by Samantha Lim on
You already heard about our obsession with 13 year old songstress Tallia Storm and how we just can’t get over her sartorial choices. She’s back with us today, discussing her style tips on how to rock bold headwear after sporting quite the hat at the Brave premiere. Click through for some of her boldest hat looks and what she thinks!
What do you like about wearing hats? What does it do for your style?
I have loved wearing hats since I was a wee girl. For me, hats identify with my mood — for the Brave premiere I wanted to be bold, adventurous, quirky and fun. It was a total contrast with the very elegant chiffon evening gown that I was wearing, giving it a youthful edge but still was appropriate for the black tie affair.
Do you have a recent favorite?
The William Chambers hat Tessie picked for me was going to be shot for Vogue UK, but we convinced William to send it the next day so I could wear it to a big event. I just loved that one.
What do you love about hats?
They are really a work of art these hats you know, the fabrics, materials and construction – almost like the mood of a painter. They can be aggressive, fierce or fun and flirty.
Do you have any favorite milliners?
I absolutely love William Chambers who won Scottish Accessory Designer of the Year this year, he also showed at Hedonism with Stephen Jones at London Fashion Week. I love to wear a little hat of Williams when I travel, that incognito-but-not-really look. Hiding the messy journey hair with a little fashion accessory is surely the best travel tip ever!
Then there’s Jenivieve Berlin Milinery – she’s edgy, adventurous and for the bold and brave – I love that side – really pushing the boundries with textures, colours and materials – she had wonderful foam cubed embellishments on the hat that I wore to Brave – they looked so good you almost wanted to eat them.
Then there’s another Scottish Designer called Joyce Paton. She works with luxurious Scottish fabrics like Harris Tweed, feathers and feathered adornments. I wore a wonderful mini top hat for my website shoot with the Chanel monochrome look.
How do you balance our your signature giant hair with a hat?
I guess we just make it work. I have a great hair dresser in Glasgow called Taylor Ferguson – he and his team seem to get it right all the time – I see the hats simply as an extension of me – so far they have worked with the hair!
What do you think of the fascinator trend that the Royal Wedding revived?
I think anything that revives a trend for wearing hats is fantastic. It should be message to everyone to experiment with hats, they really do lift your mood. We should wear them as often as we can. Hats are a powerful fashion statement and should be celebrated.