|Lilac lipstick and my veiled beanie, two of my new favourites.|
|A little bit of leather (the material of the moment if you ask me) and my old but still loved Topshop jacket.|
|The veil gives the outfit a dramatic touch.|
|Purple and pink breaks the gothic mood.|
|This galaxy owl completes the look.|
A few days ago, my boyfriend and I went to a little village in the mountains called Vals. There is an amazing spa, it's often called "The Modernist Spa" and that's exactly how it looks. I can strongly recommend it to everyone who needs a little break from everyday's life! The rest of the village is no modernist place at all, but more a very romantic alpine place with a breathtaking landscape and amazing restaurants. It seemed to be the perfect place to show you my first beanie-post. For a long time I didn't wear beanies, because the hair is always so messy after taking them off, but it was just a matter of time, until I gave in and started to like them. My obsession for headwear is just unstoppable and a beanie keeps the head warm in a wonderful way!
Usually beanies have a sporty look and let's face it: That's just not me. There is no sportive activity I really enjoy and I can't even remember when I was at the gym for the last time. So it wouldn't fit to dress sporty for a coach potato like me. But Stephen Jones had the answer for that problem: He proved that beanies can be elegant, when he designed a veiled beanie for Jil Sander's Spring Collection 2012.
My beanie is a self made version, inspired by Stephen Jones' design. I bought a plain simple beanie and decorated it with a veil. Some might say it looks like I'm ready to go to a funeral, but my style always had very slightly gothic roots and I love to keep that hint of darkness. While I'm always very colourful and girly dressed in summer, winter is year after year the season to return to a more dramatic and dark look.
But as sure as light and shadows belong together, every dark outfit needs a colourful highlight such as my lilac lips: First I just bought the lipstick because of it's name (It's called "Airborne Unicorn" and there is no escape for me of buying something with the word "unicorn" in it.). Now I seriously think lilac is an underestimated lipstick colour, if not the new red!
Do you love beanies to keep you warm and what do you think about my veiled one?
Jacket: Topshop, Brooch: Topshop, Bodysuit: Primark, Cardigan: Zara, Skirt: Review, Tights: Primark, Shoes: Melissa, Necklace: Tenebris, Bangles: HM, Lipstick: Airborne Unicorn by Lime Crime, Veiled Beanie: Selfmade, inspired by Stephen Jones for Jil Sander