The first time I met Hermione Harbutt, creator of these gorgeous bridal hairpieces, I was attending a shindig hosted by The Little Wedding Helper. Hermione caught my eye because she donned, quite possibly, THE most exquisite black jet crystal hair piece I had ever encountered. The delicate, multi-faceted stones were woven into the shape of a vine and they twinkled in the light just so.
They made enough of an impression for me to give out a happy sigh and of course, I NEEDED to find out there and then where I could get my hands on one. I promptly left Mr H “minding” my cocktail at the bar to make my way through a throng of people to chat to the lady wearing this couture masterpiece (which I discovered she had in fact made herself).
Hermione was friendly, enthusiastic and had oodles of passion when it came to her hairpieces. She explained to me that each and every beautiful piece is handcrafted in her studio at Bristol. We chatted about how her designs tend to lean towards a feminine and delicate aesthetic. In order to make the creations that she is renowned for, Hermione is careful to source and use only the finest freshwater pearls, gemstones and Swarovski crystals. Having seen several of these pieces up close I can truly testify that each piece purveys quality craftsmanship and a keen sense of attention to detail.
I adore the fact that her designs sit closely to the lucky wearers head enhancing their locks seamlessly. Catherine Mead has done a simply sterling job of capturing the grace and artistry in Hermione’s latest collection, here are a few of my faves…