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17 September 2008

Spring 2009 Hair Accessories


Dear Ralph Lauren and Lacoste,
I know hair accessories have been on the brain, between Blair Waldorf's head bands and Mad Men's occasional chic little hat. One would hope these muses would inspire designers to create fabulous new head coverings. As you know, in her Spring 2007 collection Miuccia Prada sent out jewel toned silk turbans. These turbans occasionally appeared in fashion spreads and were all over the blogosphere, but were picked up by very few actual consumers. It has not been quite long enough since the Prada turbans for turbans to be a novelty and create the same buzz. Plus, your turbans are a little fug. Diane Von Furstenburg's floral circlets are more commercial, if a bit of a throwback to the Marc Jacobs Spring 2007 floral liberty headbands. I'm pretty sure that these romantic little accessories will be the darlings of fashion editors...leaving little room on the heads of models for turbans this season. How about turning to Ingrid Bergman in Indiscreet or Isabella Blow for inspiration next season? Especially you Ralph, middle eastern style head gear is so over.


P.S. SO, as it turns out, Ralph Lauren's hats were designed by Isabella Blow's favorite milliner, Philip Treacy. Thanks for the correction Easy and Elegant Life. I feel a bit silly! But, I still stand by my belief that turbans are just a bad idea. And by the way, I'm kind of in love with Easy and Elegant Life. I encourage you to all go and check it out!

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MK said...

I absolutely love that headband thing Serena was waering.

Do you knwo where I can purchase it.

Ps. Am becoming your new fan Haha.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Didn't Philip Treacy do the hats and headgear for RL? He used to make for Isabella Blow.

Chic and Charming said...

I could be wrong, but I thought Treacy was commissioned to design hats for Ralph Lauren's 40th anniversary, his Spring Summer 2008 collection, which was shown in September 2007. Its possible he did hats for Spring 2009 as well, but I can't find anything about it online.

Easy and Elegant Life said...

Got it: from Fashion Wire Daily.

Ralph Lauren: Atlas Mountain Moment

Godfrey Deeny
September 13th, 2008 @ 12:05 AM - New York
We visited Morocco with intermittent stops in Rajasthan in the latest Ralph Lauren collection, an exotic safari where the American designer mixed sporty glam with Third World princess style.


Adding to the exotic mood, Ralph called in master Irish hatter Philip Treacy, who created a brilliant series of Tuareg and Jaipur turbans, in everything from stiffened cotton to metallic silk. Plus, the selection of jewelry – made in collaboration with Janis Savitt and Bless - created a delightful series of snake figure armbands or chunky Jodhpur–style pendants that all looked great. ...

Chic and Charming said...

Thanks Easy and Elegant! I stand corrected. I will fix the article ASAP!

Angela said...

headband is quite savvy but not sure about the turban thing.