Sunday, April 19, 2009

Princess for a Day

Blame it on my many re-reads of Meg Cabot’s The Princess Diaries, or too many years of spoiling myself with Disney fairytales, but I have always wanted to be a modern-day princess, complete with jeweled tiara, elegant ball gowns, and, of course, a handsome Prince Charming. Sadly, wearing tiaras in everyday life isn’t exactly embraced by society, and doing so would make you stick out like a sore thumb. But Jennifer Behr’s hair accessories are the most elegant way to pay tribute to tiaras and envelop the royal in you – even if you’re decked out in denim.

The Encrusted Crystal Padded Headband is, in the words of Mary Poppins, “practically perfect in every way.” Piles upon piles of glimmering Swarovski crystals are hand-stitched to a midnight black padded headband creating an angel-inspired halo effect that is absolutely heavenly.

Maybe Ms. Behr is as enamored with F. Scott Fitzgerald as I am, because this Petite Vined Crystal Headwrap is so evocative of the Roaring Twenties that it makes me slaphappy. To slip this sparkly beauty on while wearing a fringe-encrusted Badgley Mischka would make me feel like a true flapper – a regal one, that is.

Most likely you are ready to wring my neck due to the amount of times I have mentioned the hippie headband, but I can’t help myself, I love it. Almost as much as I love this Knotted Crystal and Chain Headwrap. This piece of dazzling decadence is the princess version of the hippie headband. Laced with crystals and vintage chains, then braided and stitched with a vintage ribbon, this majestic piece can be worn circlet-style or the way of the traditional headband. I want to wear it circlet style, of course, with big, teased hair – it would look so Roman/Greek Goddess inspired if worn in this fashion.

In my world – and it’s a happy world at that – lace = love. And nothing says love like this Wide Crystal Lace Headwrap. It’s ethereal. It’s dainty. It’s sophisticated. I could most certainly see a ballerina wearing this on stage, or the late Princess Di donning one during an opulent ball filled with nobles and dapper gentleman. Oh, how I covet this morsel of magnificence.

I am green with envy over the Giant Crystal Knot Headwrap – especially the emerald offering. Who could possibly pass up the opportunity to flaunt an eye-catching knot of Swarovski crystals atop their head? In the world of make-believe (or reality) it simply isn’t done.

Fashionably yours!

Thanks to Jennifer Behr for the pictures.

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