Accessorize Me: Blooms for Spring

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“Florals? For Spring? Ground Breaking.” — Miranda Priestly, The Devil Wears Prada

Actually, yes, florals for spring. The runways at New York’s recent Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring 2008 were blooming with florals on everything from dresses and hair accessories to cocktail rings.

While I’m not really a fan of floral print dresses, I love the look of flowers in the hair. Most think this look is reserved for formal occasions, cotillions, and fancy balls but as Dior showed us on the runways, flowers can be used effortlessly to give a relaxed feel to your hair. Everthing from headbands and clips are flowering everywhere this spring. There are great finds in rhinestone, beads, and silk.

Actually, this look really isn’t that new. Jazz legend, Billie Holiday made fresh flowers in her hair a staple of every performance. Lady Day, as she is affectionately known, was a musical genius with a voice as rich and as full as her creamy, brown skin. But the beautiful gardenia placed on the side of her head made her a style icon and a classic beauty.

To create this style go here by special order, here, and here. Leaving the hair a little messy works best.

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2 responses to “Accessorize Me: Blooms for Spring

  1. I love flowers in my hair…but i can’t wait to see the who failed at putting something as simple as a flower in their hair…you know who else wears flowers nicely..india arie….much luck on the blog endeavor..can’t wait to get some fashion scoops from ya…

  2. fashionisticrandomness

    I always thought florals were the best look for Spring, regardless if it’s groundbreaking or not(note to Miranda LOL). There is something feminine and flirty about the Spring season, and the blooming of flowers represent beauty, and color, and the birth of new styles.

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