« To be or not to be. That is the question » William Shakespeare

I found that the title of this piece Hamlet by William Shakespeare, is appropriate for my article and to learn more enter the heart of the subject.


First of all, hello

In my previous article you can read here I told you create a garment is the only way I’ve found to escape me every day of my reality N'sqol - Créer un vêtement and the outfit of today is a continuation of that philosophy when I build a look.

There are times in life when we have more desire to play a character and feel the need to live in an epoch and phantasied period (this is not a fault of the writing as well) so today I present a set that I could put and was inspired by two recent films seen and that I loved and that I wanted to play as one of the female characters.

Play a character that is not necessarily deny himself and omit through her clothing to say who we are.

Play a character that is to excel, go get that other « we » that is not us and that is crouches in the depths of our being until we have the will and especially the temerity to let it out.

The outfit of today thus was inspired by three women seen in the following two films.

The first is Mary of Scotland is a 1936 film by John Ford with Katharine Hepburn and the other is Hamlet, released in 1948, taken from Shakespeare’s piece by and starring Laurence Olivier, Jean Simmons and the wonderful Jean Simmons and Eileen Herlie.


Voici la vraie Marie stuart
Here is an overview of the real Mary Stuart

In both movies the power of women is indisputable.

They are hard, passionate, intriguing, beautiful, maleficent.

Above images from the Mary of Scotland John Ford film

Above images from  Hamlet de Laurence Olivier film.

They are both impetuous and reckless and for time were feminist long before the hour. In both movies the female characters embody and assert a desire for absolute freedom while being in a submissive love that will lead them to their doom.

Hamlet, le film - 1948
Hamlet, Laurence Olivier film – 1948


The strength of a fiction plays in the suits who become alone necessarily a character and I was fascinated by the drama emanating from their clothes.

Marie Stuart Reine d'Écosse, le film - 1935
Mary of Scotland, le film – 1935

I like there to be a certain theatricality in the garment without falling into a clown made and I must say that in terms of theatrical costumes I was served with these two films.

Imbued with all that I have built a look that is both modern and ancient, borrowing some code to both films and by making especially not to fall into the overbid which is a stylistic design principle for me.

The first set is a tribute to these two films and the second as you can see is more contemporary while adding a slight little outdated touch.

Picture by Nafissath Abdoulaye ; Model: Jordane

Being a photographer I also charged with ensuring that the catch is theatrical keeping the same guideline and the result I liked enough.

Before leaving you in pictures I share with you one of the mythical scenes from William Shakespeare’s Hamlet



Be, or not to be, that is the question.

Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles,
And, by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep,
No more, and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache, and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to; ’tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wish’d. To die, to sleep,
To sleep, perchance to dream, ay, there’s the rub;
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There’s the respect
That makes calamity of so long life,
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
The oppressor’s wrong, the proud man’s contumely,
The pangs of despis’d love, the law’s delay,
The insolence of office and the spurns
That patient merit of th’unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscover’d country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o’er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action. – Soft you, now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remember’d.

Hamlet, act 3, scene 1


First part of pictures.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Jordane


and now the second part of the photos.

Design & stylism by N’sqol ; Clothing worn by the model Jordane

Cream bag Zara et cream belt H&M.
Necklace Parfois


I hope you liked these two outfits anyway.

Take care and happy holidays to those who leave.

Thank you for your interest in my work.

I I feel as though I am being supported, that is enjoyable and rewarding. I started to fill my Etsy and soon you will see new beautiful things made with love I hope you‘ll want to possess

I kiss you. Nafi


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Design & stylism by N’sqol

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