Since meeting Julia Cameron at a party in Notting Hill last June, Chic-Londres has become a massive fan of her exquisite headpieces- worn since then on many occasions. And while the young philosophy graduate is only just 25, we wouldn’t be surprised if she goes on to become a household name: well, it’s not every day that an up-and-coming designer sees pieces of her debut collection worn by the likes of Keira Knightley… Clearly, talent runs in the family: her great-great grandmother, Julia Margaret Cameron, made a name for herself as one of the first female photographers- her portrait of Darwin still adorns the back of every £10 notes and her pioneering work will be shown at a massive exhibition at the V&A in 2015. A rather good omen if there was one…
From feathers to flowers to lace to metals, headpieces are having a massive fashion moment, having suddenly become a staple at every party or festival. And why shouldn’t they? Flattering, original and glamorous, they can dress up any outfit and are super fun to wear.
And while Julia Cameron’s exquisite creations are delicate and chic, they’re still stunning enough to be noticed for all the right reasons. Handmade in India from gold, silver and natural stones, the nine styles are inspired by Grecian goddesses, medieval beauties and 1920’s flapper girls, and despite their vintage-y look, are definitely very “now”.
Some also have a very strong Victorian feel, inspired from Julia’s great great grandmother work, a pioneer photographer whose subjects included Virginia Woolf (her niece), Darwin and Tennyson, as well as countless pre-Raphaelite beauties wearing pearls and flowery headpieces.
Each piece is made to order and prices range form £69 to £350.
Keira Knightley wearing a Julia Cameron’s piece in the January issue of Harpers Bazaar (main picture) and some of Julia’s pieces photographed by Tracy Jean Shields (below).