Saturday, January 3, 2009

Mystery Girl

Go ahead. Ask your nana if you can rummage around in her closet. Your apt to find a few veiled hats that granny no doubt used to sport at weddings and funerals alike. But today, ladies about town are donning these see-through scrims as a stylish party piece. Worn with a decorative hair clip or attached to a little black top-hat, these veils offer a touch of modern mystery blended with some old-world elegance. Best of all, if grandma didn't save hers, there are a few places we've found that provide some gorgeous options brand-new. As far as fashion risks go, we think this one is well worth taking a chance on.

James Coviello

Bianca Jagger on the cover of Vogue, 1974; backstage at Luella's spring/summer '09 show, photo via Dazed Digital.

Leigh Lezark in a veil, photo via Misshapes; Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2009 runway, photo via

Urban Outfitters; Chapeau Claudette Mini Top Hat with Veil by Pixie Market

Chapeau Claudette
Backstage at Luella's spring/summer '09 show, photo via Dazed Digital; Natasha Khan performing at the Brit awards, photo via Getty Images

I hope you had a wonderful holiday! Welcome back!