Last Thursday night, I hopped over to the release party of The Block Magazine’s fashion issue at Lower East Side boutique International Playground. Among the hoards of cool kids looking “I don’t care” chic, I noticed one girl sporting a giant mirror on her head.
My first reaction was to love it. She kept the rest of the all-black outfit perfectly simple, and her classic makeup combination of black liquid liner and a red lip made her seem like a Jetsons-inspired pin-up girl.
Among the flocks of similarly dressed hipsters, her reflective accoutrement was a ray of light.
Indeed, headpieces are having a moment.
First, Tavi’s bow caused issues at Dior couture, then Hanneli sported some layered disks at NYFW, and Jean Charles de Castelbajac added antlers to his Bambi inspired collection.
And who could forget Abbey Lee’s feathered spread in Numéro #109? If there was ever a reason to be tar and feathered, I think this is it.
While the right headpiece can make a look truly fantastic, the general populous still thinks it’s more freak than chic. Personally, I’d love an arty topper, like one of Benoit Missolin’s gorgeous headbands, but I’d probably still feel a tingle of self-consciousness leaving the house.
What would you do?