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Inspirational Masks for Venice Carnival / Carnivale.

Make a splash at the Tiepolo Ball / Ballo Tiepolo in a very sexy & highly original wire work, filigree face mask.

 

More Designs.

 

If you are attending a fabulous party at this years carnival, what could be more fabulous than being the bell of the ball in just the prettiest & sexiest masks you can buy. O.K. so these masks are not so much about the traditional cover up of the heavier papier mache designs but with fine wire work & beadwork spun into loops & peeks around your eyes & across your skin, combined with some dramatic make up - lashings of maskara & a well placed 'Assasina' beauty spot & everyone will definitly want to know who's that girl!

All my masks are hand made by myself, Chantal Mallett & though they look very delicate they are quite robust & comfortable as they are shaped properly to fit the contours of a face.

 

Carnival / Carnivale 2006 is advertised as being on from 17th - 28th February '06 , although please check with the Venetian tourist sites for the latest information before booking your flights & hotels - it must also be said from my experience that there is definitly more happening at the weekends, although with the weekends comes the huge influx of people into the city - negotiating your way through St. Marks Square can be fun & more going on, on certain dates. So choose when to visit wisely & if you want to attend parties try & find out before hand what's on when. The Tiepolo Ball  is, as I understand it, the ball of the carnival, this year it takes palce on the 23rd of February '06. Looking at the itinery the VENEZIA ROMANTICA Gala Dinner in costume & Austro-Hungarian Ball on the 25th February '06 at The Hotel Danielli certainly looks interesting, as the Danielli is such a stunning venue.

 

Commisioning a Mask:

If you would like to commission a piece please conatct me as soon as possible, as these pieces are quite time consuming & will be made around my bridal gown orders. Telephone: 01296 661296 or access my contact page for my email address from the main site: www.crownsandtiaras.co.uk

 

Other Masquerade Events:

2006

No 2006 balls listed at present.

UK ~ Tatton Park, Nr Manchester.  For a Venetian Party nearer home, you could attend one of the Venetian Maskerade Christmas Parties held at Tatton Park. Parties run from the end of November, through December & there's even a couple in January. 

 

 

To read my page all about 18th Century Venice, the Carnival, Masks etc. click here.

My Venice Photo Album             .           Venice Guide

 

Or use these links to find out more about Carivale 2006, access web cams, etc.:

http://www.meetingeurope.com/cultural/files/ACTIVITIES/festivals.htm

http://www.carnivalofvenice.com/eventi.asp?anno=2006&giorno=2006/2/17

http://www.venice-venice.com/venice_web_cams.htm

http://www.comune.venezia.it/webcam/

 

Venice in the movies:

  Casanova the movie will be hitting our cinemas soon &

   in time to get all inspired for your trip to Carnival.

   To view the trailer, click here.

 

  Another fabulous Venetian film is the Honest Courtesan.

 

  You can also catch Venice looking lovely as ever in

  The Wings of a Dove.

 


  CROWNS + TIARAS + COMBS + HEAD-DRESSES  .  VENETIAN STYLE MASK

NECK ADORNMENT + WRIST ADORNMENT + EARRINGS  .  FEATHERS + FLOWERS + EVENING BAGS

lord of the rings inspired head-dresses   .  vintage revival / object trouve