Hopeless Fountain Kingdom: A glimpse at my thoughts on the album and predictions for the fashion trends coming out of it.

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On June 2nd Halsey released her much anticipated album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. After exploding onto the music scene with her single Ghost and later her collaboration with The Chainsmokers for their catchy, 2016 Summer song Closer, I for one couldn’t wait for what she had in store for us next.

True this is mainly a fashion blog – and I will get onto H.F.K. from that point of view – but first I want to comment on the actual content of the album. Halsey is really branching out with this new collection of songs… and it shows. Catchy bangers like Bad at Love juxtapose with raw, emotional numbers such as Sorry; although through a quote of her own on Twitter H. states that the whole album links to the same subject – dealing with a toxic relationship:

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Image: Twitter.com/Halsey

The music on the album as a whole is a win for me and it stands to reason that many listeners will find the music relatable and therefore will find help in it. Moving on though, to the fashion of the H.F.K. era. Although all of the music videos are yet to be released, the small amount that has been seen, and the clear Romeo and Juliet vibe of what has been viewed so far, means it stands to reason that the fashion direction evolving here will be one that nods to Luhrmann’s 1996 film based on the play; a sort of edgy, catholic chic. I predict that leathers and reds will be adorned with roses, gold and religious symbols throughout the videos released for the album cycle, to create the romantic, yet dangerous world that love often inhabits.

Of course this could be completely wrong and Halsey might have a completely different plan, just thought I’d through my theory out there. If H. decides against this style, please will another artist go for it? I think it sounds pretty great!

My favourite shoes – an accidental rant….

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(Photo: Privately Owned)

Pictured above is one of my multiple pairs of Ruby Shoo shoes which in my opinion are some of the most under rated shoes I have ever come across. Always a conversation starter whenever I head out in them this footwear comes in a library of designs and any colour you could want – yet they still seem rare to come across. My favourite thing about them is the amount of effort that seems to go into a pair, for example you may not be able to see it but the souls of these heels is a pinky-orange colour to match the flowers and trim on top. This small detail not only hints to more popular brands (you know which I mean) but also demonstrates the care and detail that goes into each pair of these – oddly comfortable – shoes.

As a final note here I would like to say that more often than not if you find these shoes in a shop they will likely be on sale and only set you back around £30 – no seriously, I don’t understand how they aren’t a bigger brand either. Has this post seemed ranty to you? I feel like it was a little ranty to me… Oooops.