Colette Malouf Pops Up at Bendel’s
The art of the headband has garnered increasing attention since the classic, girly staple started to turn up on the red carpet—with frequency—earlier this year. After two pretty monumental headband moments at the Golden Globe Awards, the accessory has made some equally big fashion statements. Julia Restoin-Roitfeld wore a gold beaded incarnation, set back like a halo on her raven locks, to the amfAR gala in New York in February; Dakota Fanning recently sparked a bit of a blog frenzy with her bronze, Grecian-style chains, which were pushed down onto her forehead at Vanity Fair‘s Tribeca Film Festival opening party; and just last week, Chloë Moretz stole the show at CinemaCon in Las Vegas with a thick black bow. But how do you wear a hair accessory properly? Colette Malouf has some ideas—and she’s doling them out for free at a pop-up shop that just opened at Henri Bendel’s in New York this week. “I like unexpected ornamentation,” says the bauble behemoth, which might explain her Spring collection; Night Fever, as the new line of clips, bands, and barrettes is called, features mesh metal and leather details plus brightly colored stones like lapis and coral. Inspired by the 1970′s and the last days of disco, plus bygone brands like Mary Quant and Fiorucci, the entire range is currently on display along with Malouf herself, who will be taking questions and doing demos on Thursday and Friday. Finally, a chance to learn how to wear a pair of hair combs à la Miu Miu’s Fall 2011 show. See you there.
Colette Malouf pop-up shop at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., May 3 and 4 from 3 to 8 p.m.—Elizabeth Cohen
Photo: Courtesy of Colette Malouf