Wednesday, February 4, 2009

How to Wear It: Oversize Flower Pin, Revisited

Japanese hairstylist/origami master Katsuya Kamo got universal acclaim at the January '09 Chanel couture show for his magnificent headpieces. The coolest thing about them is that they were constructed with plain old office paper.

Inspired by this creative use of an all-too-familiar material, why not configure something fresh out of an overworked, overplayed accessory, a.k.a. Carrie Bradshaw's signature flower pin, circa 2000.

So many of us have one of these flowers sitting sad in a drawer (much like Carrie herself, after that hound Big jilted her at the altar). Here's how to get it out and about again: securely attach about 4 inches' worth of sturdy wrapped wire (pipecleaner, florist's wire, improvise) to the pin. Pull your hair back into a low ponytail and affix the flower to the band by wrapping the wire around it. Alternately, wire the flower to a narrow hairband and wear it to the side of the head (as long as the flower is fairly small and not too bright. Otherwise you'll look like a refugee from a touring company of South Pacific).

Give it a try on your next night out, and see how it attracts attention.

1 comment:

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