Lookbook - the TIEDYE collection

To compliment our colourful cotton wax print designs, we decided to create our very own limited edition tiedye range of headwraps using a polyester cotton blend fabric.

 We used non-toxic dyes to prepare the fabric. Elastic bands were used to create the spiral pattern and two separate colours were mixed to get that vivid orange colour. We named this headwrap PEACHY PEACH.

We used non-toxic dyes to prepare the fabric. Elastic bands were used to create the spiral pattern and two separate colours were mixed to get that vivid orange colour. We named this headwrap PEACHY PEACH.

The polyester cotton blend fabric is great for the first-time wrapper or for those just wanting a basic headwrap.

 Brand ambassador BIANKA I has teamed tiedye headwrap  PEACHY PEACH  with shorts for a more casual appeal.

Brand ambassador BIANKA I has teamed tiedye headwrap PEACHY PEACH with shorts for a more casual appeal.

Our tiedye range of headwraps is also ideally suited for headwrap styles like front/back/side buns and for the turban look.

 Brand ambassadors GRACEY B, ISATA T and MARIAMA T wear our tiedye headwraps  BUBBLEGUM PINK, AZURE and BLUSH  styled in the turban look. Gracey chose a white top and ripped skinny jeans while Isata and Mariama teamed their turbans with outfits from their fashion label MANESSAH OFFICIAL. 

Brand ambassadors GRACEY B, ISATA T and MARIAMA T wear our tiedye headwraps BUBBLEGUM PINK, AZURE and BLUSH styled in the turban look. Gracey chose a white top and ripped skinny jeans while Isata and Mariama teamed their turbans with outfits from their fashion label MANESSAH OFFICIAL. 

Each tiedye design is dyed by our owner/founder - no two designs are the same and each design is limited to just ONE. 

 Brand ambassador DANIELA G has teamed our tiedye headwrap  INDIGO  with strappy sandals, shorts and cold-shoulder top. Hoop earrings and a colourful bangle complete this casual look.

Brand ambassador DANIELA G has teamed our tiedye headwrap INDIGO with strappy sandals, shorts and cold-shoulder top. Hoop earrings and a colourful bangle complete this casual look.

Smart, casual or sophisticated, be adventurous with our tiedye range and you'll discover endless styling looks for this appealing back-to-basics headwrap collection.

 We mixed this photoshoot up a bit - brand ambassadors GRACEY B and MARIAMA T opted for tiedye headwraps SAHARA and SLATE while ISATA T chose one of our batik versions, headwrap GINGER. These divas chose smart, sophisticated outfits to highlight the versatility of this limited edition range.

We mixed this photoshoot up a bit - brand ambassadors GRACEY B and MARIAMA T opted for tiedye headwraps SAHARA and SLATE while ISATA T chose one of our batik versions, headwrap GINGER. These divas chose smart, sophisticated outfits to highlight the versatility of this limited edition range.

The tiedye range of headwraps come in mostly soft pastel shades but we could not resist adding just one other colour ...

 .... tiedye headwrap  DEEP PURPLE !!! Here GRACEY B has teamed this turban styled headwrap with a vintage dress and nude heels, the choker is actually the belt that was meant to be worn around the waist. Remember to be adventurous!!!

.... tiedye headwrap DEEP PURPLE!!! Here GRACEY B has teamed this turban styled headwrap with a vintage dress and nude heels, the choker is actually the belt that was meant to be worn around the waist. Remember to be adventurous!!!

You can check out our entire range here - we are very excited about sharing this lovely collection with you.

Thanks to our brand ambassadors for brainstorming our lookbook suggestions and to Manessah Official for allowing to use their designs. Styling and photography for this fashion photoshoot was done exclusively by our owner/founder Charmaine.

Lookbook - MOTHER and DAUGHTER photoshoot

We were approached by Karen to do a photoshoot with her and her daughter Zabrina. As we enjoy styling different ethnicities and age groups, we were eager to proceed.

 Mama Karen and daughter Zabrina wear batik headwrap GARNET - colour palette red, white and black - look, smart/casual. Headwrap styled in THE TOPKNOT.

Mama Karen and daughter Zabrina wear batik headwrap GARNET - colour palette red, white and black - look, smart/casual. Headwrap styled in THE TOPKNOT.

Like we do for all our photoshoots, we sent the mama and daughter team our mood-board suggestions which resulted in quite a bit of anxiety. But once we explained that all they needed was to check their personal wardrobes, they ended up having fun with choosing similar clothing items. Karen teamed a red midi dress and black sandals to team with headwrap GARNET while Zabrina chose a black leather jacket, white bodysuit and red maxi skirt.

 Batik headwrap ORCHID - colour palette blue, lilac, black - look, casual. Headwrap styled in THE BANDEAU.

Batik headwrap ORCHID - colour palette blue, lilac, black - look, casual. Headwrap styled in THE BANDEAU.

To team with headwrap ORCHID both Karen and Zabrina opted for blue denim jeans - Karen chose a loose-fitting cap-sleeve powder blue top while Zabrina chose a contrasting black short-sleeved top. Both wore sneakers.

 Ankara headwrap AMERIE - colour palette black, look casual/sophisticated. Headwrap styled in THE BOW.

Ankara headwrap AMERIE - colour palette black, look casual/sophisticated. Headwrap styled in THE BOW.

Headwrap AMERIE is a bold design! We thought a black ensemble would make the purple and turquoise splashes of colour pop even more. So Karen chose a sophisticated black maxi dress with side peepholes - Zabrina opted for a black scoop neck body suit teamed with black skinny jeans. