May 14, 2011

Why "Little Monsters" Can't Have A Royal Headdress?



If only for the headdress, I’d say William and Kate’s Royal Wedding rocks! I mean, look at all those high-society women, who attended the wedding, all donned in their larger-than-life headdresses that rendered Philip Treacy some sleepless nights assembling them.  Everybody seemed to wanna have their fifteen-minute fame. It definitely did the trick!

But why does headdress only come alive during royal occasions?  Why can’t it be just a staple fashion accessory for everyday life? That will definitely be more interesting. Sara Jessica Parker (as Carrie Bradshaw) made a statement wearing cutesy feathered, sequined headdresses before.  And, lo and behold, she was dubbed as the Holy Grail of Fashion!  Lady Gaga, on the other hand, used all her outrageous headdresses to command attention.  And boy, she really got it big time… of cultic proportions! Now all the little monsters (myself included) are putting their paws up for their fabulous but notoriously misunderstood (read:blasphemous) Mama Monster! But Carrie and Lady Gaga are royalties in their own right.  So, that doesn’t count. Imagine ordinary women strolling not just along the sleek streets of The Fort and Makati but also the modest streets of Quiapo and Cubao wearing their hip, eclectic headdresses. Imagine... Okay, that may be a little too flamboyant, even for me!


Photo by Rob the moment
Headdress seduces us into an idea of a high life that most of us could only dream of.  Every time I see it, I feel like I’m being brought to another era where prince and princesses lavished on the best things life could offer.  I picture Glen Close as Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil in Dangerous Liaisons, always cunning and conniving to play around people’s lives for her entertainmentThat era of decadence.  But still fiercely fabulous nevertheless!  (me LOL ala Cruela de Vil!)

Maybe that's the reason headdress did not take off as a fashion must-have. It embodies certain level of sophistication, be it in good or bad light. Not everyone can own up to it. I know it didn't do Imelda Marcos any good besides earning a lofty slot in Webster's dictionary (that reads: imeldific - ostentatiously extravagant sometimes to the point of  vulgarity). Well, she does not even wear headdresses. But it certainly looked like it! 

So let’s just leave the mighty headdresses to the royalties.  They sometimes look wacky anyway!
Do you agree with me, or you think I'm crazy? Either way, I'd love to hear your thoughts. You can leave a message below.  


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Lady Gaga image credit: Domain Barnyard



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