Hats, headwraps, turbans, and fascinators. It’s creative and fun to accessorize your head. Functional, chic, and oh so glamorous, headwear allows you to express your personality.♥
Photography: Simone Silverman
Model: Nikol Johnson Sanchez
Nikol wears a silk scarf by DiFiore New York.
This summer, I have seen so many women in New York City sporting spectacular hats and adorning their heads with scarfs, headbands, and my personal favorite, turbans. I must say the head has become my new favorite area of the body to accessorize.
Headwear gives such pizazz to the simplest of outfits. Hats, besides adding allure and mystery, also provide the benefit of sun protection. Scarfs that can be tied in multiple ways are an absolute savior when experiencing lousy hair days due to humidity. My darling mother gave me a beautiful turban-style headband in the spring, and I have worn it regularly. It receives many a compliment.
I was thrilled when beauty entrepreneur Nikol Johnson Sanchez, kindly took the time out of her busy schedule to be photographed for this feature. Her face is simply stunning, and she oozes old school glamour. In addition to the fun day spent with Nikol, I had the pleasure of discovering local women milliners and businesses. Hmm… it looks like I need to start planning a second headwear feature, pronto. Winter beckons us to cover our heads. In the meantime, summer is still here, there is always somewhere warm to travel to and for our southern hemisphere readers… summer is around the corner! – Simone Silverman ♥
Nikol wears Cap Cana large fedora by Tracywatts. Available at www.tracywatts.com
Tracy Watts opened her first millinery studio in 1993 in Manhattan, New York. In 2008, she relocated to a larger studio in a renovated 1800’s knitwear factory in Brooklyn, where she designs, manufactures, and distributes a full contemporary line of women’s hats. Each hat is designed with attention to detail, line, and balance.
Her hats are modern and super chic.
Beauty Note: Nikol Johnson Sanchez is the founder of Fresh Beauty Studio, the author of Beauty Reinvented, an on-air beauty expert and has her own line of cosmetics called NIKOL cosmetics. For this shoot, Nikol created a monochromatic natural makeup look.
From her collection she used, Eyeshadow: Bottled Blonde Eyeshadow Palette
Highlighter, Blush, Bronzer: Classic Beach Face Palette
For foundation, Nikol used La Mer: The Soft Fluid Long Wear Foundation and Mascara: Le Volume by Chanel.
Nikol wears hat from Lisa Shaub Fine Millinery.
Lisa Shaub is the milliner to contact for custom orders of handmade hats and fascinators to wear on occasions such as the Kentucky Derby or weddings. With over 25 years of experience, she also holds hat-making classes in her store located in New York. Her work is utterly delightful! www.lisashaub.com
Nikol wears Di Fiore Sunflower scarf tied as a bandana, headband, and turban.
Andrea DiFiore turned her passion for making art into beautiful silk scarves. Her Floral/Waters series is produced in only the finest Italian textile mills. Andrea wants to make women look and feel beautiful while wearing works of art! www.difiorenewyork.com
Many thanks to Nikol Johnson Sanchez for being a wonderful model.
Tracy Watts Inc, Lisa Shaub Millinery and Di Fiore New York for letting us play with your wonderful products.
All clothing and jewelry Simone’s or Nikols unless credited.