Ban.do for Anthropologie Zesty Curved Bobbies — Shimmer Shimmer Yeah!
One of the main hair trends we saw during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2012 in New York City was the use of hair clips, barrettes, elastics, headbands, and bobby pins to transform updos into works of art, styling tools typically concealed or restricted to the funcitonal realm being used as accessories worthy of admiration and praise. For the Rodarte Fall 2012 show, for instance, Odile Gilbert relied on rows of gold bobby pins and clustered star-shaped barrettes to accentuate the dissheveled faux bobs created. Similarly, for the Creatures of the Wind Fall 2012 show, Gilbert used black plastic hair clips shaped like flowers, arranging them to resemble wreaths along the nape of the neck or curving along the side of the head. During Milan Fashion Week, meanwhile, Gucci models wore their heads half up and half down, the pieces at the back secured with black crystal-covered clips.
Hair accessory brand Ban.do, which specializes in quirky headbands and headwraps, crystal-studded barrettes, bobbies with girly pom pom, rosette, sequined hearts, or rosette accents, has always devised ways of turning even the most basic of hair style into a fashion statement. Now, ban.do has teamed up with Anthropologie to produce a new collection of whimsical bobby pins that can add a perky bit of color to your look.
The Zesty Curved Bobbies ($15 for set of 6 at Anthropologie.com) come in sets of six, with three of the pieces having a solid enamel color and the remaining three pins featuring glittery metallic surfaces. The metal bobbies measure 2.25″ in width and are available in three color combinations: yellow and light silver; turquoise and dark, gunmetal-y silver; and creamy coral orange and yellow gold. The combination of punchy, sherbet-like colors and disco-esque, glittery metallic shades give these bobby pins set an irresistible charm.