If you happen to have read the March edition of ELLE already, you couldn’t fail to have noticed a photo shoot of the stunning Barbara Palvin as a sultry “Dark Angel” (styled by Anne-Marie Curtis). But what really stands out are the metal masks that she is wearing (provided by yours truly!).
Both Metal Filigree Masks; one is our ever popular luxury Vampire Diaries mask in black which undoubtedly adds just the right touch of Gothic Elegance to the shoot, and the luxury white Katherine mask which bequeaths a beautiful contrast to an otherwise deliciously shadowy shot. Both masks looked stunning on Barbara Palvin and credit must go to photographer, Jem Mitchell, for her artful use of light and shade which truly brought these metal filigree masks to life. The close up really showed off the exquisite quality of the mask; they are both beautifully made, being crafted in Venice and adorned with genuine Swarovski crystals for just that touch of decadence. If you want the Dark Angel look, you can purchase the luxury Black Vampire Diaries mask here. £59.99
Following the popular T.V series such as Gossip Girl and Vampire Diaries, both have recently featured Masked Balls in their story-lines, further increasing the popularity of wearing Masquerade Masks.
As you can see from the video below (a clip from last night’s episode titled ‘Masquerade’), mask styles vary including everything from the more traditional Venetian masks to the latest style in lightweight metal filigree laser cut masks. One of these was worn by the elegant Katherine Pierce, aptly named the ‘Katherine Mask‘ . This gorgeous metal mask, made in Venice, is covered in genuine Swarovski crystals – adding a touch of glamour to an already elegant mask.
What about the men? Mostly wearing the classic Genuine Venetian styles of masks, Damon adds exception by going for a deep black leather masquerade mask. Want something similar? We have a similar style here.
Why Masked Balls? Well quite simply, they invoke a sense of glamour, intrigue, mystery and opulence. What more could you ask for at a party?
Masked balls are a perfect theme for a party – perhaps a special occasion such as an important Birthday party or wedding reception and are also great as fund raisers for charities.