Thursday, September 17, 2009

FEATURED ARTIST

This featured artist creates all types of beautiful hair bows and has a shop on Etsy! Come and meet



Here is our interview with the artist -

Briefly describe what you make?

I make luxury headbands and hair accessories for fashion minded women. They're eye-catching and are crafted to stand out in super thick, curly, or kinky hair. Definitely not your standard everyday hair accessories! These are for your divas, drama queens, fashionistas, pin-ups, and glam girls.

What materials do you enjoy working with the most?

I definitely have a tulle addiction! The other day, my baby niece found a scrap of tulle in my pocket. She held it up and said "princess?" That's exactly how I think of tulle. It's so feminine and dreamy. Even though it's light and airy, it has the ability to make a elegant, regal statement.

How long have you been creating craft?

I've been doing crafts since I was a child. My mother is a fine art painter (marvalousartandtile.etsy.com) and always encouraged me to explore my creative side. I was even named for a famous fashion designer. Naturally, I studied fashion design in school and now I use those couture elements in my hair accessories.

How did you get started?

When I started wearing my hair in an afro, I couldn't find any hair accessories striking enough to stand out in my big cloud of hair. I began making my own and then friends of mine encouraged me to start a shop on etsy.

Where does the name of your shop come from?

My friends and I wanted a name that would reflect the high fashion aspect of the hair accessories. You can buy headbands anywhere, but we wanted to differentiate ourselves from the competition by highlighting it's runway style. After brainstorming, we settled on the haute sounding "La Petite Boutique de Bandeaux."

What would you most want people to know about your work?

I realize what it's like to get a brand new shiny headband only to have it shatter apart after it's first use. That's why at La Petite Boutique de Bandeaux, we use quality materials from around the globe. Our headbands are made from a study yet flexible metal wrapped in satin ribbon, tulle, organza for comfort. You won't find any cheap plastics here!

What words of advice do you have for other artists?

Finding a mentor has been key for me. You can always learn from someone more experienced than yourself.

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You have got to come to this shop and see these hair bows!

3 comments:

nomadicdragon said...

Very interesting.
Great idea about finding a mentor too.


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http://pepperapothecary.etsy.com

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Flightless said...

Those flowers are very cute and unique!
I make headbands too, but of a different sort.