Couture Floral Accessories by Snow Dahlia

Photo Credit: Snow Dahlia by Sandy C.

“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. 

Photo Credit: Snow Dahlia by Sandy.

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.  

Photo Credit: Snow Dahlia by Sandy.

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.

Photo Credit: Snow Dahlia by Sandy.

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!

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  • Tansy

    Wow those flowers are super cute!

  • http://blog.tarynzhang.com AppleSidra

    And now it’s confirmed that those flowers are really REALLY super DUPER cute, over the top awesome because you bothered to leave a comment, T. This blog has been up and running for over a year now and this is your first comment here? Really, sis? Sigh.

  • Emma

    I Love the orchid that you are wearing ! It can be worn with almost anything.

  • http://blog.tarynzhang.com AppleSidra

    Agreed! And apparently floral hair accessories are really trendy right now. Who knew? =) I certainly didn’t. I just like how it looks.

  • http://www.makinen.fr/susa/wordpress/ Susu Paris Chic

    You’re looking lovingly chic! I am the biggest flower accent buff. Carrie Bradshaw only did accentuate this affection of mine. Here is my latest flower frenzy
    http://www.makinen.fr/susa/wordpress/?s=flower+frills

  • http://blog.tarynzhang.com AppleSidra

    The red really stands out there! Love it. The Snow Dahlia hair coiffures may also be used as pins, just the way you’ve worn it in those photos. I’m not sure if she ships internationally, but if you’re interested, you should e-mail her directly about it. You’ve got a ton of followers. She’d love to get in touch with you!

  • http://twitter.com/WendyBrandes WendyBrandes

    My hair is all choppy and layered and impossible for accessories. Now I wish that weren’t the case!