Lately I’ve found myself kind of obsessed with hair flowers, and not just oversized flower clips, of which I own a few, but more elaborate pieces like the flower crowns rocked by so many fashion bloggers and as of yesterday, I’m also loving flower fascinators.
I was actually Googling “flower crowns” for inspiration for an illustration and then found a photo on a hairstyle website showcasing various bridal looks including what looked like a fascinator of flowers worn on one side of the face. (It’s similar to what I illustrated here.) The model’s hair was teased up a bit too which made me think of Marie Antoinette, so that also inspired the look of my girl here. I resisted the urge to make this a portrait of Marie though since I thought making the look too “period” would spoil the effect of how very right now it actually is.
At any rate I’m now wondering if I should head to Etsy for a fabulous flower hairpiece of my own or go the DIY route. Somehow I think I might do the latter, since I’ve been feeling kind of ambitious lately. Is anyone else feeling the flower crown/headpiece trend? It’s a few years in already though flower crowns don’t seem to be going away and have actually become a very popular wedding alternative to the more traditional veil.
I couldn’t agree with you more. I have also seen some great hairstyles in youtube by some Russian girls, and those girls have done wonders with braiding and making hair look like it is an actual flower. let me know if you would like me to post the link to some of the videos.
it’s amazing!! really cute!
She is gorgeous!! Love the flowers in her hair….very romantic piece!
Oh wow! Your ladies are beautiful and so awesome!
wow, this is very beautiful! def one of my favs from all your illustrations!
xx, Sabinna and David
Oh man, I never thought about flower crowns, that would have been perfect for my wedding! Not sure if it was too popular back in 2010 or not. But it would have been amazing!
She is quite lovely, and has great luscious eye lashes! Great painting!
I like the way the woman’s face comes forward as if ready to speak to you.
The flowers and background are delightful and contrast well with the image of the woman. LOVELY!
Wow Sabina..what a decadently beautiful piece..she is stunning on so many levels..mesmerizing..also love the multi-colored palette…so impressionistic too. I LOVe flower-hair-pieces..fascinators..I love wearing butterfly and florals in my hair too..whatever fancies me..such fun! You will look smashing whatever you find..enjoy!
I love the dreamy feel of your beautiful portrait. Blessings!
She is beautiful ~ so creative and well illustrated ~ divine ~ Enjoy ^_^