The punk theme at the Costume Institute Benefit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was very apparent in the form of many outstanding hair pieces. From Sienna Miller's studs to Sarah Jessica Parker's mohawk, there were plenty of amazing looks to honor the Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition. Click on to see them all!
In "hair accessories we'd kill for" news, this splendiferous peacock feather butterfly fascinator ($35) is as scintillatingly lovely as it is unique. Cutting feathers can be a tricky business, but Etsy shop Rationale has done a great job of trimming them and finding symmetrical quills, too.
Pieces like these are so great in part because of their versatility — there are a ton of lovely colors here, and the clip would look just as stunning with jeans as it would underneath a wedding veil. The materials aren't cheap either; it's Swarovski crystal and feathers, so although this one might not be the least expensive accessory you see on Etsy, the price is certainly a lot lower than what you'd pay at the mall.
Don't wait until the Day of the Dead to put on a cute calavera. This pretty Tarina Tarantino Organza Sugar Skull Clip ($36) is a great hair accessory for el Dia de los Muertos or Halloween, but it's subtle enough to wear anytime, too. These little clips are also notable because they work in hair, on clothes, hanging from ear lobes, etc. They're really versatile, and the colors on this green/blue one are particularly perfect for year-round wear. Think of it as a little bit of the best holiday you can clip on whenever you need a spookiness boost. It's a little macabre, sure, but how often do you find a memento mori this adorable?
At an Us Weekly event last night, Iman really took it to another level with this palette of charcoaled purple shadow and bright burgundy lips. It's not only sharp, feminine, and classy, but a bit edgy, too. To create the perfect wine-colored lip for you, try mixing together various shades from her Pucker Up Lip Kit ($20). As for the eyes, use a palette of smoky navy or purples for an intensely sultry finish. You can even get the same effect by layering on a black layer or deep gray shadow over your favorite navy or purple shadow. Check out my widget below for even more inspiration:
Now that she's a New Yorker, Whitney Port has that whole effortlessly pulled-together look down pat, as evident in her appearance at a Susan G. Komen Foundation benefit last night in NYC. I'm liking how she accessorized her all-black ensemble with an ultra-punchy lipstick, soft shimmery gold shadow, and a casually tossed-back updo, accentuated with a texturized black headband.
It's got an 1980s edge to it, but with a sweet simplicity. Upon closer inspection, Whitney's chunky hair accessory is actually just a series of sparkly stones bunched together, and you can get a similar look, too. I've gathered together several options inspired by this textured style. Check them out below:
Ever since Emily Blunt appeared on the big screen in The Devil Wears Prada, I've considered her something of a fashion icon, even if by association. (Although, she did make Fab's best-dressed list for the Golden Globes.) Most recently, at a photo call for The Wolfman in Rome, the actress walked the red carpet pairing her navy blue frock with a black polka-dotted headband and smoky blue liner. Note how her twisted hairstyle is accentuated by this textured hair accessory. Am I sensing somewhat of a modern-day Princess Leia vibe here? What do you think of Emily's look last night? Do you love the chicness of black paired with blue, or is it all too subdued for your liking?
I can't imagine that ponytails will ever go out of style, since this hairstyle go-to can range from effortlessly tossed-back to elegantly low-slung to piled high to the side. But wearing a ponytail doesn't have to be boring, and that's why I've assembled ten cute (but not too sticky-sweet) ponytail holders that will add a bit of flair to your wardrobe — scrunchies not included.
Perhaps you might remember my friend Rebecca. She's the one who helped me sample nail polish while dining out. She was also the inspiration behind my non-boozy brown sugar body scrub, all thanks a hot-buttered rum recipe she decided to make on a whim one cold evening. What's Rebecca got cooking now? Most recently, she's straight up put ornaments right from her Christmas tree into her hair.
Thanks to the bendy-wired design of these cute red decorations, she was able to easily latch them into her hair for a festive addition to her twisted bun. (That's her husband there doing the bunny ears — or maybe he's just wishing us all a peace-filled season.) Have you ever adorned your hair with ornaments before? Would you?
The holidays are all about amping it up, trying looks that aren't part of your everyday routine, and sequins, of course. Recently, while perusing holiday hair accessories, I came across this Sequin Top Hat Clip ($18) from Topshop. It has pearls. It has glitz. It's definitely got a whole lot of kitsch, and I could totally envision it being an appropriate New Year's Eve accessory. What do you think? Does this sparkly top hat have just the right amount of quirkiness, or is it simply too over the top?