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Wed 05.28
Hair Jewelry

Hair Jewelry: Crowning Glory

I once put a museum quality piece of jewelry in my hair, almost prompting my dear friend, jewel artist Cindy Chao, to have a panic attack. She thought I should have worn it on my neck “where it belonged,” but that’s not the way I saw it.

Mon 10.21
Insect Invasion

Insect Invasion: The Beetles are Coming

And the butterflies and the spiders…I don’t know if it’s a certain creepy-crawly holiday coming up or Damien Hirst’s buggy Prada bags, but my mind’s been stuck on insect-inspired fashion lately, ranging from the pretty to the eight-legged variety and beyond.

Fri 07.12
Jenny Packham Bridal Collection

Jenny Packham Bridal Collection: Always the Bride…

…even when you’re not! That’s right – I’m not going to let the fact that I’m already married stop me from commandeering these looks. I’ve been excited about the jewels since I saw them at Jenny Packham’s runway show. I love that the Swarovskis are set like diamonds – it elevates the look without elevating the price…

Thu 06.13

Dauphines of New York Birthday Headbands: Party Favors

Dauphines of New York always puts out gorgeous, well-priced hair accessories, but when they add the element of personalization, the appeal is even greater. Believe it or not, birthstones have been around since the first century! Mine is good old amethyst, which is faceted beautifully onto the February headband. For a boho look, wear yours […]

Wed 06.05

Eddera Headbands: Crowned with Laurels

Camille Eddera started her line in 2008, but it was a year later when she began crafting her most famous pieces – 14K gold-filled headbands. It was at the bidding of a hairstylist who wanted to outfit his celeb clientele in her vintage-style creations. The French designer has worked for Boucheron and Chopard, so she […]

Wed 05.01

Tiffany & Co. Savoy Headpiece: The Great Gatsby

When a jewel has been designed for the film version of The Great Gatsby, you know it’s going to be as over-the-top opulent as the titular character himself. Costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated with Tiffany’s to create the headpiece for Carey Mulligan’s character, the charming Daisy Buchanan. In the novel Gatsby says Daisy’s voice is […]

Thu 03.21

Enchanted Atelier Angelique Headpiece: Love is in the Hair

There’s something about a goddess-style headpiece that just gives a girl an aura of calmness and authority. It’s a little formal but also a little boho, and just plain feminine. Enchanted Atelier’s Angelique checks all of these boxes as the perfect spring statement piece. Three pearl and crystal-accented chains connect floral clips at the sides […]

Mon 02.25

Salma Hayek x Cindy Chao: And the Oscar Goes to…

For the 85th Annual Academy Awards, Salma Hayek turned to the best – my dear friend Cindy Chao. The actress donned the Maple Leaves choker from Cindy’s Four Seasons Masterpiece Collection, this piece of course representing the fall season. It was the perfect attention-grabbing embellishment to finish off her rhinestone-collared Alexander McQueen gown, making Salma […]

Tue 11.13

Best Hair Accessories: Hair Apparent

I bought a fascinator last summer on the streets of Hong Kong for only $7 (not exaggerating – such a good deal!), and now every time I wear it, people ask me where I got it from! Seriously, I could wear a potato sack with this fascinator, and people would still be like, “You look […]