Tuesday

UNMASKED

Conceal - reveal. We all love a little mystery.


"Masquerade!
Paper faces on parade.
Masquerade!
Hide your face, so the world will never find you!
Masquerade!
Every face a different shade.
Masquerade!
Look around -
there's another
mask behind you!"
- The Phantom of the Opera

Gisele-No-Last-Name-Needed in a half-mask. Ooh la la!

This Halloween, why not dress as a glamazon instead of a goblin? 
A fashion doyenne instead of a devil? The new motto is Balenciaga, not blood! 

HERE'S HOW...
The inspiration: last month's French Vogue fete in Paris, a grand masquerade for fashion's finest to celebrate the magazine's 90th anniversary. 
The location: the Hotel Pozzo di Borgo.
The guests: France's fanciest.
Natalia Vodianova in a barely there lace mask (would you hide that face?).

Anna dello Russo in a hat and mask combined, and dressed as - a warrior swan? 

Elettra Rossellini Wiedemann continues the half mask trend - is she a wisp of lace, or a bird in flight?

Diane Von Furstenberg, fearless as usual! She transforms into a bird of paradise.

These stylish ensembles reminded me of the best master of the mask in Hollywood. No, not Johnny Depp. The queen of masks is Madame Hepburn.
In Breakfast at Tiffany's, Audrey Hepburn frolics in the Five and Dime in a cat mask and orange funnel-necked coat. Meow!


Ms. Holly Golightly answers the door, replete in turquoise sleep mask and tassel earplugs. She no doubt awoke each morning on a glitter covered pillow...

In the 1960s film How to Steal a Million, Audrey looks the part of a debonair thief - even though what she's stealing is her own. Why not party in an homage to Hepburn and Mad Men? Lace mask? Darling little gloves? Check and check.

At the French Vogue party, Karolina Kurkova channels the Hepburn lace mask look.

In the film Marie Antoinette, Kirstin Dunst employes an equally glamourous concealment.

Other famous faces have enjoyed going behind the mask - here, Kate Moss bedazzles in an easy do-it-at home style.

Sienna Miller glams it up with a feathery mask cum headband.

How glamorous will you be this Halloween? 
Images:  French Vogue Party. Hepburn images here and here. Dunst in Marie Antoinette. Kate Moss here. And Sienna Miller.

13 comments:

Splendid Sass said...

Such a great post. Love this. Beautiful women and men! Phantom is my favorite!
Have a nice evening.
Teresa

quintessence said...

What fun! I have always loved that very frame of Audrey Hepburn in How to Steal a Million - a very charming, under-rated Hepburn movie.

Gypsy Purple said...

Lovely post!

La Petite Gallery said...

Lovely post. I love Audrey's lace mask in to steal a Million, Cary
Grant was in that wasn't he?
Thank you,
yvonne

Ingrid Mida said...

The lace masks are divine!

mydesignchic said...

What a fun post!!

Averill said...

Did you see the mask Tyra wore to the French Vogue event? Apparently she just pulled a pair of fishnets over her heads!

annechovie said...

I will not be glamorous at all for halloween, but I think your idea is a great one, Skyla! xx

Haven and Home said...

Oh how fun is this post! I am going to think in this direction this year.

Beach House Living said...

I may have to break out the hand made masks from Venice. We received them as gifts years ago and they just sit in boxes.

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