Pinboards 6-4

1. Harper’s BAZAAR’s library of iconic fashion moments never fails to leave us breathless.

2. We’re letting our hair down after reviewing some pro tips.

3. It’s time to book a flight. To all these places. Immediately.

4. We would so cook more often if our kitchens looked this good.

5. This board of lace, cutouts, and prints has us scouring our closets for mix-and-match brilliance.

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June 4, 2013

Every time I see a preview for the upcoming Great Gatsby movie I get the sudden urge to get a bob cut a la Daisy and fill my closet with bead-embellished dresses. I honestly don’t know whether I’m more excited to drool over Leonardo DiCaprio or all the fabulous costumes and headpieces.

The roaring 20s–inspired trends will definitely be making a comeback as hype continues for the film’s release, so I personally plan to master the look well ahead of time. Here’s what I’ve tried so far. I like wearing these looks with my hair loosely down, but see what is best for your face shape:


Bow headband: Tie some mesh tulle in a bow on the side of an elasticized chain headband (the bigger the better) and slip it over your head. If you have one, a gem brooch looks amazing in the center of the bow. I wore this headband with fitted flare jeans and a relaxed tee to dress it down, but it could also be dressed up with an LBD or anything with fringe.

Gem headpiece: I actually made a broken necklace into a headpiece, but any necklace or beaded chain will work. Just undo the clasp (and remove some links to shorten both sides, if you’re able) and secure the ends to your hair with bobby pins. I wore this with an understated slip dress to keep things simple – you don’t want your outfit to compete with the headpiece.

Art deco print scarf: Fold a scarf so it’s about 4 – 6 inches wide, then wrap it around your head and tie a double knot at the nape of your neck. Allow the ends to hang down your back. I wore this with some skinnies and wedges during the day, which turned it into more of a modern boho look.

By Grace Romanowsky of Valenki By ACE, Staff Writer

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February 16, 2013


I’ve had my eye on the headpiece trend since it first started popping up this spring, even though as far as I can tell, the last person who successfully pulled one off was Xena Warrior Princess. But this DIY for upcycling old necklaces into your own 100% original headpiece made me think twice – I had to try it firsthand.

The Trick
I learned quickly that styling your hair with a headpiece requires a center part (which, with my straight blonde hair, makes me look unnervingly like Bret Michaels). A great way to soften up this look? Let your hair air dry and use some product for beachy waves. It also helps to tease your crown for a bit of body.

The Wardrobe
Keep it basic – you’re already working a headpiece, don’t get over ambitious. I kept it light and breezy with a tiered ivory chiffon dress, wedges, and a stack of bangles for harborside drinks with friends. As for makeup, go easy on the eyeliner and opt for a pink or nude-colored pout.

By Grace Romanowsky, Staff Writer

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