We have had our eye on Simone Rocha’s crystal hair slides for some time now. Beautifully slender at the pin, perfectly bulbous at the jewel – they are like candy for your hair. She has crafted some that are slighter in size. Some that are loftier. And now some for Chinese New Year.
Hair, meet your sweet new pin pals. Available exclusively at Matchesfashion.com (and their London boutique at 5 Carlos Place), the limited edition hair slides celebrate the year of the pig with a femininity we never thought possible (for a pig). And yet, here they are; the most beautiful, delicate, darling pins all in celebration of the lunar new year – and a (very chic) pig.
Tapping Rocha’s playfully feminine aesthetic of whimsical shapes and romantic sensibilities – both clips combine creamy pearls and faceted jewels in sartorial harmony. One is heavier, with the jewel-pearl combo clustered densely and high, while the other is daintier and just dandy. Both, of course, are rendered in red – the colour of Chinese New Year and a marker of fortune and joy in the Chinese culture. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll be taking two, thanks.
As hair accessories continue to top heads everywhere (and we mean everywhere), we’re particularly enamoured by these exclusive little pins. So beyond the giving – or receiving – of fruitful envelopes, are these. Something a little different, but happy hair means a happy Chinese New Year, indeed.