Want to experience the very lush treat of wearing (yet another) Haute Couture accessory? It only takes a couple of minutes to make and you’ll feel like a catwalk Queen just putting it on!
Ever since I saw this wonder on the Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2015 catwalk, I knew I wanted it! So I prepped a black bow made from a wide, elasticized fabric, a dotted black tulle and wide black elastic, my loyal glue gun and my trusted camera! Are you ready? Let’s take the diy road to Couture!
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So the way I see it, a bow is a must when it comes to headbands. I did mine with no fuss, simple, just like seen in the Valli Couture fashion show! Although they glued the black dotted tulle to a hidden plastic headband, you can skip that part by gluing the tulle directly onto the ribbon bow headband or a black wide elastic headband, like I did. Be careful to place a piece of cardboard as to stretch the headband and to avoid gluing accidents like attaching the two sides of the headband together (you’ll be surprised how many times I do that, even now! Caught in the diy frenzy, I forget to separate the two sides of a headband and end up with a bracelet instead).
However, if you have a wide enough headband to tuck under the ribbon, you can go ahead and glue the tulle to it. But you have to be careful, though: looking at the Giambattista Valli HC fashion show, I noticed how visible the ‘hidden’ headband was and I profoundly disliked that.
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You can definitely skip that camouflage and glue the two parts (veil and bow headband) directly together with no further mess and accidentally showing the underpants of the headband! Especially since it’s meant to be such an Haute Accessory (wink)! I may need to slip that dotted veil under some other construction later on, so just in case, I used a secondary elastic headband.
Because I only used elastic fabrics, I didn’t have to secure the headpiece in place. However, if you’re having troubles with the headband and you think it’ll slip away, you need to fix this with bobby pins tucked at the back of your head, just above the neck so it won’t be visible.
It was a very DIY-proficient Haute Couture season! You’ve seen the on-a-budget Chanel knit cap and now the Valli bow veiled headband, if you tried to make something yourself, please do share, I’d love to see what fashion inspired you to do! Otherwise stay tuned, I’m sure I’ll find more catwalk goodies to turn into lovely DIY projects overnight!