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Special Metallic Series: ban.do

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Yesterday I kicked off our fall color palette series devoted to all things metallic. Our first installment is courtesy of the ladies at ban.do!

Jen Gotch and Jamie Coulter, two stylists from Los Angeles, started ban.do in the summer of 2008.Two  days after they launched their site of vintage hair accessories, it was completely sold out and they knew they were on to something big. Since the start they have continued to create colorful, stylish, and often times, outrageous hair accessories for girls all over the worldT. hey are always looking for the next cool accessory, while also continuing to create amazing candy for the hair. There is a beautiful line of carefully curated vintage corsages and a small line of shoe clips (including the cutest little chiffon pom poms that are perfect for the bride in a soft aqua--something blue) will launch soon.

I gave the girls sole parameter that the final creation must feel metallic and Jen and Jamie were so thrilled and inspired by it. "We definitely have our share of sparkly crystals," says Jen. "But it isn't often that we get to create a work of art out of gold lamé and vintage metallic sequins. As many of our brides today are looking for both a ceremony piece and a reception piece, we thought we would create a jazzy reception number. We see it paired with a peachy gold party dress and sparkly gold shoes. Tucked right under a tousled up-do."

The final product? A shimmering stunner of a hair accessory, including layers of chiffon and metallic lamé pleating. The final touch was a few vintage domed sequins. And the bonus is that it can also be worn as a corsage!

There are similar items in the ban.do black label collection, and some metallic options in their regular line, heart by ban.do line, and ban.do for the bride, as well.

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