Brand Ambassador : STEPHANIE SCOTT

FLY on a little WING
— Jimi Hendrix

Steph's love for headwraps warranted a visit with us where she could devour our entire collection in the privacy of our pop up store. After selecting her first headwrap, Steph was hooked and soon returned for a second taster teaser.

Instead of wearing the traditional hat to the annual race day celebrations here in Brisbane, Steph opted for her headwrap much to the delight of race day visitors. Steph not only wore her crown with pride, but she captured the eye of many admirers.

When Steph was given the mood board for our latest collection, she rummaged through her wardrobe and teamed HEADWRAP ZIG with this smart, casual outfit. The transparent bodysuit was the ideal touch to complete this look.

When Steph was given the mood board for our latest collection, she rummaged through her wardrobe and teamed HEADWRAP ZIG with this smart, casual outfit. The transparent bodysuit was the ideal touch to complete this look.

This year, we decided to approach our photoshoots very differently and also wanted to showcase a bigger section of our multicultural society. We resorted to social media to spread the word that we were seeking a new batch of brand ambassadors.

Needless to say we were inundated with applicants and after a splendid meeting with Steph, we decided that she was the right fit for our brand. 

HEADWRAP LAEEKAH was teamed with a white ruffled off-the-shoulder top to emphasise the bright, bold colours in this design. Orange tassel statement earrings complete this look. 

HEADWRAP LAEEKAH was teamed with a white ruffled off-the-shoulder top to emphasise the bright, bold colours in this design. Orange tassel statement earrings complete this look. 

Steph's spontaneous laughter and endearing personality is irresistible. Our photoshoot sessions turned out to be lively, entertaining and thoroughly enjoyable as this diva stepped up to the mark as our new brand ambassador.

As is the norm, we sent Steph some questions to get to know her a bit better. Her musings were recorded as follows.

DH : Tell us three things about yourself.

Steph : Whanau (Family) – I come from a big extended family and I love it. My whanau will always be the most important aspect of my life. Travel – I am a true Sagittarian, I love travelling and have never stopped since my parents sent me on my first adventure at 21. Samba no Pe – This Brazilian dance gave me a new passion, taught me to love myself more and gave me balance in my life.

DH : What do you do in your spare time.

Steph : Whether it is dancing samba or kizomba, spending time with my family or catching up with friends. My spare time is always spent filling my soul up with good vibes.

DH: Stand-out moment in your life ....

Steph : There are many moments which have stood out, however I am proud that I chose to run my own race. I lived in London in my early twenties, travelled the world, kick started this year by participating at the world renowned Rio Carnival and have recently got engaged to the love of my life. Who knows where the rest of the year will take me.

Aviator sunglasses and a TOPKNOT styling technique was the ideal match for HEADWRAP RETRO, stylish but yet able to compliment any casual look.

Aviator sunglasses and a TOPKNOT styling technique was the ideal match for HEADWRAP RETRO, stylish but yet able to compliment any casual look.

DH : Do you have a favourite fashion designer or fashion icon? Why? How would you describe your taste in fashion.

Steph : I don’t have a particular fashion icon or designer, however I really dig a lot of my friends' styles, in particular my friend Phoebe who has a keen eye for fashion. She can turn a holey t-shirt into a statement piece and she knows how to dress her curvy body shape to make any plain black & white outfit look like a runway piece. My fashion sense is a mix of casual cool to playful, sexy, curvy going out wear. I love white and denim or super poppy brights – really depends on my mood.

DH : What’s your favourite place to chillax in Brisbane? Why?

Steph : Not quite Brisbane, but my favourite place to chillax is Byron Bay. I love all the chill vibes here, the cool live music scene and just the awesome vibe. If in Brisbane, you can find me having brunch in the Brisbane café scene or bursting my creativity bubble at GOMA or at The Powerhouse.

Steph looks stunning in HEADWRAP FREEMA and as you can tell by her huge grin, she thoroughly enjoyed rocking our crown.

Steph looks stunning in HEADWRAP FREEMA and as you can tell by her huge grin, she thoroughly enjoyed rocking our crown.

DH : Who do you admire the most?

Steph : I admire all the women in my life. I come from a very strong female family (My mum, sister, aunties, cousins. etc.) and all the women in my life are super creative, strong, passionate and all round just amazing. These women, each and every one of them influences my life in their own way.

DH : What advice would you give your younger self.

Steph : I am grateful for all my life experiences. I have lived a full and blessed life to date, however if I could give my younger self any words of wisdom it would be. Love yourself more, appreciate the good and the bad, and take more chances!

DH : Complete the sentence "When I wear my headwrap ...

