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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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!

Blush like Nana

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Although I like the colour pink up until now I had always set aside dusty pink clothing as something to wear once I hit my seventies. That being said the colour has been gently nudged into the limelight lately by the likes of Lady Gaga’s Joanne era and after seeing one of the Queens on Rupaul’s Drag Race wearing a similar pair of trousers with a white corset (I can’t for the life of me find a picture or remember who) my head has been thoroughly turned. The best part about this trend is that at the moment a lot of the clothing which matches it are relatively cheap – these trousers being down to £14 from £35 – meaning you can get prepared for summer on a budget.

Don’t forget to throw on a pair of big sunglasses before you go, after all who doesn’t look pretty in pink?