Friday, April 18, 2008

Unveiled Disappointment

My veil arrived yesterday. I tore the box open immediately and ran through the office wearing it. One of my coworkers teared up and called me "stunning." I am home alone today so I had some time to try it on. And I think that it might look really dumb. Granted, I hadn't showered yet and was wearing one of Andy's t-shirts, which may have dulled the effect, but I really think that it just didn't look right. I tried it with the feathers and without the feathers. I tried wearing it to the front, I tried wearing it to the side, I tried it wearing it on the back, and it just looked dumb. I'll have to take it to my next appointment with my hairstlylist and see what he thinks. If he doesn't like it, I'll just bag it and toss a brooch or a shitty flower in my hair and call it a day. I'm really not the veil type, but I'm still a little disappointed. I hate that I love and am drawn to advant garde styles, but lack the inate sensibilites to pull them off. Who knows? Maybe it will look better with fancy hair and makeup.

Did you guys see these veils in Ready2Spark's post the other day? They're super cute and affordable.




6 comments:

Linda said...

Wait til you've got makeup on and your hair done before you make a decision. Maybe post some pics?

ready.2.spark said...

OMG - had the exact same experience (not sure what I was thinking with the original veil) which is why I posted asking for advice. If you think Artikal was well priced...get this...I contacted Myra Callan on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5060316 and she's duplicating the fly away birdcage veil AND creating a beutiful flower for the reception...all for under $75!!! Check her out.

Tara said...

i would keep it as an option for your hair and or makeup preview or maybe even when your dress comes in and you go try it on... it all looks so different when you get closer to the full effect.

Riley said...

I agree - wait until you have your hair trial, and then also try it on with your dress.

You may also want to take a picture of yourself in it (with hair/makeup/and dress if possible) so you can see the whole effect. Sometimes when seeing yourself in a picture, it's easier to really "see" how things look on yourself. At least that's my experience!!

Big Shot said...

Wait til you have hair and makeup. And I love the longer traditional veil in the netting.

Kathryn said...

Gosh I love birdcage veils! I'm sure you'll make yours work!