Bling in Your Hair, Not in Your Mouth

18 September 2013

What is it lately with the grills? Madonna, Miley and Rihanna. A trend that  should have been left in 2006 when Nelly sang about his grandmother hating it.  Well, guess what ladies, this lil mama still hates it. Now that we’ve gotten that trend out of the way, let’s talk about bling for a more appropriate place, your hair.

When I saw Sandra Bullock (the perfect human being that she is) at the 2013 Oscars wearing a clustered brooch in her hair, I fell in love.  It was placed ever so delicately just behind her left ear and paired with simple diamond stud earrings.  I did a little research and found out it was designed by Harry Winston, composed of platinum and diamonds. She is fancy that Sandra.

Brooches are an Ocean Violet favorite. I use them to pin up dresses that show a little bit too much or to fasten a scarf. But lately, I’ve really been drawn to wearing them in my hair, especially while I grow out this mistake of a thing called bangs.  The key is to wear your hair as simple as possible and let the brooch have the spotlight.  Whether it’s straight and shiny like Sandra’s or simple finger waves. Swoop those bangs to the side with a deep part and tuck the other side behind your ear. Adorn tucked ear with the brooch.

You could even scavenge your local vintage stores and find a few brooches you like, then attach them to a clip or barrette.  Voila. Otherwise, here’s a few ready made options that I’m swooning over:

invited to a vintage tea party? twirl around in this floral hair brooch from Lisa Marie's Piece.

invited to a vintage tea party? twirl around in this floral hair brooch from Lisa Marie’s Piece.

gold leaves + pearls = perfect for a greek princess.

gold branches, gold leaves + pearls = perfect for a greek princess.

lulu frost has the right idea

What would inspiration really be without the runway? lulu frost has the right idea.  Left to right: Rodarte, Oscar De La Renta, Carolina Herrera, YSL, Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel.

watercolor brooch

My personal favorite: Lulu Frost’s  collaboration with Veronica Beard. A tortoise shell resin, brass petals and rose quartz cabochons. Gimme.


Pair with a simple white dress; heirloom worthy.


and she lived happily ever after. THE END.

Featured Image: Spaghetti & Jewels by Dana Boulos, entitled Junk Food & Diamonds. Loving it.

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