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