Maiti Shahani wants to “give you her flower”. Not just you, “everyone”. That would explain the two young men in her Facebook album who volunteered, but ended up wearing towers of lush blooms on their heads with perfectly straight faces. They probably misunderstood Maity, as did you.
What she, a head gear designer with a new venture called Flowers For Your Hair, really wanted to say was that she’s obsessed with blooms as accessories and wants you to sport them too. Pardon her garden…err grammar, won’t you. “I’ve been wearing flowers in my hair since I was 16, and each year they get bigger,” says the 23 year-old fashion graduate from Wigan & Leigh, India. It started with a tiny crochet bud that is now a butter crepe flower the size of a quarter plate. We’re thinking giant, carnivorous plant by age 25. Mind your head!
It Must be Spring!
The designer’s oeuvre ranges from individual fabric and wire flower crowns to seriously over the top gear that would even make Lady Gaga blush. In-between lie halos, garlands and head bouquets. She works with buoyant fabrics like organza and glass nylon and even incorporates artificial flowers picked at Ferns and Petals. While the orchid head bouquet seemed too well, bouquet like, we recommend you check out the fun hippie bands with giant flowers. Maiti’s favourite is one that involves a globe and lilacs that she recently sold to hairstylist Sapna Bhavnani.
Since Flowers For Your Head’s website is currently under construction, you’ll have to make do with the skinny album on their Facebook page or ask the designer to mail you pictures. You can then choose one of her designs or get one customised and pick your order up from Rizvi Complex in Bandra . The regular fabric ones will cost you Rs 350 and will be ready for pick up in two days. The more elaborate ones on the other hand, take anywhere between one to two weeks to build and will set you back by Rs 3,000.
Yes, we’ll take that flower now.
Getting there: To order call Maiti Shahani on 9930296363, email
, or view the Facebook page here, Rs 350 for a fabric flower.
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