Flower halos have taken to the tippy top of the accessory chain. For the last few years I have seen floral crowns across every aesthetic from elegant to boho. And in everything from weddings to baby showers. Some of us just don't think we can pull off wearing one but they sure look romantic to me.
One of the simplest and prettiest set of botanical headdresses I have ever seen was for a fashion shoot set at a Dairy Farm for Paprika Southern Magazine. Did I mention that even though they don't become me to wear, I love making flower crowns? For this commission, I used fresh cut Georgia Grown, Certified American Grown Flowers sunflowers from Wlmor Farms in Metter Georgia and legendary Rosaprima roses from Ecuador. I intentionally chose one locally sourced, more seasonal and one internationally sourced, more glamorous flower to mirror the juxtaposition I see with a high fashion shoot at a retired dairy farm. Maybe it's just me, but I feel like the floral recipe had the same country-with-rock-n-roll vibe I saw in the magazines plan.
It came out better than expected! It's great because these can be worn with all of your hair down in a field, or add your flower crown in the back and still feel like a flower child at the church for your baby's baptism. It's pretty easy to make. You can use this DIY I created for Pottery Barn or use this easy how-to for a succulent headband (the mechanics are the same), here.
Grateful for the flower crowns featured in Paprika Southern Magazine they're some of my all time faves. See how the local sunflowers and the internationally sought roses came together for a crown for a fashion shoot on their blog, here. Or, look below!
EQUINOX: BOHO FALL FASHION
The full feature of this piece originally appeared in the Fall 2015 issue of Paprika Southern, our inaugural print issue. Although this issue is now out of stock, you can catch up with other issues of the magazine.
Photography: Siobhan Egan
Styling: Bevin Valentine Jalbert, Carol Jensky
Hair & Makeup: Maria Vaughan
Assistant: Ageda Machuca
Model: Dallas Johnson, Owner of Peaceful Pets
Flower Crown Design & Teepee Rental: Colonial House of Flowers
Location: Roberd’s Dairy Farm, Savannah, Georgia
For the floral decor I need to credit: Lion Ribbon, Rosaprima Roses, Wlimor Farms, American Grown Certified, Georgia Grown