Steph : I think of all the women before me who have worn their headwrap. I think of the traditions, patterns, colours and history in each style. I feel powerful, strong and proud. I stand with my shoulders back, head up and confident. My headwrap can transform not only my style but my inner self. Above all, I feel like a Queen.

Brand Ambassador : MELISSA G

Do to others as you would have them do to you.
— Luke 6:31

We first met Melissa - she prefers Mel or Melli - when she attended one of our headwrap workshops. Her spontaneity, genuine warmth and contagious laugh was an instant hit with attendees. Mel's keen eye for styling a headwrap caught our attention throughout our workshop. At the end of our workshop, it came then as no surprise when Mel was chosen as the overall winner for best headwrap, makeup and accessory styling!

Mel teamed our  headwrap POP  with a lace off-the-shoulder matching skirt and top. Black heels, earrings from our favourite jewellery store Lovisa and a raffia fan complete this chic look. 

Mel teamed our headwrap POP with a lace off-the-shoulder matching skirt and top. Black heels, earrings from our favourite jewellery store Lovisa and a raffia fan complete this chic look. 

Mel is an extremely busy professional who moved to Brisbane due to a career advancement. So initially we hesitated to invite her to join our team due to her busy work schedule. However, this year, we decided to approach our photoshoots a little differently. Our aim was to create a more efficient session concentrating more on the headwrap than the complete outfit. So we explained this to Mel in an email and at the same time we extended our offer of being one of our brand ambassadors. Mel's response came back with a resounding YES PLEASE!

Headwrap ISHA  ... Mel was the ideal brand ambassador to rock this crown infused with our favourite colours, red, black and gold. Tassel earrings and ring from Lovisa Jewellery compliment this sophisticated look. Black lipstick from the Nyx Cosmic Metals lip cream range was the ideal choice to complete this styling.

Headwrap ISHA ... Mel was the ideal brand ambassador to rock this crown infused with our favourite colours, red, black and gold. Tassel earrings and ring from Lovisa Jewellery compliment this sophisticated look. Black lipstick from the Nyx Cosmic Metals lip cream range was the ideal choice to complete this styling.

Despite Mel's hectic work schedule, she still finds time to do the fun stuff. Let Mel give you some insights about where she's at in life. 

Let's start with ... 

Tell us three things about yourselfI'm a proud woman of colour. I love my culture. I'm constantly pushing the boundaries so that I can grow and evolve in all facets of my life.

What advice would you give your younger self : To both my younger self and currently evolving self, I'd say "Do something every day that is solely for me, myself and I. Always make time for me so that the tank never runs dry."

A popular headwrap style is the TOPKNOT. Our  headwrap SPECTRO  was the ideal choice for this style which Mel of course owned. Our moodboard called for retro sunglasses, colourful earrings and Nyx cream lipstick in a bold red for this themed photoshoot.

A popular headwrap style is the TOPKNOT. Our headwrap SPECTRO was the ideal choice for this style which Mel of course owned. Our moodboard called for retro sunglasses, colourful earrings and Nyx cream lipstick in a bold red for this themed photoshoot.

Do you have a favourite fashion iconQueen Latifah. As a young girl, it was very uncommon to see curvy women in positions of influence. Queen Latifah has revolutionised this look. Over time, she has evolved and her ability to look stunning in her own skin has always captured my attention.

What are the standout moments in your life : Hmmm, it's hard to choose from so many. I'm going to have to say the very first time I arrived in my homeland Samoa. It was so very special. I immediately felt my whole being was where it was supposed to be. Connected and re-centred, ready to tackle anything the universe threw my way.

This is  headwrap JABULANI  ... bold, colourful, infused with shades of blue and a hint of yellow. Yellow coral tassel earrings and nude Nyx lip cream was all Mel needed to make this design pop.

This is headwrap JABULANI ... bold, colourful, infused with shades of blue and a hint of yellow. Yellow coral tassel earrings and nude Nyx lip cream was all Mel needed to make this design pop.

Where's your favourite place to chill in Brisbane : Any place where there is green grass, shady trees and a view of the water. I really enjoy connecting with Mother Nature, and the water always gives me a sense of peace.

What do you do in your spare time : You'll find me enjoying great food, going on a new adventure, discovering another part of our beautiful country, or learning a new skill.

When you wear your headwrap ... I feel like a boss. I feel confident. I feel sassy. I feel empowered to rock my crown audaciously!

Sadly, Mel will be relocating back to Sydney soon. We will miss her but wish her success and fulfilment in her career and life in general. It's been a real pleasure having her on board.

