ALIA ON ACCESSORIES: I’M A HEADCASE FOR WILHELM

Thursday February 11, 2016

YOU? IN A FANTASTICAL HEADBAND? YOU MIGHT BE SURPRISED.

wilhelm, headbands, megan gulp, headpiece
courtesy of Wilhelm

Megan Gulp, founder of Wilhelm, has a day job that has nothing to do with creating fantastical headbands.  Step into her New York City downtown apartment and you'll see hundreds of the most beautiful silk flowers neatly organized in buckets around her kitchen mimicking the most beautiful Parisian flower shop you've ever seen.  Her passion project turned business has attracted the eyes of Alice & Olivia's founder, Stacey Bendet as well as one of my favorite brands, Figue. 

  

A funny thing happens when you put on one of her headpieces (ranging from dramatic and over-the-top to mini florals)...you stand taller, your demeanor instantly changes.  There's a feeling of freedom (you're wearing something you don't everyday and it feels oddly empowering), there's a feeling of fantasy (is this what princesses feel like?), there's a moment when you look in the mirror and you could be wearing the most boring look and your eye is drawn to the one amazing statement on your head.  In a time when hair clips, brooches, jewels, flowers and gems in the hair are all having a moment in fashion...how cool to think about a floral crown for a wedding or your next big event?  #StandoutStyle