Accessory Alert: Hair Accessories

Accessory Alert: Hair Accessories

A couple of seasons ago the Prada turban was the must-have accessory for the Hollywood elite.
The turban saw a new found revival this week as worn by Kate Moss to the Met Gala in New York.  She can pull off almost any look donning a Stephen Jones turban with an asymmetric dress by Marc Jacobs, although we can’t say that the head gear is very flattering.

The turban is not an accessory you can wear to many events so luckily there are more glamorous head-adornments in the shops. We’ve spotted bejeweled, embellished, and ornamented headbands on the heads of a few movers and shakers lately. Here are just three:

Embellished headband

We can see why Victoria Beckham (left) is a huge fan of Alice Bands – they are great for a bad hair day, are easy to wear AND they are stylish. Posh has been seen wearing this black embellished Dolce and Gabbana headband (€405) in Dubai and Milan.  You can reach for a bejewelled head band that won’t break the bank from Johnny Loves Rosie for €45.  This label does the most imaginative headbands, hairclips and hair accessories  – they cost a bit more than high street shops but it’s worth having a look and paying a bit more for that wedding or races you have coming up – just to get the extra compliment.

Double-strapped elastic band

On other occasions Victoria has worn a simple, black, double-strapped elastic band shown here on the far right (it’s barely visible against her dark hair). H&M sell these bands in a selection of colours. How do I know this? I’ve bought them over the years in lots of colours, green and grey being my favourite.

Accessorize also sell sparkly and metallic (silver and gold) versions and sometimes triple strapped headbands which, personally, I found too tight on my head. The double-strapped elastic band is a great way to funk up your overall look if you can’t be bothered with wearing other accessories.

House of Harlow 1960 Headpiece

For a more boho or Grecian look, Nicole Richie wears a headband from her House of Harlow 1960 collection.  Nicole claims that the head pieces are her favourites from the jewellery collection she designs herself (her daughter is also called Harlow).  The collection is inspired by the ’60s and ’70s and seems to suit those girls with long, flowly, unkempt hair. 

The collection has finally become available this side of the USA, from My-Wardrobe.com. The House of Harlow Three strand diamond headband (pictured), costs £189, €210, buy it here.

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6 Responses to “Accessory Alert: Hair Accessories”

  1. Annemarie Says:

    The Marc Jacobs dress worn by Kate Moss here has just become available for sale online from US dept store http://www.neimanmarcus.com for $2,900.

  2. S P Says:

    This might sound wierd but you have inspired me to buy some jewellery. :) Thanks!

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