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Designer Feature: Jennifer Behr 2016
Since starting her eponymous label with luxury hair accessories in 2005, Jennifer Behr has grown her collection to include beautiful bridal headpieces, jewellery, and belts—all carefully handcrafted in New York.
Jennifer Behr showcased her Bridal 2016 hair accessories collection together with Sareh Nouri in The London Hotel, New York. Besides gracing the Sareh Nouri Spring 2016 wedding dresses, Jennifer Behr’s ethereal headpieces and delicate hair accessories were laid out in all their glory for us to see up close.
The stardusted bridal hair accessories shone in the light from the window as we gently fingered their intricate crystal leaves and gold flowers, each handset and carefully wired. There were ethereal pieces with narrow bands and tiny pearls and crystals, perfect for accenting soft curls and braids. Silk flowers adorned crystal headbands, and hair pins were topped with hand-set Swarovski crystals. For brides who want to style their buns or knots, there were silvery hair combs with glimmering 3D leaves. Golden petals and leaves are organically sculpted onto the bridal headpieces, each intricately etched with naturalistic lines. These gilded crowns all feature that unmistakable handmade quality that gives individuality to a bridal look. Brides looking for a Midas touch on their wedding day will certainly find themselves spoilt for choice with the hair accessories.
Of course, I couldn’t resist trying some of the gorgeous bridal accessories on. A stunning gold laurel circlet evoked Cleopatra with its exquisitely crafted leaves and aura of power. Dotted with tiny feathers and dewdrop crystals, a cage veil partially hid the world from view, as if to initiate a bride into her new path. I felt extra glamorous as I tried on Art Deco inspired flapper headpieces in graphic patterns and crystal fringe that glittered with every movement. What really impressed me was the intricacy of detail in each tiny petal or leaf, that gave the bridal circlets and accessories a very delicate and textured look. It was with reluctance that I carefully set the delicate creations down when we had to leave.
Jennifer Behr designs and crafts her pieces with an artful touch and the belief that a bride should feel beautiful from head to toe on her wedding day. Her focus on luxurious headpieces is inspired by their rich history in crowning royalty and signifying power. Each piece is artfully designed and carefully constructed by skilled artisans in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Her desire to create heirloom-quality pieces and her careful workmanship have earned her a spot in the hearts of many celebrities, and Jennifer Behr creations have been worn and brought to life by celebrities such as Amy Adams, Lady Gaga, Blake Lively, Madonna, Natalie Portman, Rihanna, and Olivia Wilde.
Credits: Images courtesy of Jennifer Behr.