Last spring, the Prada turban was the must-have accessory for discerning Hollywood heads, but this spring head-adornments are evolving in a more glamorous direction. In the past month or so, we’ve spotted bejewelled, beaded, embellished, and ornamented headbands and headwraps on the crowns of notable noggins aplenty.
Natalia Vodinanova turned up the sparkle factor when she chose a tinsel type of band for the Love Ball dinner gala (which honored Ms. V herself, as well as Valentino. Ally Hilfiger also added shine to her overall outfit with a rhinestone wrap for Erin Fetherston’s after party at the Gramercy Park Hotel during Fashion Week, as well as sporting some rather sparkly Fendi sunglasses. Of course, you don’t have to commit to such sizeable glittering accessories to get the look. Mischa Barton went for an understated twinkle via a Stacey Lapidus violet silk headband with crystals. The Double Braided Headband ($200) also is available in pink, lilac, coffee, green, magenta, and black. Lapidus, a former Vanity Fair accessories editor, also made the gorgeous gleaming band we saw on Charlotte Ronson, above, at her fall show. Ronson chose the Vintage Crystal Headband ($200) in antique gold and black diamond, and likes it so much she stocks it at her store New York. Another way to try this look is with a headband that’s more fabric and less flash, like Ashley Olsen. She wore a Chanel hair accessory for the house’s F/W 08 show, which, sadly, isn’t available yet. Of course, you can always chose the path less taken and go for a super subtle band, like the black beaded version Mary Kate Olsen wore to a Louis Vuitton dinner in Paris or the thorny metal crown (of her own design) Erin Wasson wore to the amfAR gala.
Chanel headdresses aside, it’s not difficult to find or fund this look. In addition to the above mentioned Stacey Lapidus options, we also found that Eugenia Kim makes a lovely Multi-Strap Headband ($88) which comes in beige, black, or magenta satin. To get a similar style as Mary Kate’s beaded number, we suggest taking a look at Free People’s Beaded Stretch Band ($18). The price is nice and it’s available in black, orange, green, red, and royal blue. Forever 21 is also in the jeweled crown game. They have a Jewel Headband ($4.80) that offers a little luster for any budget and the Double Sequin Headband ($10) is another way to get a small bit of sheen. Our final find is the Chain Braided Suede Headwrap, which we love for its skinny boho style.