella Blow (Picture by Richard Saker/Rex Features)

1: Isabella Blow
If I think about a hat person Isabella Blow is without any question the first person, popping into my head. I could make a own top ten of wonderful hats this amazing woman had. It was very difficult to choose one as the most remarkable. I think the "Chinese Garden" hat belongs on top of this list, because it's very unique and I've never seen it on another famous person. It's not just a hat, but a whole little village, Isabella is carrying on her head. It's created by Philip Treacy for Alexander McQueen's 2005 spring/summer collection. This hat is perfect for Isabella as it has a connection to her own life story: She studied Ancient Chinese Art.

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The Forest Fairy: Michelle Harper (Picture by Jason Kemplin/Getty Images)

2: Michelle Harper
Her mission is to save millinery, so she's wearing a lot of hats. The fashion icon Michelle Harper from New York has a quirky and colorful style and hats suits her very well. My favorite hat from her is this headpiece from Piers Atkinson. Michelle looks like a mystical forest creature right out of a beautiful fairy tale.

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The Brave: Princess Beatrice

3: Princess Beatrice of York
You either love or hate this hat by Philip Treacy. Beatrice made a very bold statement, wearing it to the royal wedding of Prince William and Kate 2011. Once you've seen this hat you can't forget about it. In my opinion the hat was even more remarkable than Kate's wedding dress. For so much fashion courage Beatrice earns my respect and I do hope she will not be discouraged to wear extravagant hats just because of people complaining.

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The Science Fiction Commander: Lady Gaga, The Fruity: Anna Dello Russo

4: Lady Gaga
She seems to have pieces from the most talented designers from all around the world and as well a love for extravagant millinery. My favourite and much beloved milliner Piers Atkinson has created many crazy headpieces for her. I love this crazy telephone hat. It has a very futuristic shape and style but shows as well an old phone with cord. Lady Gaga looks like the commander of a retro science fiction movie.

5: Anna Dello Russo
Anna Dello Russo was the first prominent person I've seen wearing the fabulous huge cherries from Pierce Atkinson. She must love them as much as I do, because she wears them in all variations: Red, gold, with animal print and with a veil. I think Anna's aim is to entertain people with her fashion and hats are a very important part of it. Let's hope to see many more crazy hats on her head in the future!

The Extravagant: Elizabeth Taylor, The Sugar Sweet: Enie van de Meiklokjes

6: Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth was a very beautiful and extravagant woman, a real classical hollywood star! In her movies as in her private life, she was wearing a lot of extraordinary clothes and headwear. This eleborate headpiece she wore in 1967 might have been her most extraordinary. Maybe you even oversee her beautiful big diamond necklace, cause the headpiece is catching all the attention.

7: Enie van de Meiklokjes
This is German tv presenter Enie van de Meiklokjes with a hat from Frollein von Sofa (German as well). Enie has got a collection of Frollein von Sofa hats, all of them are colourful, playful and humorous. They look like they come directly form a dreamy land where unicorns and rainbows are seen every day. A really girly thing, just right for a sugar sweet lady like Enie! The style of her hats are very different from the other pieces on this list and this is why i think Enie earns her place in this list.

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The Big Bow: Aretha Franklin, The Flower: Paloma Faith, Femme Fatale: Dita von Teese

8: Aretha Franklin
A big voice needs a big bow! This hat by Mr Song is just a perfect choice for the soul diva: It's big and daring but not over the top or girlish. It definitely stole the show at Barack Obama's inauguration 2009. The Facebook group of her hat has nearly 94 000 followers. What a remarkable number!

9: Paloma Faith
Singer Paloma Faith has a great style. Elegant and a interesting mix between fancy and retro. This big flower headpiece from Piers Aktinson looks just astonishing on her, cause Paloma herself is like a beautiful, rare flower. It seems that Piers likes her to wear his work too, cause she was modelling in his SS12 fashion show.

10: Dita von Teese
Beautiful Dita and a Philip Treacy hat: An overhelming combination! Dita's 50s Style is perfectly completed with this ladylike hat. Of course lipstick and hat are matched perfectly and her outfit has a very dramatic look, just as it should be for a femme fatale. This outfit might be over the top for most other women, but it's just wonderful for Dita!