BEAUTY | The Beauty of Headdresses

July 9, 2011

WANT SOME MORE INFORMATION about headdresses? A headdress is a general term for anything worn on the head. It is usually distinct from hats and helmets, and does not generally serve a functional or protective purpose. As I mentioned in my last post “Islands in the Stream”, headdresses were a sign of royalty or high social status in Ancient Egypt and have been worn by men and women for religious, cultural or fashion-related reasons.
Throughout the history of clothing, the headdress has been part and parcel of proper attire, it is also a sign of royalty or high social status. Today, it is for fashion statement. We often see beautiful headdresses worn by models and often used in many fashion show and events which added a dramatic flair. Even in beauty pageants, a headdress is usually a hit.

Here are some different kind of headdresses:

Fashion Show
Giorgio Armani Prive show - the look was all fabulous disco. It seemed both retro and futuristic!

DIOR - What can we say, really? Nobody does it better. From the elegant feather fascinators to the impeccable hairstyles to the gorgeous 50’s inspired collection.

Yumi Katsura show - the models wore some pretty unique hats.

China Fashion show - it looked and felt like a dream!

Beauty Pageant
(L-R) Miss Bolivia - Dominique Peltier, Miss El Salvador - Mayella Mena, Miss Panama - Diana Broce

(L-R) Miss Nicaragua - Indiana Sanchez, Miss Russia - Sofia Rudyeva, Miss Venezuela - Stefania Fernandez

(L-R) Amanda Kerr, Selena Gomez, Katy Perry

(L-R) Britney Spears, Anne Hathaway, Lady Gaga


Lotsa un-usual and weird headdresses, right? If you are a model and a beauty queen -- wearing headdresses is given; if you're a celebrity -- you have an excuse to look weird, lol. Well, my favorite is headdresses for weddings, maybe someday I'll wear one for my wedding!

Anyway, which one is your favourite? ;)

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