A goddess party is a gathering of women coming together to support one another and share the female experience. Guests can offer encouragement, wisdom, and a listening presence to one another as each woman shares a current challenge she is facing.
The latest trend in a bridal showers parties is making a flower crown headdress while drinking cocktails which is described in beautiful detail in this article below reposted from the lifestyle website Brit & Co .
The bridal shower in the article takes place outdoors and the flower crowns are made out of paper – both ideas are pretty but not always practical.
This is a repost from the Lauren Nelson blog which has fabulous photos and ideas for hosting a flower crown party. If you are in the SF Bay Area, we host flower crown parties at our venue, The Headdress Workshop and many of the ideas that Lauren shares in this blog post can be duplicated with us.
Note, we offer faux not fresh flowers at The Headdress Workshop because we want you to be able to wear the headdress you design over an over again.
If I could wear one accessory every day it would be a flower crown. How amazing would it be to have your favorite snap chat filter come to life?! Last week I had the chance to throw a flower crown party with the one and only Crown’s by Christy and we literally had the best time ever!!! When you round up your girlfriends, are surrounded by city views, fresh blooms and rose & prosecco it’s pretty hard not to have a great time! Below are my five tips on how to throw a flower crown party (or any party for that matter).
This is a reprint from Mi Padrino, event planning website to help parents and families organize, plan, and fund events celebrated in the Hispanic tradition. Personally I am not sure whether or not combining a wedding with a Dia de los Muertos is something people are doing. I liked the story for the headdress images.
One of Mexico’s brightest and colorful holidays is Día de los Muertos, a holiday in which friends and family come together and celebrate their loved ones who have passed. It’s a three-day celebration from October 31-November 2, that brings joy and amazing memories to many.
We have seen so many people inspired by this holiday, who are incorporating this theme into their Weddings, Quinces, and other events! It’s far from your typical party, but what better way to celebrate with your loved ones, while also remembering those who’ve passed.
Eva Marcille is about to be a mom for the third time as she awaits the birth of her son, and her pregnancy glow could light up the entire city of Atlanta! To celebrate the new addition to the Sterling family, the model invited her family, friends and Real Housewives Of Atlanta castmates over for an oh-so-floral baby shower.
At the Headdress Workshop in Oakland we offer group classes and private parties where you can make your own mermaid inspired sea shell headpiece. Here are some other ideas from the wedding planning site The Knot for a mermaid themed party.
It’s music festival season, and the main accessory adorned in the heat of Coachella are flower crowns. A popular fashion choice that has ancient origins, and has managed to sneak its way into popular culture over many centuries. Here’s a brief history on the flower crown and its evolution through women’s fashion.
Few accessories have aroused such commentary, for and against, than the flower crown, so trendy of late among the neo-hippie festival crowd. Despite detractors, these decorative headpieces, whose history in mythology and art can be traced back to ancient civilizations, show no signs of fading from favor. Not only was actress Fan Bingbing a flower-crowned vision on the red carpet at Cannes this week, but, thanks to a new exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden, Fridamania (appreciation of the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, who often wore flowers in her hair) is raging.
It’s a look that has roots. In agrarian societies, tied to the land and the seasons, flower crowns had great symbolic meaning. Worn for practical and ceremonial reasons, they could illustrate status and accomplishment (Olympic olive wreaths). The language of flowers and herbs was well-known, with each carrying its own meaning (“There’s rosemary, that’s for remembering. Please remember, love. And there are pansies, they’re for thoughts,” says Ophelia in Hamlet.) Full of significance, floral headdresses were woven into the social and dress traditions of places as distant as Russia and Hawaii.
With increasing industrialization the flower crown became a romantic sign of the simple “country” life (longed for, in a stylized version, by Marie Antoinette) and increasingly appreciated for its decorative value. While brides continued the ceremonial traditions of flower-wearing, it was the earth-mother hippies who have most influenced the accessory’s current incarnation. Finding themselves partying rather than plowing, these flower children would truss their slept-in hair with wildflowers to signify their connection to nature.
The Pose star tells InStyle all about the brand’s latest piece, a pendant featuring the activist’s image, and talks about the importance of trans role models.
