“Flowers… are a proud assertion that a ray of beauty outvalues all the utilities of the world.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
Snow Dahlia‘s floral hair accessories remind me of the above Emerson quote. Sandy C., the designer behind Snow Dahlia, creates hair accessories for the expensive woman, a woman with refined taste. I’ve posted her signature pieces up top, which are ultra-feminine, high-fashion, and so magnificent in terms of its detailing and style that I wasn’t sure I would be able to pull off wearing any of the signature pieces. Plenty of the gorgeous fashion bloggers out there could, however, which is why I reposted the images here, for your viewing pleasure. I went for the simpler single blossoms, like the Pink Phalaenopsis Orchid with Pearls Hair Coiffure, pictured below.
Snow Dahlia is a relatively new label started by my dear friend Sandy. Every piece is hand-made. Considering the time, craftsmanship, and personal TLC that goes into each work, they’re definitely investment pieces. You can find her designs over at Etsy by clicking here.
Orchids are symbolic of beauty, luxury, and royalty, all adjectives that perfectly characterize the Snow Dahlia line. Plus, orchids are my mother’s and little sister’s favorite flower. Some cultures, like my own, also believe they symbolize fertility, so we’ll see how that goes…hehe…
My natural hair is unmanageable and nothing like the conventional long fine black glossy hair that Asian women are known to have. So if I let my hair down and simply adorn it with the Snow Dahlia orchid piece, it would look like a flower growing in a bushel of weeds. Hellfire burnt weeds covered with ash, since my hair is so dark. Not very haute couture. Or maybe at best it’s avant-garde couture. Anyway.
With a braided bun pinned asymmetrically to one side, the Snow Dahlia orchid piece looks fantastic. And best of all, works with everyday casual outfits. It doesn’t need to be limited to glamorous special occasions, like the four signature pieces I showed above.
Sandy graciously sent me two orchid coiffures, one with rays of pearls and the other with these beautiful, delicate feathers and what might be described as orbits of pearls. I’m wearing the second one as a pin above. So girly looking! Accessorizing with flowers really does make one feel all soft and pretty. =)
Sandy C. of Snow Dahlia is an intrepid entrepreneur, with several businesses in the pipeline. She’s ambitious, headstrong, and super-artsy. Learn more about her art at snowdahlia.com and shop for her designs at Etsy.
The signature Snow Dahlia style is reminiscent of 18th Century Parisian high society. For some reason I picture them on the women Renoir painted. Applied to contemporary settings, these pieces are very red carpet, and could easily be spotted on the heads of the more fashion-forward celebutantes!