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Last week Vogue.com and Coach hosted a karaoke dance party on Second Avenue’s Ukrainian East Village Restaurant. Besides the menu of pierogies, veal meatballs, and sausages, (who says you can’t talk about food on a hair blog ) the main highlight of the evening was all of the custom flower crowns, aka Ukrainian wreaths, aka vinoks. The simple yet incredibly charming hair adornments of delicate chamomile buds and tea cup roses were a refreshing and lighthearted alternative to the previous season’s floral crowns. Folk and Eastern European influences have been trending this season in fashion and the vinoks continues to gain popularity as a stylish statement. Take note of the models at the party and wear your blooms with great messy texture or a plait and choose small florets. It’s mid-summer beauty, done right. Click through to style notes to see my favorite vinoks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Every season I anxiously wait to see the hair accessories at the Rodarte runway show. Laura and Kate Mulleavy are known to show decorative barrettes or bejeweled pins, but this season the ladies created mischievously romantic head pieces. Polished metal crowns decorated with colorful cast-metal orchids finished off the models textured waves and chignons. Wispy pieces were left dangling at the front for an ethereal look. This mix of jewelry and flowers is a great update of the floral crowns I keep seeing. I expect to interpretations among festival goers and bohemian brides within the next few months. To see some of my favorite looks from the show, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Valentino is sticking with bohemian braids for 2015, showing a soft and sweet style for the 2015 Couture show. As noted on Style.com, the looks were inspired by the fragile nature of innocent love. The models wore a loose plait that resembled a crown and was decorated with tiny buds, like daises and violets. The blooms appeared to be plucked right out of a field (if it weren’t for the freezing temperatures outside!). It may not be summer quiet yet, but festival goers take note: the flower crown has gone couture. Skip the plastic blooms at the high street stores and head to your nearest flower market for a prettier take on Coachella headgear. For more inspiration, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

 

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Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group