Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Head Girl


Although for the past two winters, the alice band hairband has been a regular, it seems that the start of a headband trend could put a true end to it's reign. The first thing you need to know is that there may be a lot of confusion surrounding what to call it. But no matter what anyone else tries to tell you, it's a headband god dammit. Worn just below (but over) your hairline. Think the thin gold headband that Sienna wore with her pink Matthew Williamson dress, back whenever it was. But before you are put off my memories of the Sienna boho era, this is new, and free of gypsy skirt and gilet assosiations.

The look is sleek hair (blunt fringe or mid parting; whatever floats your boat) with maybe a little hint of Cory K straggle to it (but hey, the key is sleek!), with a thin metallic band worn either just below your hairline, or stretched around the crown of your head. Worn with a floral tee dress, battered trainers (from that party in a field last summer) and a cable knit cardigan. Or for a more wintery look, with a tux jacket, opaques and french stretchy mini (I hate to say it, but like the skirt that Whitney wore to her interview in The Hills) OK, OK, maybe things are veering a little into the (don't say it, don't say it!...) boho direction, but this is fresh boho. This is Kennedy LA boho, minus the posers and grease. This is Olsen-esque. This maybe even french vogue intern... oooh.

12 comments:

Rollergirl said...

'French Vogue intern'? Genius. I'm stealing that phrase RIGHT NOW!

Aisha said...

I love the headband trend and Cory's such an inspiration (:

emsie said...

i love this trend.
i'll definitely try it out :)

x

Ana said...

love this look

coco said...

mischa looks amazing in it and lindsay lohan worked it rather well one i think
i dont think i could work this as my fringe always goes a little crazy when hairbands go near it

Mrs Fashion said...

Rollergirl: DITTO!
Cute post S
x

jennine said...

ah... i have the gold sequin one! haven't worn it yet though...
(sorry about susie... i didn't know!)

Mash said...

oh no worry babe i m still here , i ve just got a lack of inspiration for my blog thats all :) plus its the "rentrée" and i have to work :(
take care lovely

Bojana said...

This is a big no for me. Way too hipster and overplayed. I mean its been around for a while....But if you go for it the Mischa way, large embellished headband, it can look nice and not so scene....

buttonsandstars said...

I think it looks fabulous! I don't know if my hair wil let me go for it though...my fringe can get rather aggressive! I'll have to have a look and see.

Filó said...

i like very much thin gold headband.
I don't have gold but i have other colours. Great post has always.
kissesssssssss

*** MeMiLy EdD *** said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and i love this headband look
xxxxx