Don’t all rush to give out to me at once, now, but I have to admit to quite liking Nicole Richie’s style recently. I know, I know, she’s usually on the skeletal side of skinny, the sunglasses are always a ridiculous size, and let’s not even get into the utter madness of the apparent pregorexia affliction. Lately, she’s been photographed dripping in most of the accessories from her own “House of Harlow 1960” range, and I for one am loving this headpiece thing that she has going on.
Not quite a hairband, not quite a hat, not quite a fascinator, not quite a cat a Star Trek wrinkles-be-gone device, headpieces like this channel the whole tribal trend that was huge across the SS09 catwalks and has already filtered through to high street clothes shops. Naomi Campell, no less, got in on the act with a traditional Indian headpiece that I think is called a maang or bindi tikka (yum) as she modeled for Mai Mumbai at Lakme Fashion Week recently.
Admittedly, these particular hair accessories are perhaps not ideal for a casual drink down the local or for keeping pesky loose strands out of your eyes in work, but I’ve seen similar headpieces looking ab fab on vintage-loving and boho brides in the past, and reckon they’d be vay pretty for special occasion wear.
If you’re at all handy and have time on your, well, hands, you could probably knock together something similar using beads or necklaces or two criss-crossed gold plaited headbands à la this Etsy seller. If you’re not handy, you could always buy that Etsy version – or you can get House of Harlow 1960 headpieces online here if you’ve money to burn.
And if you’re like me, you’ll be keeping your eyes peeled for a version in Accessorize…