I have always loved masquerade masks. Especially the Venetian hand crafted ones, which are exquisitely beautiful. And don’t you just love the movies set in a time where people would wear masks to fancy balls? Doesn’t that touch of mystery just add to the class and sophistication of that era? I just think there’s something so sultry and seductive about it.
Of course these days, masks are just for fun and you only wear them if a party is masquerade-themed. And it just so happens I have one coming up. So on goes the scavenger hunt for a mask that I will like. And boy do I hate shopping when I go out with ONE specific purpose (I prefer wandering for hours, looking for anything that catches my eye). There are all kinds of masks out there and I wanted something classy and elegant. Without an overload of sequins and over-the-top feathers (which all of them had!). As far as fashion goes, I’m not the bold, ‘out there’ type. I like it simple.
But I finally found one to go with my black dress. It was silver grey with studded rhinestones. I loved it instantly. And it was different from the rest because it’s not made out of hard cardboard.
A simple mask with a little black dress might sound boring. But sometimes less is definitely more.
I took it for a test drive when I got home. Didn’t look too bad!
UK high street fashion has not failed me yet! Well actually, it has once or twice, when I made really bad choices.
I made my eyes look very elaborate because I wanted to see if I could double it for an Ice Queen of Narnia costume. Didn’t quite work unfortunately. And when I tried glaring for effect like the Ice Queen did, my sister fell off the chair laughing. She said I looked constipated (I don’t want to show you that photo). I then threatened I’ll put stories of her on my blog. The whole room erupted in laughter.
“The Ice Queen turns people into stone and this is the best you can do?! I’m sooooo scared.”
My little sis. She can be such a pest. But I still love her.
So much for trying to look evil though.
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