Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face by Edith Head
 
 
 
Inspiration: Audrey Hepburn in Funny Face by Edith Head

Crown Me.

“I caught the flavour and the fever.” – Edith Head

Amanda wearing a Rightful Owner crown

Amanda wearing a Rightful Owner crown

I’ve never been that person who likes to wear layers of Jewellery to make an outfit interesting. Personally, less is more & over-accessorizing seems messy & overwhelming to the wearer.

Tomihiro Kono headpiece featured in Ren Harvieu's, 'Tonight' (Styled by Amanda Shirreffs)

I’ve always been attracted to hats and headpieces. This could be due to endless summers spent at my grandmother’s – sneaking in her closet trying on all of her gorgeous 50s garb, or my early introduction to films like Gigi, American in Paris and Funny Face.

Work featuring a Lakrause headpiece- shot by Jane & Jane for Chasseur Mag (styled by Amanda Shirreffs)

Work featuring a Lakrause headpiece- shot by Jane & Jane for Chasseur Mag (styled by Amanda Shirreffs)

Legendary costumer designer, Edith Head – a major inspiration of mine – dressed the Golden Age. She believed in under accessorizing, focusing on fit and shape; bridging femininity & oozing sexuality. Her incorporation of headwear onto some of the most famous actresses of the guiltless glamour-era made her the authority of what was chic & ultimately sparked my appetite for glamour.

Ren Harvieu in 'Tonight' wearing Rosie Weisencrantz (Styled by Amanda Shirreffs)

Ren Harvieu in 'Tonight' wearing Rosie Weisencrantz (Styled by Amanda Shirreffs)

When I lived in London I had the opportunity to style UK singer, Ren Harvieu. I really wanted to incorporate headpieces that were reminiscent of the flamboyance of those times – whilst remaining cool and youthful.
I had the incredible chance to work with headpiece designer, Tomihiro Kono – who’s creations are frequently shot by Mario Testino and Stephen Meisel. He provided pieces for both Ren Harvieu videos, ‘Tonight’ & ‘Do Right By Me’. Personally, two pieces of work I’ll always be proud and inspired by.

Tomihiro really influenced my love for headgear, not only into my work, but my own wardrobe – as it is the perfect accessory to be used as a vehicle of creativity.

Although it may seem that women have lost the art of wearing headgear with confidence, I assure you – my list of crown crafters & milliners all create gorgeous, romantic pieces that are comfortable & easy to wear.

Happy shopping!

Rightful Owner :

http://www.etsy.com/shop/rightfulowner

Lakrause :

http://lakrause.com

David Dunkley :

http://daviddunkley.me

Heart of Gold Designs :

http://heartofgolddesigns.com

Rosie Weisencrantz :

http://www.rosieweisencrantz.com

 

1 Comment

  1. by Rosie Weisencarntz on December 2, 2013  8:28 pm Reply

    thanks for the mention - love all the pieces -very inspiring

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