Make Accessorizing a Crowning Ceremony with Cult Gaia
Always wished you’d been among the 400,000 people lounging on the vast fields in Woodstock, New York, in August 1969, watching Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Sly & The Family Stone, Carlos Santana, and Jefferson Airplane deliver unforgettable, decade-defining, visceral live performances as part of the historic Woodstock Festival? Wondered how it would have felt to spark a cultural revolution by participating in 1967’s Summer of Love gathering in the streets of San Francisco? Well, with a powerful enough imagination, you can transport yourself to that bygone era — at least through your fashion choices, which should highlight your idealistic, counter-cultural ethos. Simply crank up Joan Baez’s “Joe Hill” for inspiration, reach for a floral print maxi dress with a multi-tiered ruffled skirt, and finish your look with a fringed leather handbag and a crown of flowers like those pictured above from up-and-coming brand Cult Gaia.
These romantic paper flower crowns will make you feel like frolicking in the fields, blowing on dandelions, picking the petals off daisies, and picking up the acoustic guitar and staging your own outdoor concert. Each Cult Gaia crown is handmade in Los Angeles and measures 24″ in circumference at its widest point, with faux rose or violet blooms covering the wrapped cord, itself made to resemble a tree branch, and featuring a golden metal chain and a lobster claw clasp closure. The crowns range in price from $75 to $100, depending on the size of the flowers incorporated into the design.
At top, you’ll find the limited-edition Seafoam Crown ($75 at Goodsie.com/Store/CultGaia), which features clusters of wild flowers in enigmatic blue green shades. Directly beneath it, you’ll find a photo of the Lana Crown ($100 at Goodsie.com/Store/CultGaia), which features large paper Mulberry rose accents in soft, feminine, poetic shades like the mauve color shown at top. Pictured last above is a grouping of dip-dyed, ombré style floral crowns in deep, passionate red; antique peach; powder blue’ gardenia-esque, yellow-tinged white; moody, rose-tinged mauve; and innocent, ballerina-worthy blush pink.
How could any modern day Flower Child resist?