French/Ukrainian artist Danièle of NinnApouladaki creates the most beautiful masquerade masks that transport the wearer into a magical wonderland. When I spied them, I was immediately drawn to their intricate collaged patterns, whimsical shapes, and the fact they are printed on recycled paper and use organic cotton ribbon ties too.
Danièle’s mask range features animals of the forest, which include cats, foxes, deers, owls and psychedelic rabbits. They remind me of animals straight out of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, or one’s you may meet after stepping through the back of The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe’s cupboard. What is also wonderful about these masks is that they come in both kids and adult’s sizes. So whether your children are stepping out into a wild wonderland party or you are attending a masquerade ball, these masks up the ante in the run of the mill mask market.
Danièle’s backgroud is in creating music and video projects, however however her latest passion is in developing the Ninnapouladaki range. Each mask is an original piece of art created using a combination of indian ink, felt tipped pens and pencil. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye on other designs she releases over the year!
Currently based in Marseille, Danièle ships her masks worldwide, injecting a touch of magical whimsy into all corners of the globe.