“ Brand: Her Curious Nature / Type: Hair Accessories „
I must confess that recently I have become severely addicted to watching the TV show Gossip Girl. I've been devouring the past series' on DVD and it is a true guilty pleasure! My favourite character has to be Blair Waldorf and I love her style, especially the cute headbands she always wears. This has inspired me to start accessorising my outfits with headbands and when I saw this one in the www.ASOS.com sale I couldn't resist buying it.
This Woven Alice Band is made by British brand Her Curious Nature, and I liked the way that they style their items to bring together both vintage and modern elements. It originally cost RRP £22.00 but it's now reduced to £9.00 via asos.com.
Product description: "Beaded hair band by Her Curious Nature. Hand made in London. Featuring a wide black hair band with a tiny bead-embellished finish and grosgrain covered tips."
I like that this headband has quite a classic and traditional looking design. It is a simple Alice band with a wide section that shows off the beautiful beading detail. The headband is only available in black but that was perfect for me as it blends in well with any outfit. Even though the beads are black they have a brilliant shine to them and really catch the light, which draws attention to the headband, and also helps it to stand out and still be noticeable against my black hair. The beading runs over the whole of the outer section of the headband and easily adds a glamorous feel to any outfit. I have worn this more often than I had originally expected to, as it not only works well with evening outfits and swanky dresses, but also looks good when juxtaposed against my usual urban / grunge daytime looks.
The Alice band itself has a nice wide body and slightly thinner ends. It is quite firm and does not flex much as the structure of the inner materials help to keep it in shape, and also provides a good grip. This means that it stays in place perfectly without budging as I'm moving around, which is a relief as it's annoying to have to keep re-positioning hair accessories, and this one does the job of keeping my hair tidy without moving at all. The underside of the headband is finished with a plain, smooth fabric so that it does not snag or catch against the hair when worn. One feature that I had underestimated was the grosgrain covering at the tips of the headband. This simple touch makes it incredibly comfortable to wear as there is no rubbing or pinching against my skin.
I am really impressed with the quality of this headband and there is clearly a high level of craftsmanship gone into producing it. Each piece is handmade and finished to perfection, with simple but essential design elements ensuring that the headband not only looks good, but is comfortable and easy to wear. I would happily buy from this brand again, and would recommend this headband as a quick and simple way to add a touch of sparkle to any outfit.