The head pieces on this shoot are absolutely stunning. They were created by 24-year-old milliner Ashley Lloyd. Her inspiration comes from "the contrast between decoration and decay" that she finds captivating and "conveys that tension in her own work through the use of skin, skulls, insects, and taxidermy entwined or carefully hidden in an assortment of flowers, feathers, ribbons, and other traditionally feminine decorative items."
The model looks like a queen and it is not a coincidence. Ashley Lloyd "discovered how hats communicate ideas and designate status. From kings and generals to popes and religious penitents, headwear throughout history has separated the powerful from the masses"
The editorial really made me yearn for an awesome headpiece. Something not as theatrical as the ones featured but something original. I really like the lace headdress below, so maybe an oversized lace headband? I looked online for something out of the ordinary but I didn't find anything interesting yet.
I will keep you posted.
MOJEH MAGAZINE - MAY/JUNE 2012
Photographer: Paul de Luna
Model: Alisa Frolkina
Via Fashion Gone Rogue