 

NOTE : Headwrap, wardrobe styling, mood board, creative director, photography is the work of our owner/founder Charmaine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brand Ambassador : DANIELA GYULAI

Falling down is an ACCIDENT. Staying down is a CHOICE.
— Rosemary Nonny Knight

Once Diva Headwraps was officially launched in 2014, Daniela was on our list to be invited as our brand ambassador. Her vivacious personality, zany sense of humour and savvy taste for fashion is a real bonus to our team.

Since our launch, we’ve worked together on many memorable photoshoots. We are very pleased that this year, Daniela has agreed to come on board yet again as our brand ambassador. 

THE STATEMENT COLLECTION : Daniela G wears our  songket  headwrap  SILVER  which she's teamed with a formal pale blue gown. Her choice favourably accentuates the pattern in headwrap SILVER.

THE STATEMENT COLLECTION : Daniela G wears our songket headwrap SILVER which she's teamed with a formal pale blue gown. Her choice favourably accentuates the pattern in headwrap SILVER.

Working with Daniela is a sheer joy as she always comes prepared with her own make-up, an additional selection of sensational clothes from her fashionable wardrobe including an array of heels to die for! 

THE SS16 COLLECTION : Daniela wears our ankara headwrap  VIVICA . She chose a denim top and white skirt from her personal wardrobe to compliment our colourful design. Temporary tattoos and silver hoops complete this chic look.

THE SS16 COLLECTION : Daniela wears our ankara headwrap VIVICA. She chose a denim top and white skirt from her personal wardrobe to compliment our colourful design. Temporary tattoos and silver hoops complete this chic look.

Getting to know our brand ambassadors is very special to us as they define our brand and vision. So here's some tidbits about Daniela we’d like to share with our audience.

DH: How would you describe your taste in fashion. Do you have a favourite fashion designer or fashion icon? Why?

DG : Edgy, eclectic and elegant. Although I don't have a particular designer or icon, I am very particular with what I wear and believe you can find great fashion on a Budget. My favourite shops/labels here in Brisbane are Don't Tell West End, Apero and Bardot! You will find me wearing these labels on a regular basis.

THE SS16 COLLECTION : A bright yellow dress and striking blue tassel earrings from Daniela's personal wardrobe highlights the rich design in headwrap  JENNIFER .

THE SS16 COLLECTION : A bright yellow dress and striking blue tassel earrings from Daniela's personal wardrobe highlights the rich design in headwrap JENNIFER.

DH: Stand-out moment in your life ....

DG : I have a few! When I achieved my deadlift and squat pbs (100kg), My first trip to Brazil, My UQ graduation, when I received my certificate 4 in fitness (personal trainer).

DH : Tell us three things about yourself.

DG :  I am a Personal Trainer, dancer and Zumba instructor. I can speak Japanese. I have danced in the Carnaval parade in Brazil ... TWICE!

PHOTOSHOOT by DIVA HEADWRAPS : Daniela requested that our owner/founder Charmaine collaborate with her on this professional photoshoot. The images will be used to promote Daniela's general love for samba.

PHOTOSHOOT by DIVA HEADWRAPS : Daniela requested that our owner/founder Charmaine collaborate with her on this professional photoshoot. The images will be used to promote Daniela's general love for samba.

DH : What advice would you give your younger self.

DG : This is a tough one because I am grateful for the mistakes I made when I was younger as I have learnt from them and no advice would have made me change because I have always acted in the moment. 

DH : What do you do in your spare time.

DG : Attend dance workshops, salsa nights at Cloudland, movies & food dates with my gal pals, and try to get to the beach as much as possible. 

DH : What’s your favourite place to chillax in Brisbane? Why?

DG : Beartown Coffee House! Great coffee, menu and lovely people! 

Daniela wears one of her Tropicana Fit t-shirts which reads in the front ...   STRONG SAMBA BODIES!

Daniela wears one of her Tropicana Fit t-shirts which reads in the front ... STRONG SAMBA BODIES!

DH : Who do you admire the most?

DG : My women friends who own their own business, have children or are generally kicking butt! 

DH : Complete the sentence "When I wear my headwrap, I feel …

DG : Like a queen! I feel instantly empowered, strong, confident and beautiful! I feel they suit everyone, you don't need to be young, a certain race, skin colour or size. I always see people smile when they see their reflection in the mirror.

SS17COLLECTION : Daniela wears our headwrap  AMERIE  which she teamed with an off-the-shoulder black top, silver hoop earrings and a silver choker.

SS17COLLECTION : Daniela wears our headwrap AMERIE which she teamed with an off-the-shoulder black top, silver hoop earrings and a silver choker.

Diva Headwraps would like to thank Daniela for her support, energy and enthusiasm over the years. Thanks for helping us to create magic! We look forward to making even more memorable moments in the years to come.

Peace out!