Saturday, 26 December 2015

Christmas

Just a very quick message to wish everyone a Fantastic Christmas (don't spend all your money in the Boxing Day sales!) & a prosperous New Year to you all.

In the new year we will of course continue to get in new masks and maybe a new line of products - so keep watching.

All the very best.

Carl

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Great Mask Image

Just thought id share this photo with you all and to remind you that Simply Masquerade offers FREE UK delivery on all its masks this Christmas party season!
 Beautiful masks at simply masquerade

Monday, 30 November 2015

Occhialino Lux Venetian Filigree Masquerade Mask - Nero Black

This beautiful metal mask is suitable for both a man and a women to wear at a masquerade party..This mask is excitingly different having an asymmetric style.

Hand crafted in Venice just for you.
 Phantom masquerade mask


Mon Amour Strass Gold Filigree Masquerade Mask - Vampire Diaries

WOW! This stunning mask looks amazing and so cool in ora gold laser cut metal and adorned in authentic Swarovski Crystals...Be the belle of the ball this Christmas.
Each mask we sell is unique and all are handmade in Venice
 Filigree venetian masquerade mask

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Halloween Masks

Hi everyone, just a quick note to let you know we have a great range of beautiful and stunning masquerade masks for your halloween party this year...Please feel free to view and do let us know if we can help in any way.

simply masquerade mask shop

Saturday, 30 May 2015

Love in a hot (and dangerous) climate:

Love in a hot (and dangerous) climate: 
Heidi Kingstone's stories of working as a foreign correspondent in a war zone 

Heidi Kingstone has reported from a long list of global trouble spots 
2007 to 2011, she lived in Afghanistan, embedding herself in local culture 

Her book is a series of colourful postcards, detailing her encounters 
By JANE SHILLING FOR THE DAILY MAIL 

PUBLISHED: 22:01, 7 May 2015 | UPDATED: 22:01, 7 May 2015 


Dispatches From The Kabul Cafe 

by Heidi Kingstone 

(Advance Editions £10.99) 

Samuel Johnson once wrote that ‘every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier’. Perhaps the modern female equivalent of that dream of military heroism is the job of foreign correspondent in a war zone, which has a certain gritty glamour. 

Canadian journalist Heidi Kingstone has reported from an impressively long list of global trouble spots, including Sierra Leone, Darfur, Israel-Palestine and Iraq. 

From 2007 until 2011, she lived in Afghanistan, embedding herself in local culture and writing about everything from shopping in Kabul to the 2010 Badakhshan massacre, in which ten foreign aid workers were murdered. 

Heidi Kingstone (pictured) has reported from a long list of global trouble spots2007 to 2011, she lived in Afghanistan, embedding herself in local culture 
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Heidi Kingstone (pictured) has reported from a long list of global trouble spots2007 to 2011, she lived in Afghanistan, embedding herself in local culture 

Kingstone’s preparations for her stay in Kabul included ‘stockpiling lots of beauty products to combat the unforgiving climate’. When she arrived, on a bitter February day, her impression was ‘of a city covered in mud . . . like being transported back to the Stone Age’. 

In 2007, ISAF, the NATO-led mission to bring peace and security to Afghanistan, had been in place for six years, attracting stupendous quantities of foreign cash, as well as Western journalists, diplomats, aid workers, mercenaries and other oddballs in search of excitement, a purpose or some missing part of themselves. 

Kingstone seems to have felt instantly at home in this motley company. 

Plenty of Western commentators have tried, with varying degrees of success, to give a cogent account of Afghanistan’s violent history and tormented present. But Kingstone’s interest is in the particular, rather than the analytical. 

Her book is a series of colourful postcards, detailing her encounters with the place and its remarkable characters. 

It wasn’t just the Afghan people who intrigued Kingstone. She was equally fascinated by the Western men she met, including a gun-running former American army officer, who asked if he might leave something at her house, only to deposit two rocket-propelled grenades in her front garden. 

The prospect of imminent danger notoriously leads people to fall in love — and Kingstone was far from immune. 

Nathaniel was not an obvious candidate for a passionate affair: a fundamentalist Christian with a ‘wholesome spouse’ and three young children, he wooed her with a lapis lazuli necklace. 

‘This intertwining is the very thing I wanted to avoid,’ Kingstone protests. But too late! ‘The intellectual has given way to the emotional and the primeval.’ Inevitably, they ended up having ‘really, really bad sex’. 

A second lover, Paul, seemed an even worse prospect. A death-obsessed sniper, he took her to the U.S. on a romantic road trip down Route 66, only to spend several days on a course dedicated to improving his shooting skills. ‘I know he is not the man for me,’ Kingstone reflected. 

In the end, Afghanistan wasn’t the place for her, either. ‘As much as I loved my time in Afghanistan . . . I knew I had to leave,’ she writes. 

