Object of Affection: Birdcage Veils

25 April 2013

My veil obsession began with the Hat Parade also known as the Royal Wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

I love the decorative netting clipped to pill-box hats, covering the eyes ever so slightly.  They make for the perfect concoction of mystery, girlish-goth and modern elegance.  Not to mention the multi-purpose functionality; if you’re attending a wedding, funeral or a spring soiree, you’re set!

Christian Dior, Jil Sander and Maison Martin Margiela have created their variations on the runway.  I’ve even found a few DIY tutorials for the Jil Sander beanie veil. I’ve been timid to try this trend for a quite sometime, but love her or hate her, Gwyneth just graced this month’s cover of Harper’s Bazaar in a Christian Dior 1960’s inspired bridal veil and I am sold.

Better yet, no bride needed. 

love her or hate her, she's confirming the trend is here to stay.

love her or hate her, she’s confirming the trend is here to stay.

I’ve circled up a few of the most beautiful new and old, even a few shops where you call one of them your own.


veil beanie

jill sander called, she wants her veils back.

duragloss vintage veil advertisement

1947 vintage nail polish advertisement, just veils no nail art.

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Dior + Giambattista Valli

vintage veils

“I’d wear the veils, I just wouldn’t want to be a woman back then.” – Kelsey Tyler.


if kate can do it, you can do it.

modern approach

modern approach:  Ulyana Segeenko and Noomi Repace

bianca jagger you beautiful veiled you.

bianca jagger you beautiful veiled you.

A few places where you can get your own netting without walking down the aisle:

Maybe my next themed party will include masks + veils? There I said it, put it into the public forum of the internet so no one can take it.


Categories: Fashion, Vintage, women

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