Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Adorn Thy Head
Oh to live in Belinda world! With its amazing but totally unattainably expensive wares...
Not that I surreptitiously stroke bags, shoes and pretty much everything there during my visits (the ones where I don't get kicked out by token scary snooty shop girl). It's essentially another universe. One which most of us mere mortals can only dream of living in (unless you're a Hawksburn resident I suppose)
What is a girl to do?
To blend - purchase something completely pointless and non-functional (and correspondingly ridiculously overpriced) but AB-FAB nonetheless (yes I know it's a naff 90's term...live with it)
Yes! Et voila...the amazing but completely unnecessary 'industrial hippy chic' (in the words of my enigmatic friend) headband!
I am a major fan of all sorts of head adornment. I think it adds that sort of subtle (yet striking) drama and glamour to the every day outfit. On a certain level, it's an incredibly personal thing...it can really bring out a strong character and personality (a prime example here would be the late and seriously great Isabella Blow who never left home without some piece of art on her head)
While I haven't yet dived headfirst into kooky millinery a la Blow yet...
I have been obsessed with the humble headband for some time and how it can completely dramatize what a person wears.
These are by Deepa Gurnani who hand stitches these totally lustworthy babies onto vintage fabric...
Take the plunge.
Adorn thy head.
Viva La Blow in all of us!