The Hair Ribbon

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Most of you are probably wondering about the inspiration behind the title She Wore Ribbon. Naming blogs is something I find really difficult, so I spent a few days obsessing about finding the perfect title. I wanted this blog to encompass so much, a descriptive title became impossible. A vintage vibe was definitely needed, something stylish and chic. Something happy. Whimsical? If a phrase exists to sum this all up, I certainly don’t know it.

Eventually I decided to name it after one of my idiosyncrasies. After mentally scrolling through a long list of “Nikki-isms”, I selected my dedication to ribbon wearing. I’m not a cartoon character, I don’t wear a ribbon every day, but I definitely sport a ribbon-bow a few times a week.

It surprises me this went out of fashion about 50 years ago and never really came back. I mean, I see the odd ribbon on a celebrity, or on Pinterest or Tumblr, but they are few and far between.

I declare a ribbon revolution, you can pop into your local craft shop, department store or haberdashery (any excuse to say haberdashery) and pick up a meter of ribbon for about 40p. It’s the most cost effective accessory there is. Recession chic, right?

The Celebrity Ribboneers

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(Bella Thorne, Clemence Poesy, Pixie Lott, Kelly Osbourne)

Tumblr and Pinterest

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And let’s not forget, the Ribbon Queen herself, Ms. Bardot…

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I’ve actually started a ribbon/bow board on Pinterest here, check it out for inspiration!

As you can see, a 40p piece of ribbon can go a long way. I think they’re uber cute and stylish. What do you think? If you’re convinced by the ribbon, tweet a picture to me @nikki_mcmullen, or post a link in the comment box below!

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