Gossip Girl Accessories

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By Milton

This blog is for all of you who follow Gossip Girl every week for wardrobe inspiration. If you’re not familiar with the TV series, it is based on the lives of some high school students from the Upper East Side of New York City. The show pretty much resembles a catwalk full of designer clothes. The main characters, Blair Waldrof, Serena van der Woodsen and Jen Humphrey wear brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel and many more in every episode. I can’t promise you that I can teach you how to copy the pattern to a Chanel suit or how to reproduce the latest It-bag. However, I can give you tips of how to get a similar look and create accessories that match the ones Upper East Side socialites wear in this hit TV Series.

Let’s start with Blair Waldrof. Her signature style is preppy and classic. You can get her look by wearing school girl uniform inspirations, plaids, peter pan collars, pearl necklaces and knee-high socks. One of her signature accessories are headbands.

In the episode “All About My Brother” she wore a red and white striped ribbon headband with a double bow on the side. I recreated this headband and it was easier than you can imagine. The first step is to make ribbon loops; you can use fabric glue or your sewing machine. For this headband I did a 4″ and a 5″ loop and then I sew it in the center. Then put one on top of the other and wrap another loop around them and glue it (or sew it) at the bottom. For the headband I used a 17″ piece of ribbon, but I recommend you measure your head before you cut it, otherwise you take the risk of having a headband too tight or too loose. Attach a 3″ of elastic to the two ends and glue the bow you made before on the side of it. Just wear it with the right outfit and you’ll get the look of Blair Waldorf.

26 comments on “Gossip Girl Accessories

  1. Bea Keynes says:

    hey. OMG, i realllllllllly love it. seriously. but problem is, I live in the philippines and i don’t know where i can get my hands on such PRETTY red-striped ribbon. :( i love Blair’s style so much, i have a collection of more than twenty headbands already. Haha. :)

    i must find ribbon identical to this one.

  2. Milton says:

    Hi Bea, I’m glad you like the head band. You can get the exact red-stiped ribbon at MJTRIM.com. All you have to do is call 1.800.965-8746 or email info@mjtrim.com and tell them you want item number 39516 just like the one in the blog. Here’s a link to the ribbon http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/173/39516/39516.aspx

    I hope this helps. ^_^ Enjoy.

  3. Karenmarie says:

    Lovely idea:) I want to make my own Blair headband too. . .

    I linked your blog on mine at Emmagem!

  4. astrina says:

    ive did the headbands already! really saved my money up! :)
    thanks dear~

  5. astrina says:

    btw, is there any specific glue to be used? as i just sew mine all the way…

  6. Milton says:

    Hi Astrina. I’m glad the headbands worked out great. You can use Unique Stictch Glue to the hold the headband together. Here’s the link. http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/345/26672/26672.aspx

    I believe the item number is 26672. It works great. I hope I was of help. ^_^

  7. Liz says:

    Amazing! I’m tickled pink to have found this how-to. I’ll definitely be giving this a try tomorrow or the next night!

  8. lovelly says:

    ıts so cooll ;)

  9. eloi says:

    i will surely make my own. i love it…

  10. La Couturier says:

    thanks for such a cute diy!

    i love all of her headbands! :)

    xoxo,
    La C.

  11. SHATICE says:

    HEY MILTON . DONT KNOW IF U REMEMBER ME BUT I USE 2 WORK WITH U @ M&J TRIMMINGS. ANYWAY….I LOVE THE SATIN HEADBANDS WITH THE BOW ON THE SIDE BUT I CAN FIND A PLACE 2 BUT ANY. DO U KNOW WHERE I CAN BUY THEM FROM DOWN THERE IN THE FASHION DISTRICT? IF NOT I WILL B COMING DOWN THERE 2 THE STORE 2 GET THE BOWS N MATERIALS 2 MAKE MY OWN.

  12. Pingting says:

    Hi,
    thanks for putting up this information. I really like this band….
    you mentioned that we can attach a (3″ of elastic to the two ends) of the ribbon… what kind of elastic do you mean? can you show us a picture of it? where can we buy it?

  13. rachael says:

    Blair’s BW necklaces is the cutest! i finally got it at http://www.alexwoo.com

  14. Milton says:

    Hi Pingting. Sorry for the extremely late reply. You can get the elastic by call 1.800.965.8746 ext 377. The person who picks up the phone will know exactly which elastic you’ll need for the headband.

  15. Pingting says:

    Hi , sorry i forgot to mention that I’m from Singapore…. So I don’t think I can call to ask…. is there another way to find it? thanks…..

  16. Rakhi says:

    your collection is excellent, keep it up ….

  17. Milton says:

    If you’re out of the country, you can e-mail info@mjtrim.com and ask for the headband. Good luck.

  18. KELLY says:

    IF YOU LIKE THAT STUFF CHECK OUT BOWTIQUEFRIEDA.COM

  19. weng says:

    hey there, i love the headband of blair which she wore sometimes the silver glitters anyone knows where she got it?

  20. theresa says:

    didn’t like frieda bowtique, found nicer headbands at claudiagriffiths.com

  21. Pong says:

    hey,

    is that a grosgrain ribbon? if not .. can we do this band with grosgrain type?

    Thanks .. ;)

  22. Mary says:

    Hi!
    Which size did you use for the headband, 16mm or 23mm? I’d also like to know what size you’d recommend for a baby.

    Thanks, Mary

  23. Milton says:

    Hi Mary,
    For this headband I used the 1 1/2″ ribbon, here is the link http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/173/39516/39516.aspx . For a baby, I would recommend the 5/8″ (16mm) ribbon, or something smaller and softer like silk ribbon. You can visit our ribbon section and you will find a wide variety of ribbons you can use for a baby. http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Category/443.aspx

    I hope this helps. ^_^ Enjoy.

  24. Lyndon says:

    Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I am inspired!
    Extremely helpful information particularly the remaining phase :) I maintain such information a lot. I used to be seeking
    this certain info for a very long time. Thanks and best of luck.

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