Like so many others who arrived in Afghanistan wanting to make a difference, Kingstone left disappointed, but indelibly changed by her experience, ‘always missing it, never feeling as alive as when [I was] there’. 



Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-3072447/Love-hot-dangerous-climate-Heidi-Kingstone-s-stories-working-foreign-correspondent-war-zone.html#ixzz3bQdwqwl6 
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Wednesday, 27 May 2015

Bloggers/Media

Here at Simply Masquerade we're always interested in hearing from bloggers and media who wish to feature us and/or review our masks.

If you're interested in working with us then please email carl@simplymasquerade.co.uk

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Volto Bi-Color Venetian Masquerade Ball Mask - Full Face

WOW! Thats about all i said when i first clapped eyes on this stunning masquerade mask, my next thought was wouldn't it look great on my wall!

This full face (Volto) mask has a white base with black & gold detailing with white swirls to finished off with.......Beautiful hand madeVenetian mask for a man or woman......Or wall

If you need any help with a purchase or you are after a mask we don't have in stock then please do contact us and we will do all that we can to help.

Just had one of these delivered from our mask makers in Venice...Get it quick to avoid disappointment!


Volto Bi-Color Venetian Masquerade Ball Mask - Full Face

Friday, 1 May 2015

Vogue Papier-Mache Lace Masquerade Mask

Another day & another masquerade ball mask to show you...This one is made from the same material as yesterdays mask but is a slighly different shape & style. This Vogue Papier-Mache Lace Masquerade Mask is really beautiful in the flesh so to speak & moulds to your face with ease...Take a look and let us know what you think.
http://www.simplymasquerade.co.uk/masqueradeshop/prod_3831814-Vogue-PapierMache-Lace-Masquerade-Mask.html

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Angel Papier Mache Lace Masquerade Mask

We are excited to stock this new range of lace Papier-mâché masks and the first one we have here is "Angel", a nero black & sworovski crystal mask. Each one is made of lace which is enclosed in coloured liquid paper (macrame) - The mask looks and feels solid but is very flexible & bends to your faces features...Take a look and see what you think.

http://www.simplymasquerade.co.uk/masqueradeshop/prod_3831776-Angel-PapierMache-Lace-Masquerade-Mask.html

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Need A Costume?

Check out this great site!.....

The costume portal is a family run, uk based, high-end fashion and movie costume workshop. each costume is individually hand made, so no two are alike. we love movies, we love history, and our family has been sewing for generations. we have been making costumes to sell since 2006.
 
We are not a cosplay store, we are a re-enactment store. we don’t make budget, simplified childrens fancy dress costumes. our costumes, although not exact replicas, are as screen-accurate as possible from movie stills we collect. these movie stills are the images you’ll see in the gallery. 
 
We are new, so bear with us as our portfolio grows. please take a look through our past projects gallery to see our standard of work.....We make costumes for: cinema costume competitions, comic con, battle reenactment, live action roleplay, fancy dress, costume collectors, live theatre, weddings, prom, and other special events.
 
Authentic sources (including industry insiders) were sought for reference.
 

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Masquerade Mask Sale!

We have dropped the prices of our unpainted blank masquerade masks...They are genuine venetian masks that you can paint yourself or leave as they are!

Prices start at only £9.99 with FREE UK Delivery - Check them out here - Blank Masks

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Venetian Masquerade Mask On A Stick - Ossessione Stick

Do you want the ultimate masquerade stick mask? If the answer is yes then you're in luck....Here we have an hademade Venetian Mask that suits all occasions, this beautiful ball maskis painted in atique white & adorned with ornate macrame designs all on a white stick (handle)...Oh did i mention the Sworovski crystals as well? No? Well they are there to bring a rich highlight which set this stunning mask above anything you will see.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Stunning Demone Skull Venetian Masquerade Mask - Nero Black!

WOW! This Demone Venetian Masquerade Mask - Nero is simply stunning! If you need a wow factor at your party then this is the mask to have.

This Demone mask is the definition of glamour, expertly crafted in to a stunningly different mask by the finest maskers in Venice (some say the world) for us at Simply Masquerade.

Designed is hand painted white and gold leaf and given a distressed effect to achieve the look of antiquity. Sworovski Crystal detailing adorns the upper half of the mask while "hands" appear to frame the lower half.

Incredibly luxurious the masquerade mask will be treasured by you always.

Demone Venetian Masquerade Mask Nero

Nice Feedback

We have received some nice e-mails from customers over the last few days so i thought i would share a couple of them with you if thats ok.

"Carl: received the masks today and they are gorgeous. Everyone of them are special . Really happy I ordered from you and hope that others from this organization are doing so as well. Thanks again . Keep in touch"

"Hello! Just a quick message to say thank you so much for such amazingly quick delivery! I was stunned to have received the masks today after ordering yesterday. The masks are absolutely beautiful, the photos don't do them justice, they are more gorgeous than I imagined. Thank you again!"

We really like receiving these so keep them coming!