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    Temporary Body Art—Oo La La!

    Temporary Body Art—Oo La La!

    Image courtesy of Callie Sedlacek

     

    I was in Paris recently and I am here to report that we are not alone in the States in love of glitter, floral crowns and temporary tattoos.

    My French husband’s cousin, Iris, one of my favorite people, and a lovely and talented 20-year-old, spent quite a bit of time plotting the ways in which she would earn her summer’s keep by painting henna tattoos, jagua tattoos, white henna tattoos and glitter tattoos on people in Paris. Should I set myself up by the Eiffel Tower? No, too much completion with other people offering so many different ways for tourists to spend their euros. How about in Montmartre?—legendary quarter, where famed artists of the early 20th century, like Picasso and Van Gogh and Salvador Dali had studios, and where artists sit in the streets daily, painting on easels and offering portraits and caricatures to passers-by. Yes!

    Iris had interned in our offices last summer, and she took to temporary tattoos from the get-go. She’s a natural at it, and when she went back home, we loaded her up with henna powder and jagua gel for her to draw on her friends. She became the hit of her pack, and the go-to-girl for cool designs. When she learned about our new white henna tattoo kits that also come with glitter, she was stoked. Can’t wait to see photos of her handiwork at the end of summer 2017.

    While in Paris, we visited with lots of family and friends, and one of the places we stayed was with my husband’s first cousin, Julie, who with her husband Julien, have two adorable little girls, who also went nuts when they saw our new glitter kit. The girls are 7 and 11 years old, and there were flower crowns lying about in their rooms, and glitter strewn all over the house. Some trends go global and keep on going!

    But I know that little girls and 20-year-olds aren’t the only ones who love temporary tattoos. Their moms, my friends and even grandmas love it. What’s not to love? Beautiful body adornment that fades in one to two weeks, and you get to start all over again with something new! It’s clear to me that, from Paris to Los Angeles, temporary tattoos are hot, hot, hot!

    Henna Tattoos and Floral Crowns

    Floral crown

    Right now I’m thinking that nothing goes better with a henna tattoo than a floral crown! You know how they’re just so playful and delightful and make whoever’s wearing one look like a goddess or someone young and carefree, even if she’s walking around on crutches?

    Permanent tattoos have their own vibe; jagua tattoos project their own energy too. But if we’re talking about henna tattoos then I’m having Bohemian visions; I’m hanging out with hippies, free spirits, free thinkers. The color of henna specifically conveys not a permanent tattoo, but definitely a love of body adornment. If you love henna tattoos you probably enjoy shopping at Free People or Urban Outfitters the idea of attending Burning Man or Coachella speaks to you.

    I’m also seeing bell-bottomed jeans, frayed at the hem; big, bulky cloth bags or totes imprinted with stripes or flowers. Ah, yes, flowers! That’s right, I was talking about floral crowns, the newest must-have look for flower children of all ages. I first learned about the look from our friend Leticia Martinez, whose “Flower Crowns” are the rage every year at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery’s Day of the Dead event. Her designs are also showing up in a pretty consistent way on fashion runways and events. If you want to see Leticia’s magnificent designs—from simple and elegant to bold and dramatic—cruise on over to leticiamstudio.com. Or you could check out the beautiful Leticia Martinez Crowns we’re showing at our Adornment Collection.

    In any case, when I first saw them, I was so inspired that I asked if we could use them for a photo shoot. After all, summer was approaching, and I also thought they would be perfect for fall, when the weather starts turning but you’re still savoring summer. And, as far as accessories go, flower crowns and henna tattoos couldn’t be more perfect together. Here’s a glimpse of some of the gorgeous photos from that shoot. Back to School doesn’t have to mean the End of Summer! Come on, you know you want to run right out and get yourself adorned, am I right?