A ladylike updo is chic, true, but unless you have your own stylist on staff to create a hair extravaganza such as this - spied on Christian Lacroix's haute couture runway - a D-I-Y updo can feel, well, a bit bland.
All you need to sex up your next updo is some velvet ribbon & an eyecatching brooch. However, instead of trying to figure out how to affix a weighty brooch directly to your coiffure:
- Pin the brooch to the ribbon.
- Wrap the ribbon around your hair.
- Affix with bobby pins that match the ribbon.
- For an elegant, tone-on-tone look, brunettes should go for a brown or black ribbon, while blondes should opt for something lighter-hued.
This Cocktail Fizz Brooch from DeBeers - DeBeers.com - is a fun update on a classic (even the name is great), while the Tiffany Lace Brooch - Tiffany.com - has vintage echoes of grandmas fine jewels. Or, in the classic Hollywood more-is-more vein, pull a Fred Leighton - FredLeighton.com - & not only wear a diamond brooch in your hair, but cover every spare inch of the rest of your bod in diamonds.
- Lesley Scott
(Runway photos from Style.com)