Ode to the Headband

March 24, 2009 § 2 Comments

Augousti with her whimsical range of headbands, which retail at Barney's for $100

It’s no secret that every teenager on the planet can’t wait to grow up, but older (and wiser) adults can’t seem to help themselves from dipping into the fountain of youth. Therein lies the ingenuity of the headband. A symbol of girly admonishment, it’s shown up on the heads of innocent adolescents and conniving rich girls (think Blair Waldorf) alike. Over time, it’s evolved from simple ribbons to almost any material that will remained fastened long enough. That’s where 14-year-old designer spawn Kifu Augousti comes into play. Her line of hundred-dollar headwear has made quite a splash in the fashion press. Luckily, it’s with good reason. The line, which can be found at Barney’s, ties some of the most luxe fabrics out there into the simplest of bows.  The python, snakeskin, and bejeweled varieties inspire shock and awe. I may be biased, but I think Kifu is contributing much more to her generation than Miley Cyrus. Besides, you’re never too old to wish you were younger.


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