Get ready for a garden party of the floral variety, because botanical-garland headbands are having a moment. A few months back we saw Katy Perry and Vanessa Hudgens donning boho-style head-toppers at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Annual Festival, and most recently, stars like Keira Knightley, Kirsten Dunst, and Ashlee Simpson have been spotted in flowery wreath hair accessories. Wear them paired with your hair down in flowing waves, or tossed back casually in a braided up 'do. Shop the look now!
Let's face it, if anyone can pull off an array of race-style hats when it's not race season, it's gotta be royalty, right? We've noticed Kate Middleton sport a smorgasbord of headgear recently — from pill-box styles to fascinators and everything in between — so we thought it was time to zone in a little closer. Often favouring half-up, half-down hairstyles to compliment her accoutrements of choice, Kate's custom-made headgear has a real knack for turning heads. Step inside our gallery for a closer look.
Heading to Epsom Day this weekend? Yup, us too. But instead of relying on tired fascinators and heavy headgear, we're taking the lighter approach and trying a simple headband on for size. This season there really are no rules when adorning your mane, so why not extend that to the racetrack and pick something a little more modern to match your new season racing look. A cute bow-style wrap, a Missoni-esque scarf or a floral garland are all you need to make maximum impact with minimal effort. Keen to know more? Step inside our gallery for a heavenly mix of unexpected headgear.
Mila Kunis hasn't finished doing the rounds to promote her new movie Friends With Benefits, popping up in Moscow last night for the film's Russian debut. Sporting a more feminine and softer look than we've seen in a while, the slightly dishevelled up 'do provided the perfect amount of romance without appearing too fluffy. Of course, the thin silver headband could have been guilty of lending too much of a bridal vibe, but Mila pulls the look off with ease thanks to her mischievous smile and sultry neckline. Copy her look with our pick of headgear below.
She does it every time — Jennifer Behr's eclectically cool collection delivers every season, and Autumn/ Winter '10 is no exception. Luxurious details play up edgy with mixed metal chains, studs, and rhinestones, the gypsy-styled princess with sculptural turbans and rich velvet, and the perfectly pretty with frills, lace, and bows. I imagine you wouldn't need more than one of these to dress up your Winter attire. Click through and fall in love with it all.
Brides-to-be, let me introduce you to the most stylish hair accessories you'll ever come across (and I know you've been researching!). To put simply, Jennifer Behr's exquisitely designed headpieces are a breathe of crystal-embellished fresh air. It's no wonder celebrities including Natalie Portman, Alexa Chung, Leighton Meester and Lauren Conrad have all worn her designs — they're worthy of a red carpet as much as a wedding aisle!
It's always tricky finding modern bridal accessories — everything seems to be so white, so fluffy, so glitzy; but Jennifer's handmade collection boasts the exact kind of details a stylish bride is looking for. On trend details, check. Updated classic styles, check. A variety of shapes, colours and sizes suited to all wedding styles (and heads!), check! Want me to sweeten the deal? Jennifer Behr ships internationally and can custom-design pieces at your request, too! Prepare to fall in love..
I didn't think anything could excite me more than Cadbury Creme Eggs this Easter, but clearly I was wrong. How adorable are these headbands by French label Benoît Missolin? Mag-ni-fique! I'm not one to really jump on the bunny-ears bandwagon, but heck, the Easter mood is starting to change my mind. The Benoît Missolin e-shop (oui, they ship to Australia!) is filled with cute embellished headbands perfectly suited to a day at the races, a wedding, or just for the fun of it. So French, so whimsy!
Did you go goo-ga over Gaga this year? Whatever your opinion on the eccentrically dressed pop star, there's no denying that she's worthy of our 2009 Sugar Award for Best Fashion Risk Taker. Who else could you imagine flaunting a red barely-there lace number and underwear as outerwear with as much confidence and pizazz? (Sorry Rihanna, your white cut-out catsuit was impressive at the American Music Awards, but maybe next year!)
The beauty of Lady Gaga is that she never seems to be out of character - you won't catch this pop star dashing out for a carton of milk in a jeans and tee get-up. Flat top shades, platform heels, short shorts and extravagant headgear all rule her world, creating a signature look that is as endearing as it is outrageous. There really isn't anyone else quite like her - please, put your hands together for the wacky and wonderful Lady Gaga!