Fall 2011 Accessories: Velvet Blossom Headband

I have a breakfast date today and I’m super excited – I had really hoped to ride my bike too, but I’m supposed to be there in 40 minutes and I’m still in my jammies.  I have got to get some exercise and I don’t think walking to the car counts.  Wah wah.  Speaking of which, can anyone recommend a good personal trainer in Chicago?  One who won’t yell at me?  I’m not so good at being made to feel guilty or being told what to do.  I can’t even force myself to do things (like sit-ups) so I’m a tough client.  Anyway, digits please.  Oh AND (this is super exciting) if you’re in Chicago, why don’t you pick up a copy of today’s Reader?  And then flip to the SPACE section.  There is a very special surprise in there today.  I haven’t seen it yet myself, but I will tell you it has to do with yours truly.  Or rather, my space.  I’ll be sure to share with everyone once I get my hands on it.  Yay!  In the meantime, how ’bout we look at this cutie pie headband?

veronica sheaffer vintage style headband 1930s 1940s 1950s velvet flowers silk bow

This is the Velvet Blossom Headband and it’s sweet and flirty at the same time.  It’s first covered in a super fine silk mesh, folded and pleated across the crown, and then scattered with velvet blossoms.  Freshwater pearls dot the flowers and a full, asymmetrical bow tilts at the side.

vintage style wedding bridal headband 1920s 1930s 1940s 1950s

I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned it, but I don’t use pre-made forms for my head pieces.  I craft each one by hand from start-to-finish, making them light and flexible and a perfect fit every time.  And they’re also super fun to make – shaping the buckram and everything is really satisfying.  Stitching on the wire is less-so, but it’s worth the frustration to have a perfectly shaped headband with slight variations for each style.

veronica sheaffer vintage style wedding bridal headband velvet flowers

I really love this one – it’s super delicate and feminine and light as air.  It would have worked really well with my wedding outfit, I think.  I’m maybe sort of jealous of brides who get to wear it at their weddings now.

See all of the accessories and shop the collection here!

[Images by Nancy Reyes; Model: Yvonne Szumski]

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One response to “Fall 2011 Accessories: Velvet Blossom Headband

  1. Katja

    It’s so pretty (and I really like the photography in your – ahem bedroom). What really surprises me everytime I see those vintage headbands is how they don’t seem to overpower the one who’s wearing them but accentuate their faces. Although they are much wider and more ‘massive’ then let’s say a tiara or a simple headband…

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