I normally don't get all that jazzed about hair accessories, but I do tend to really like Colette Malouf's, so when I was invited to a preview of her fall 2011 collection I went. I am so glad I did. If there is one era I really love, it's the roaring twenties, so when I walked into a 20's boudoir…my heart started racing. This collection was all me!
Stupidly I left home without my camera so excuse the photos taken with my Droid. Anywho, a bit about the collection; Colette (who was there and explained her collection to me personally) was influenced by this time when people experienced a new found freedom and were excited by rebellion. Women were wearing shorter dresses with knees exposed, smoking cigarettes, being served prohibited alcohol and young flappers were everywhere. This "New Her" as Colette calls her for the first time cut her hair into a sleek bob, boldly applied heavier makeup, loudly conversed and laughed and danced the night away in liberation.
The Colette Malouf Fall '11 Collection accuratley interprets the spirit of both breaking the rules and the creative power that comes through unrestrained self-expression of this new fearless woman. How I would have loved to live in this time. I kept saying to myself "this collection is so me!"
There were beaded, molded headbands (my personal fave…I must own one), hand embroidered pins which could be worn both in the hair or on garments, feathers, crystals…you name it. Let's take a look shall we?
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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