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Thursday, November 6, 2008

Inspiration Board - Tight Buns

OK, I'm not talking about the "tight buns" on your High School Football Star Ex-Boyfriend... (Go #88!!!)

I have this thing for tightly pulled back hair with pretty accessories; flowers, jeweled tiaras, glittery clips, etc. The above images are from

Reminiscent of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's and My Fair Lady. (Isn't she fabulous?) The images below are from

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diamondsinchampagne said...

Oh Audrey Hepburn, the best inspiration you can have. You want to be as elegant as you can be on your wedding, so she is a wonderful reference.

(I just love weddings, I used to work at a bridal registry, and have always had a hidden passion to be a wedding planner - great blog :D)

Adrienne said...

I agree I love this look....but I like it on other people. I never seem to be able to pull it off, I always end up looking bald or scary, or that I was just in a hurry and pulled my hair back. Either way, these pics are gorgeous and I only wish I could pull this off!

Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

Thanks for the comments...

You know what's funny about the tight bun... I told my hairdresser the day of my wedding, I wanted to look like Grace Kelly. But I was afraid that my (way too blonde) hair would blend into my scalp that I would look bald in all my photos!

Darker hair would have been better for that look... Or, to look like Grace Kelly! Yum.

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh...Audrey Hepburn as hairspiration, suuuch a good call! I've been looking around for a good hairstyle for our wedding. It's in June and I want it OFF of my neck and face, so a major updo is necessary. Thanks for the thoughts! :)

bridal buzz said...

I love the bottom right hairstyle on your inspiration board. Something simple like this is perfect when you have a stunning floral hair pin in there!

Beautiful ideas!

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