WCW: Hailey Tuck


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.


About the author

Sarah Lorraine

Sarah has an undergraduate degree in Clothing & Textile Design and a Master's in Art History and Visual Culture, with an emphasis on fashion history. When she’s not caught in paralyzing existential dread, she's drinking craft cocktails and writing about historical costume in film and television. She's been pissing people off on the internet since 1995.

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.

  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.