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My Nude Millinery – S/S 2010

February 1, 2010

There is one trend I am utterly smitten by this year, and it the  simple beauty of pastels and nudes, sheer fabrics and laces. This take on innocence and femininity conveys a feeling of nostalgia, a yearning for a past when women wandered around in floaty dresses and sang about eternal love. Call it escapism but I find it truly refreshing…

When I started Merlixa Designs I was using a lot of bright colours, so it was great to experiment with a completely different look.  There is something about hats  that is feminine in an old-fashioned and mysterious way and using this trend as an inspiration for my millinery designs felt so right.

My imaginary inspiration was an old paper diary with pages turned yellow from age, ink slightly smudged from an old rose pressed between the pages containing fragments of long forgotten stories. Dusty pastels were perfect to communicate the sadness of  faded memories. I don’t want to be very sugary about it but I hope I managed to communicate the feelings that isnpired me.

Nude cloche with silk flowers Merlixa Millinery

Nude cloche with silk flowers by  Merlixa Millinery

Nude cloche with silk flowers Merlixa Millinery

Nude cloche with silk flowers Merlixa Millinery

Nude cloche with silk flowers Merlixa Millinery

Rose pink velour cloche with silk headband and  flowers handmade to resemble dry roses

Rose pink velour cloche with silk headband and flowers handmade to resemble dry roses

For more Nude Millinery

Cream velour cloche with hand stitched lace details

Cream velour cloche with hand stitched lace details

Grey velour pork pie hat with ace and feather finishing

Grey velour pork pie hat with ace and feather finishing

Powder blue sinamay fascinator with veiling

Powder blue sinamay fascinator with veiling

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12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2010 6:44 pm

    wow, gorgeous work!

  2. February 1, 2010 9:05 pm

    You are Daisy Buchanan. Plain and simple. Oh, how I adore these photographs of you!! :)

  3. February 2, 2010 3:20 am

    wow wow wow! you are amazing.

    this is amazing. i thought am looking from a magazine page. I love the hat and your photos are really really good.

    I am Denise Katipunera

  4. White Rabbit permalink*
    February 2, 2010 10:24 am

    Eyeliah, thanks a lot!

    Erica, comparing me to Daisy Buchanan is the best comliment ever.

    Denise, it is nice to hear from somebody whose photos are amazing too!

  5. Dorota permalink
    February 2, 2010 6:08 pm

    Definitely! You couldn’t communicate your feeling any better.

  6. February 3, 2010 4:14 pm

    Wowee, those sepia tone pics are absolutely gorgeous! They look like they’re straight out of the 1920′s. Fab! xx

  7. February 4, 2010 4:35 am

    Gorgeous photos! Amazing cloche hat!!! So delicate and delightful, I want one :)

  8. February 6, 2010 6:40 pm

    GREAT HATS! I am a big fan of pastels.

  9. February 7, 2010 12:25 am

    These hats are so beautiful! I would love to study millinery.

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