Thursday, May 17, 2012

THE FINE ART OF WEARING FLORALS


johntphotography/hair by Kathi Rothkop of Salon Glam
Think of it--florals in your hair.  They pair up so nicely with simple gown silhouettes adding a tropical feel, A-lines and ball gowns with a touch of the romantic.  There are three kinds of florals: Fresh, artificial and hand-rolled fabric flowers.  All are beautiful choices.  Fresh can be ordered through your florist possibly echoing some of those in your bouquet.  Artificial flowers are typically silk, some so well made they look like they were just picked out of the garden.  Hand-rolled flowers are made out of fabric like dupioni, organza or shantung, sometimes in the same fabric as your gown.  These have a real haute couture look and are usually attached to a barrette or spongy wire-wrap.  You’ll need the help of a hairdresser incorporating fresh flowers into your hair.  Artificial ones sometimes come with an attached comb.  If not, you’ll need help anchoring these in.  Some hairstylists will even weave poufs of netting through the flowers, creating a real high-fashion look. Below are some of my fave pics from shoots with top hair designers . . . .

Above: A loose chignon and happening trend by hairstylist Julie Morgan accented with a pale yellow silk rose
Looking for a bit of Boho?  Wreaths can be so romantic and conjure images of wood nymphs and angels.  You can use silk or fresh florals.  For the latter, florists can put these together.  My personal faves are made of English Ivy, dried roses and Baby's Breath . . . .

Above: Silk florals attached to a bun by hairstylist Dana Faulkner add some haute chic with a touch of romanticism . . . .Below: A white silk rose with a swathe of netting is attached to a chignon by hairstylist Crystal Saville

The five photos below detail some of the innovative work of of hair artist and designer Kathi Rothkop of Salon Glam in Novato, California.  For her, heads and hair are the perfect canvas for creating . . . .

All gowns and headpieces by Amy-Jo Tatum Bride

20 comments:

*Glam Chameleon* said...

Beautiful headwear, very romantic and ladylike! The second picture is my favorite choice!:)
xoxo
Jelena

CHRISTINA KEY. said...

What amazing headwear! Very special, romantic, different and just damn LOVELY! Well done, really! :)


XX

FashionJazz said...

These are gorgeous! :)

DailyGlamour said...

so cute !

KONABARBIE said...

Loving all the headwear pictures you've been posting lately. I still haven't decided what headwear I will do for my wedding. Getting some great ideas here! Thx! xoxo

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

So gorgeous, Amy-Jo! I wore flowers in my hair for my wedding and just loved the look :)

O meu pensamento viaja said...

Lovely pictures!
I'm following you back!
xoxo
Nina

Couture Carrie said...

Amazing headpieces!
Especially loving the baby's breath!

xoxox,
CC

Minna said...

These look wonderful! ♥

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Allison said...

So many beautiful flowers!!
Would love for you to visit my blog sometime!

:)
Allison
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honey my heart said...

all are so pretty, but i really like the first photo.

Crystal Haines said...

beautiful pieces! makes me want to get engaged...

Mesmerize said...

omg!!!! wtah a gorgeous photos!! i love them all! thank you so much for visit me:)!

leonie fanning said...

these are just so gorgeous photos i love them im thinking of wearing a little flower in my hair to work tomorrow thanks for the inspiration. would u like to follow each other kisses from Dublin xx Leo.

prettymeggy said...

those are beautiful hair style! great pictures my dear!!!

xoxo, Haus of Gala

agnes said...

très jolies photos, elles sont toutes très belles

MOSAMUSE said...

very beautiful!!
xo
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Noora said...

You have such a beautiful blog! <3

Greetings from Finland,
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StyleKULTUR said...

Love the Second picture - beautiful!

genny verna said...

This is a fantastic post on The Fine Art of Wearing Floral Jewellery. I loved all these floral accessories in the photos. I would like to try something like this for my sister’s bridal party. Could you please suggest any good online Floral Delivery shop?