The Beauty Matrix: Hair Ornamentation
Summer is synonymous with wedding season. Which means easy, unfussy updos with a touch of glamour. And you don’t have to be the bride to indulge in chic hair jewelry.
This season, I’m loving the classic hair pin. Easy to tuck into a messy bun or chignon for extra polish. The key to wearing vintage-inspired hair accessories is to add a modern twist; don’t put too much thought into where you place them, and don’t be afraid to experiment. The goal is unstructured elegance to fit with the season. Need a refresher on how to accomplish an updo at home? Take a look at my how-to video for a chic bun.
When it comes to choices, fast-fashion retailers such as Claire’s and Forever 21 have a varied and inexpensive accessories collection that mimics current fashion trends. Buy multiples and mix and match to your taste.
Looking for something more special? Try vintage retailers (1stdibs.com and vandm.com are two of my favorites) for unique, one of a kind pieces for your special occasion. Definitely pieces to pass on as family heirlooms. For a less expensive option, but still the height of chic, the designs of Miriam Haskell are elegance defined. The leading purveyor of custom jewelry in the 1920s, her staying power over the next several decades is testament to the exquisite craftsmanship and quality materials used in each design. A favorite among the Hollywood set and socialites alike, the company still designs with this luxury philosophy in mind.
Whether your budget is high or low (or somewhere in between), here are some of my favorite picks to wear this summer.
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