M&J’s Headband Workshop
April 19th, 2009
Location: M&J Trimming
Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up
Join us on April 19th for a headband workshop. Bring friends and family while we teach you the tips and tricks to creating some the season’s most fashionable headbands. Seats are limited. Please call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to sign-up or for more information.
Winter is here in NYC and the air is cold. I can start to see the sign of snow and I was inspired by this. I noticed while looking at bridal head wear that headbands made of luxurious ribbons are very much ‘In’. Taking a cue from Milton’s headband blog, I went a little more bridal with mine. For the winter bride I used a white Silk Satin Ribbon and a Snow Flake beaded and rhinestone appliqué.
First, I tied a bow about 1/3 of the way into the ribbon. Then I applied the appliqué over the middle of the bow using Unique Stitch glue. You can use any style and omit the bow if you wish. You can even take 3 sections and braid them together to create a unique look. To finish the headband, simply follow Milton’s instructions.
It’s Gossip Girl time again! Last time I showed you how to recreate the red and white striped headband that Blair Waldorf wore in the episode “All About My Brother”. This time, I recreated the headband she wore in the episode “Women on The Verge”. I used 50mm Double Face Silk Ribbon in silver and a Rhinestone Appliqué. To make it, you can view the instructions in my previous Gossip Girl Blog . They are very easy to follow.
Gossip Girl’s Season Premiere is on Monday, September 1 8/7c, so let’s get ready for more drama and lots of accessories!
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.