Thursday, May 04, 2006

American Bandstand


First came mini butterfly clips that speckled hair like confetti, then came Britney Spearsesque fedoras and newsboy caps and now the current head décor of choice are the simplest and most divine of all – the headband.

Originally donned by classic ingénues like Audrey Hepburn and Brigitte Bardot, the headband is functional and fashionable at the same time. It’s like an instant touch of femininity without the frills.

I’m not talking about the ubiquitous tortoise shell torture chambers that give any sane girl a migraine by the end of the day. The newest styles are a marriage between a headband and a headscarf lending a softer look that’s more feminine and polished – perfect for fashion’s elegant trend. From Missoni’s colorful crocheted creations to Eugenia Kim’s softly subtle silk headbands, there is a style for every handsome head.

Final Word: To look instantly chic and put together (like Ms. Richie on Larry King above), don one of Cara Couture’s wide bands available at www.intermixonline.com.

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