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Beth Babicz Photography

Beth Babicz Photography

We just wrapped up our latest photoshoot for Boutique De Bandeaux!

I was blessed enough to come across photographer, Beth Babicz, who agreed to lend her extraordinary talent to my project. She is such a sweetheart.Β  Beth is someone who really enjoys what she does and it definitely shows through her work.

I was nervous as usual but once everyone arrived, I could tell this was going to be a pleasant experience.Β  The vibe was so right! Everyone was so positive and professional, the photoshoot just seemed to flow along seamlessly.





Beth Babicz, Photographer

Beth working with Erin

Natural Hair Afro Heart Headband

Mammi-Ama Ofori modeling heart headband

In anticipation of the shoot, I made a listing seeking a new model with naturally kinky hair. What I got was a big surprise! When I opened up Mammi-Ama’s submission e-mail I kept saying to my boyfriend, “I swear I feel like I know this girl from somewhere.” Turns out I do…from Etsy! She is the owner and model for a her own very successful shop, Garment Colors.

I really admire her store’s style! All her shots are very distinct and stylistic. When you see those bright colors and unique angle shots, you know it’s Garment Colors! If you have a minute please check out her knitwear accessories.Β  She is such a dynamic and poised individual; I’m so glad I got to meet her in person.





My covergirl Erin Alexis came out to contribute. It’s always fun shooting with her because half the time we’re chatting like old friends. I’ve decided her new nickname needs to be “BB”, because she all beauty and brains.Β  Not to mention she KILLS every single shot:

Natural Hair Bridal Headband

Thank you so much to everyone who participated. I’ll be posting some of the items featured here within the next few days. Keep an eye out πŸ™‚


Etsy Finds – Fashion Week Runway Report

Natural Hair Accessories Gold Headband

"L'Egyptienne" by Boutique De Bandeaux

Exciting news!Β  Yesterday the shop was featured in latest Etsy Finds e-mail! The day’s focus was on items suitable for NYC’s upcoming Spring Fashion Week ’11 and our gold knot headband made the cut. For those of you who missed it, you can view it as a webpage here.












A few items down in the same e-mail you might notice another fabulous naturalista modeling a black and gold tee. That’s MilitiA from the band, Swear on Your Life!Β  Coincidentally, my boyfriend had the pleasure of interviewing her awhile back about her music for his metal blog. Small world, right?

MilitiA modeling for 1AEON

MilitiA for 1AEON

The hair is killer! You can check for more of MilitiA’s rocker chic style and edgy sound on the Swear on Your Life site.

Now if you aren’t signed up for the Etsy Finds e-mail, I’m going to have to go ahead and strongly suggest that you subscribe using the above link. It’s honest to goodness like receiving free eye candy in your inbox everyday. ❀

Front Page, Baby!

We made the front page of Etsy yesterday!!

I was actually on the beach in Atlantic City when I got a convo from a friend on my phone about it. I was hopping up and down, but then I realized I had no way of print screening it. One tweet later and courtesy of my awesome pals, I had a few screen captures of it plus a link to Craftcult‘s archived version.


Boutique De Bandeaux on Etsy's Front Page

Our first front page feature!

In my inbox, I received a lot of compliments and praise about my site. It’s so nice to hear encouraging words like that, especially when you consider that someone actually took time out their day to write them to you. I even got a few offers for a blog feature & over 600 views to the shop!

If you’re interested in the headband in question, “La Femme” is still available for purchase here:


Headband for Thick, Curly, & Natural Hair

"La Femme" headband by Boutique De Bandeaux



Hello World

Hi everyone πŸ™‚

My name is Chanel; I’m a 28 year old aspiring actress in NYC. During my spare time I like to make and sell
hair accessories for ladies with thick, curly, or natural kinky hair.

Here’s a link to my Etsy shop:

I plan to use this blog to keep my followers updated on new products, host giveaways, and introduce you to new and exciting etsy shops.
Sprinkled throughout will be entries about some of my favorite topics: hair, beauty, and fashion. I look forward to providing you guys with fresh, interesting content.

Thanks for visiting and please come again!