Friday, March 15, 2013

Flower Crown

Today we wanted to share this quick and easy method for creating a handmade floral crown.  They're
super cute and perfect for Spring, which can't come soon enough! Enjoy...

STEP 1:  Get your supplies! What you will need is a handful of selected silk flowers, wire
cutters/pliers, heavy rustic floral wire for the base, thin floral wire (green) to attach the flowers, and
floral tape or ribbon (both optional).

STEP 2:  Take your rustic floral wire and shape it into a circle that fits comfortably on your head.  I
would suggest making it a little loose because the flowers end up making it fit a bit 
snugger at the end.

STEP 3:  Begin arranging your flowers on the base and decide the general placement of the flowers
prior to attaching them.  Once decided, start from the back and begin working forward.  Take your
thin green floral wire and secure each flower into place by wrapping tightly around the base several
times (or until you feel like it is secure).

STEP 4:  For the larger flowers, there was not enough of a stem for me to securely attach it to the
crown, so I improvised, and first went underneath the bottom of the rose and tightly wrapped the wire
underneath the green base of the flower between the petals and the stem.  Make sure to cut the wire
long enough to be able to first wrap around the bottom of the flower as well as still wrap around the
crown afterward.

STEP 5:  Continue the process moving around to the front of the crown and to the opposite side. 
There is really no “right” way to arrange your flowers.  Just play with it until you feel like they lie the
way you like.

STEP 6:  You can choose to wrap your flowers around the entire circle of the crown, or, like I did,
only go 3/4 around the base.  If you decide to only go 3/4, you can finish it off by wrapping the back
with floral wire or ribbon.  I decided to leave mine as it was because I liked the natural look of it.

 Voila! You have yourself a flower crown!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Top 5 Spring 2013 Hair Trends

Ponytail With A Twist

This is a fresh take on a ponytail. The loose side twist is both playful and chic and not difficult to
DIY. First part hair at the side. Take the bigger section and start twisting and securing it with pins
over your ear all the way to the back. While holding the twisted section take the rest of the hair and
add to the twist to create a low ponytail.

Deep Side Part

Deep side part can be worn differently. You can sport it sleek a la models at Rodarte show or create a
puffy low ponytail as seen at Marc Jacobs. You can accessorize your look with trendy cuff earrings or
finish hair with a bun or textured tousled look.

Textured Hairdos

Textured hairdos could be seen at Vera Wang and Badgley Mischka. The ‘dos at Badgley Miscka
were romantic accessorized with some floral headpieces and the hair at Vera Wang was textured and

“Harness” Plait

Harness plait created for Herve Leger by MaxAzria is such a cool hairdo. All you need is to create a
thin plait at one side  that is looped to create a “harness” for the rest of the hair. When the plait is
ready part hair into two and wrap one part in the loop.

Assymetrical Parting

Assymetrical parting as seen at Gianfranco Ferre and Richard Chai is a great take on sleeked bun
updos as it adds an unexpected twist to any simple hairdo. At Giamfranco Ferre show the models
sported polished triangular parting while at Richard Chair the triangle was angled rather than divided
straight from the forehead.


Which Trend is you favorite and why?! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Runway Trends

The fuzzy chignon at Anthony Vaccarello

Anthony Vaccarello wanted something young, something with a little punk attitude and something
with a touch of sexiness to bring some heightened sensuality to this season’s slightly more severe

A slightly disheveled morning-after-the-night-before chignon. 

To create the look,  start by pulling hair into a high pony tail, before twisting it into a 
relaxed chignon complete with loose strands to frame the face for a carefree look. 

The slicked back and glossy at Alexis Mabille

Showcasingg her talent for executing precise, pulled-together looks, for this season’s Alexis Mabille
show, Odile Gilbert went for smooth and sleek.  Hair was steamed straight, divided into two partings,
pulled back into Mabille’s signature ribbon and then twisted into a loose half pony tail. 

The result was a stylish avant-garde look tempered with femininity.

The urban bombé at Rabih Kayrouz

For the Rabih Kayrouz show, Delphine Courteille wanted to create the impression that the models
had done their own hair. "Rabih Kayrouz had imagined a petite 1960s girl, but with a messy Brit girl
edge" she explained. To begin with, she made a defined center parting, before spraying the hair from
root to tip on both sides to give a glossy touch.  She then backcombed all the hair at the back of the
head for noticeable volume. 

The resulting catwalk effect is a roughed-up ponytail, with delicately loose strands.

The straight and sleek at Léonard

The idea behind the hairstyling at Léonard was to create geometric lines in-keeping with the
structured form of the collection, successfully achieved by Damien Boissinot, who created a
perfectly straight hairstyle. A low parting combined with long hair and a sweeping side fringe,
resulted in an extremely glossy hairstyle with maximum shine