Gillian, The Enchanting

With great pleasure I present to you Mrs. Gillian T.! Gillian T of St. Croix This positively enchanting newlywed took the time out of her busy schedule to send me some of her wedding day photos and I am so thrilled to be able to share them with you. The happy union took place on May 23, 2015 on the gorgeous Carribbean island of St. Croix where she was raised. The beaming bride and her partner of 14 years were united in a ceremony that took place outdoors on the grounds of a beautiful villa. If you look at the pictures long enough, you can pretty much feel the island breeze on your skin! As part of her ensemble for this incredible occasion, she chose to wear Boutique De Bandeaux’s Camille headpiece in white. ::squeal:: What an honor! Mrs. Gillian T of St. Croix walking down the wedding aisle Thank you Gillian for sharing this with us and allowing us a glimpse into your special day. Many blessings to you and your wife as you embark on this new journey. 🙂

If you have any photos to share wearing a Boutique De Bandeaux headpiece, please e-mail them to BoutiqueDeBandeaux@live.com with the title “Customer Photo.” Until next time lovelies ❤

– C

BDBandeaux Mother’s Day Giveaway 2015

Mother’s Day is right around the corner! What better way to celebrate the special woman in our life than with a gift that signifies pampering and relaxation? In this spirit I would like to announce BDBandeaux’s Mother’s Day 2015 giveaway!

Boutique De Bandeaux Gold Silk Sleep Bonnet

Boutique De Bandeaux Gold Silk Sleep Bonnet

Up for grabs is a handmade, double lined sleep bonnet made with 100% pure charmeuse silk, from BDBandeaux’s newly released line. This lavishly rich and smooth material is of the finest available for keeping hair and skin healthy, detangled, and moisturized. It’s also moderately oversized for those of us who’ve been blessed with “voluptuous” hair. Normally priced at $80, you have the opportunity to have this gorgeous addition to your nightwear for free! If you, the mother of your children, or your mother has thick, curly or kinky hair & loves luxurious things, you would do well to enter this simple giveaway!

To enter, head to our Twitter page, follow, and RT our giveaway tweet. Please note you must be following our account in order to be considered. The contest will run from 5/2/15 to Mother’s Day 8 pm EST 5/10/15. Enter as many times as you like during this time period! Winner will be announced on Twitter on Mother’s Day. You will have 2 days to respond via direct message or email with your address or another winner will be chosen.

I’m so excited to be able to share my work with you &I’m hoping you’ll all participate! Thank you for your support 🙂

XOXO,

Chanel

Crystal, The Smiling.

Crystal

What a knockout! This photo comes courtesy of Crystal Parham of the Bronx, right here in New York City! In a candid photo snapped by an unnamed wedding guest, I see this bride and her husband are pleased as punch to begin their next phase of life. The beads on Crystal’s gown are just stunning and set off her Boutique De Bandeaux headband perfectly.

Wishing many happy years to Crystal and her Mister, and thanking them so very much for sharing their special day.

Would you like to share a photo of yourself wearing a Boutique De Bandeaux piece? Send your photo via email to boutiquedebandeaux@live.com with the subject header ‘Customer Photos.’ I’ll gladly feature you here on the blog!

– Chanel

Paula, The Glowing

Paula

Mrs. Paula King-Gibson of Kingston, Jamaica is absolutely striking.

Photographed on her wedding day in Jamaica by David Madden, she embodies grace and joy. I was so pleased to receive this gorgeous photo! Paula’s shabby chic/ garden themed wedding comes together beautifully with her hand-detailed gown and Boutique De Bandeaux headband to top off her ensemble. I hope that her groom and guests were as enchanted by Paula’s look as I am by this photo. Many thanks to the newly wed Paula for sharing this moment with us all!

Would you like to share a photo of yourself wearing a Boutique De Bandeaux piece? Send your photo via email to boutiquedebandeaux@live.com with the subject header ‘Customer Photos.’ I’ll gladly feature you here on the blog!

– Chanel

Taj, The Radiant

Taj 2 Taj 1

I was absolutely floored by these customer pictures from Taj in Washington.

