It’s official – this summer is HOT! The mercury can easily rise to around 90 degrees in our steamy ceramic studio, which made me start thinking of different ways to tie my hair back. After experimenting with several different materials the solution was simple – the Modern Metal Hair Tie. A lightweight, polished piece of brass or copper, fixed with a hair elastic on the inside. It creates a look that is functional and elegant, easily transitioning from casual day to more formal night styles. My studio mate Erin Gardner of Studio ERG, an experienced jeweler and metal-smith, is assisting us in manufacturing several designs for different types of hair and styling.
You might be thinking, “What the heck is Caravan Pacific doing making hair accessories?” It’s a good question. I love creating our lighting. And things that are useful. Things that are well-made. Modern. Beautiful! I’ve designed these pieces for the woman who is looking for great modern design. Someone who will appreciate considered details and quality in craftsmanship. Even if it’s something as small and subtle as a hair tie.
We’ll be launching the Modern Metal Hair Ties on our site Monday July 28th and at Betsy + Iya Thursday, August 7th. Stay posted for details!
Photos by Shannon Guirl // Styling by Emily Katz // Models: Fonda Sanchez, Molly Georgetta