WCW: Hailey Tuck

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Welcome to my current obsession, chanteuse Hailey Tuck.

Her music is lovely and evocative of smokey, dark spaces where it’s easy to imagine finding myself contemplating every regret I ever made, while draped in elegant silks and sipping a Manhattan. If only my red lipstick stayed as perfect on my lips as it does on Hailey’s…

“So in Love”

Seriously. How do you get lipstick to look that good? Someone tell me, because in 40-years on this planet, I’ve never been able to crack the secret code. And that eye makeup. Gah, I wish I had the talent of a 14-year old YouTube princess to be able to pull that look off.

Now, I’m not saying that all her videos are 100% historically accurate to the 1920s, but when she aims for that, she hits it beautifully. And even when she mixes eras, it’s done in a tasteful way that blends the past and present without jarring you out of the auditory and visual environment she’s created.

This dude, in “All I Do.” Those lapels, man. I’m not sure what they’re making me feel, but they’re definitely making me feel SOMETHING.

I’ve been under a lot of stress the last few months, and honestly, listening to Hailey’s voice is like popping a Xanax. Insta-calm and all is right with the world.

 

A shot of Hailey Tuck’s costume in the video “All I Do.”

Costumes are definitely a big feature of Tuck’s videos. From a little 1920s fringed number to a cute 1930s day dress, to something that evokes Theda Bara… It’s a lovely world she gets to play dress up in.

“Sunday Morning”

Ah… And wasn’t that a nice little mid-week detour? Let’s all curl up in a comfy bed and take a nap.

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Sarah Lorraine

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Sarah discovered her dual passion for history and costume right around the age of twelve. Dragged kicking and screaming to her first Renaissance Faire at Black Point, she was convinced she was going to hate it, but to her surprise, she fell head over heels in love with the world of reenactment and dress up immediately. Her undergraduate degree is in Clothing & Textile Design, and she has a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture. When she’s not hauling crap to SCA events and ren faires, Sarah enjoys reading true crime books, writing fiction, and sewing historical clothing from the Middle Ages through the 20th-century. One of these days, she might even start updating her old costuming blog again.

3 Responses

  1. Al

    Yassssssss! Oh man, thanks for the introduction, she even makes Sunday Morning possible to listen to. This is my kind of entertainment.

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  2. Linda,Linda,Linda

    Best lasting lipstick I’ve found: ELF lipstain (looks like felt pen) to fill in shape and base color, followed by Nyx Velvet Matte lipstick. Nyx matte does not have staying power of velvet Matte.

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