Marsha P. Johnson, a Black transgender activist and drag queen from New York City, played a significant role in the Stonewall Riots of 1969. Pushing back against hate and police brutality, she helped to kick-start the movement for LGBTQ+ rights, and her fight to freely be herself set a precedent of self-acceptance and tolerance. In 2021, her legacy lives on, through modern-day LGBTQ+ advocates who continue that fight for equality, and through Awe Inspired’s latest campaign, which features model and actor Indya Moore in Johnson’s iconic flower crown.
Awe Inspired – which was founded by LGBTQ+ community member Max Johnson and his mother Jill Johnson – teamed up with the Marsha P. Johnson Institute to create a one-of-a-kind necklace in honor of the legend, and tapped thePose star to model it. Speaking to InStyle via Zoom, Moore tells us why this initiative meant so much to them, especially during Pride month.
“This initiative is not only admirable and warming to me but it’s also necessary,” they say.”Marsha P. Johnson’s work specializes around humanizing trans people through various efforts, but also defending and protecting the rights of trans people, from healthcare and shelter to other basic human rights that other people have.”
The dainty gold coin necklace, which was created as a part of the brand’s Goddess collection, is embossed with the face of Johnson and her instantly recognizable floral headpiece. Moore tells us that this necklace marks a very powerful and historic moment for them, especially following the most violent year to date for the trans community, with a total of 44 trans people murdered in 2020.
“To have a Black trans woman on a coin on a piece of value instead of white [male] presidential colonizer, who probably had Black people as slaves, is beautiful,” Moore says. “The symbolism around the engraving of a Black trans woman’s face on such a valuable piece of gold is incredible.”
They also stress the importance of items like this in light of recent violence, hate, and even legislation against trans people. “It’s really alarming and scary. Marsha P. Johnson’s work is incredibly important right now, more than ever. This collaboration feels more than right. It feels essential.”
This Awe Inspired campaign will donate 100% of the proceeds of the MPJ Goddess Coin Necklace to the Marsha P. Johnson Institute, in support of the organization’s mission to protect and defend the rights of Black trans people. Awe Inspired was founded with the mission to support those in need and celebrate heroic women who came before. To date, the jewelry brand has donated nearly $750,000 to organizations, including the NAACP, The Trevor Project, and RAINN.
In the video that accompanies the photos, Moore can be heard questioning “What makes a goddess?” The Queen & Slim actress no doubt fits their own description, as someone who has created their own future and identity, and inspires others to be themselves. Still, they admit to initially having hesitations about taking on this campaign.
“I felt so unworthy of representing such an iconic figure at first,” they say. “I said, ‘I really feel bashful about taking on that role of embodying Johnson.’ And then, I started to feel softer and more thoughtful toward myself.”
As a trans and non-binary person in the entertainment industry, Moore also embodies a lot of Johnson’s courageous qualities. And though they don’t like to place a lot of value on being someone others look up to, they do recognize that the trans community needs more role models.
“Trans people are already deprived of eldership, of having an opportunity to look back at somebody and say, ‘that’s where I come from,’ and be proud of it. We’re so ostracized by our families, and we so often don’t have an opportunity to have role models,” they say. “Marsha P. Johnson was a Black trans woman who asserted herself to be that for the girls [and] the queer and trans community at large.”
Pose itself has also created a whole new group of role models. Set in a 1980s New York City, the show follows a LGBTQ+ “family” made up of members rejected by their birth families, and has served as much-needed representation. With the show’s third and final season currently airing, Moore is hoping the audience is left with one main takeaway: remembering that their life matters.
“From when you were a child and your mom or dad dismissed the questions that you asked, to the moments where you might have tried on a lipstick or heels, or wanted to play sports and do different things that were so assigned to gender – those questions matter,” they say. “I want them to know that all of the moments that they felt alone and isolated and like they were on an island, that they could lean on themselves. That they’re beautiful and intelligent enough for themselves to lean on what they know deep down in their gut.”
They continue, “Pose actually, made me think about all that because of the legacy that it left – around family, love, and interpersonal support and being a rock for your people. I want people to walk away with those processes. I want people to walk away thinking about the kind of parent that they are to their children or their power as a trans queer person, and the fact that they can protect, love, support, and fight for themselves. Standing up for yourself and what you deserve can change the world.”