After years and years (and years) of flower crowns, the music-festival world was due for a new hair accessory du jour. And someone in Australia delivered with the prettiest, dreamiest, mermaid-iest creations we've seen this side of a Disney movie. As Cosmopolitan reports, Chelsea Shiels, a 27 year-old Melbourne-based florist, has quietly been making pearl, seashell, and gemstone-bedazzled crowns for the past few years, before introducing them on Etsy last fall. In the past six weeks, she finally started posting her increasingly elaborate wares to Instagram. "I was scared of people's opinions," she said. "I thought people would think it was dumb to put shells on your head." Um, no. With the rise of everything mermaid (fitness classes, tights, blankets and even hair color), the people have spoken and we’re all fully on board. While Shiels’ initial offerings consisted of minimal, single-tier scallop-shell headbands, more recent designs make beautiful use of crystals, gemstones, gold chains, and beads.
Mondayitis ? . . . I have shitloads of amazing crowns made that I love and am going to post tonight (I wish I could keep them all) So yeah this is the pre warning.. Warning post . . By the way.. What do you think of my matching sunglasses I've been pimping out? ? . . #goodvibes #mondayitis #festivalwear #crown #tiara #auracrystals #swarovskicrystals #swarovski #aura #moons #seashells #shellcrown #mermaidlife #mermaid #glitter #gypsyinspo #vibes #mood