After ordering a headband for her wedding ceremony early this month, she was kind enough to share these with me.  She looks so pretty!  I’m really in love with the bohemian theme, from her dress to the cake.  Her smile is radiant, hence the title…and I have to say, I believe the Camille headband is especially becoming on her.

I hope you enjoy looking at these as much photos much as I did.

Thanks Taj!

Jenniffer, The Exquisite

Jenniffer Davis Brown, Natural Hair Bride

Jenniffer Davis Brown wearing Boutique De Bandeaux

Today’s customer photo comes to us from Houston Texas, where the beautiful Jennifer Davis Brown was wed on April 4 of this year.  Doesn’t she look absolutely exquisite? She’s wearing the Camille headpiece in champagne and has paired it perfectly with pearl accessories and a jeweled bouquet.   Many thanks to Jenniffer for taking the time to send this lovely picture and allowing me to share it with you all.

If you have any photos wearing a Boutique De Bandeaux hair accessory, please send it to BoutiqueDeBandeaux@live.com and it could very well end up on this blog as well!

Felisha, The Beautiful

How sweet! One of my recent customers, Felisha, just sent me this awesome picture from her wedding day. Below you can see she’s wearing my white Camille headband with a birdcage veil.  Doesn’t she look lovely?  I just love receiving customer photos and being able to share them with my friends online.  The store’s been open a few years now, but it still gives me shivers to think that people are wearing my designs to their special events!

If you have any photos to share wearing a Boutique De Bandeaux hairpiece, please e-mail them to BoutiqueDeBandeaux@live.com with the title “Customer Photo.”  I’d be pleased to post them 🙂

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To Have & To Hold

Good news!

Etsy administration has hand picked my “Camille” design to be featured in their NYC wedding event, To Have & To Hold.

It sounds like such a fabulous affair…brides to be, wedding planners, and press getting an up close and personal view of some of Etsy’s best wedding products.

I’m so jelly – I can’t wait to start planning a handmade wedding of my own!

To learn more about the event, follow this link.

Naturally Curly Pool Party 2011

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of attending the Naturally Curly Pool Party here in NYC. As I understand it, it was the brainchild of Natural Selection‘s Cassadie and sponsored by Hair Rules, Shea Moisture, Ouidad, and the Jane Carter Solution.

In all honesty, this was without a doubt the best natural hair event I’ve ever attended. From the moment I entered the hotel for the bloggers’ event, it was all love and I was warmly greeted by the lovely Cassadie and other attendees. It was nearly 100 degrees that day and after schlepping an hour on the train from the Bronx to Times Square, I was ready to get my pool on! I stopped briefly to snack and schmooze at the seating area which featured the array of hors d’oeuvres including my favorite, sushiiiiii.

Once I entered the pool area I squealed – yes squealed – with delight. Dim purple mood lights, overhead projector showing the ocean, and poolside access to the bar…yeah this was going to be a fun. In addition, the music was bumpin! Every song seemed to be something I loved but hadn’t heard in ages!

I met Audrey of Miss Moon’s Musings and we were the first to get in the pool! Soon after, I spotted a curly beauty I’d seen at another event. I wanted to ask her if she’d be interested in modeling for me, but didn’t get the chance to. Luckily this time around we exchanged information and, if all goes well, you’ll see her in my shop soon.

On the top floor, there were various hair product demonstrations in progress courtesy of the sponsors. Dickey from Hair Rules was a delight as always. He’s such a nice approachable man, but I wonder between the salon and all the events he attends, does he ever sleep? That’s a hard working man, yall! lol

Shea Moisture offered a unique demonstration by letting girls try their sugar scrubs and massage oils in the shower and sauna. Smelled heavenly!

Unfortunately, I had to leave a little sooner than I would’ve liked because the boyfriend was waiting for me. I just had to write this quick post to let you know this event was a phenomenal success on NaturallyCurly’s part and I hope they continue to host more in the future.

PS – The goodie bag was no joke too, hehe.

– Chanel 😀

Curls & Couture Model Search Winner!

Thank you so much to all the lovely ladies who submitted photos for our model search competition. I appreciate each one of you! Given all the beautiful applicants, it was a very hard decision (one that took me a few extra days lol).

AND WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE WINNER ISSSSSSSS….

Daphne! @UneAutreNaturel

Check our website again soon to see Daphne featured in new shots for our product line!