The Dubai World Cup is around the corner and I am judging the fashion this year for the Jaguar Style Stakes 2013. My mind has been running on DIY headpieces for ages. I was inspired by this clipping I saw while on holiday in Malaysia from Marie Claire:
I fell in LOVE! I researched and found out that the label behind the headpiece, Sereni & Shentel, is Asia-based and once I got back to Dubai there was no way to purchase it. I would have to make my own. However, if I had a chance to buy it, I may well do!
So I got busy and bought the closest materials I could find for the DIY:
What you’ll need: ribbon in varying widths, thin/malleable wire, headband, iron, glue gun, needle and thread and diamante stud.
1) Begin by using an iron to manually pleat the ribbon in a consertina fashion.
2) Measure out approximately the length needed to create a pinwheel once the ribbon is pleated.
3) Once pleated, create a circular pin wheel by running your needle and thread through the bottom corner of one end of the ribbon and pull the thread tight gathering the pinwheel at through to the other end, this will form the centre. Tie and knot.
4) Glue the edges of the ribbon with the glue gun to seal the lengths of ribbon into a complete wheel.
5) To finish the centre of the largest wheel, (this will be seen on top), glue a diamante to finish. I used an old faux diamond studded earring that lost it’s pair.
6) Once you’ve finished the 3 pin wheels, use the wire to hook into the centre of the wheel and attach to the headband. This means that you begin with the smallest wheels and finish with the large green one on top. They will “hover” on top of eachother overlapped.
Here’s the finished product been modelled by me in my United Colours of Bennetton shoot.
For more on those amazing Sereni and Shentel ladies check out their website www.sereniandshentel.com.
Thanks to Bella Foronda for the photography and Ushi Sato for styling and Chez Sushi by Sho Chos for the location.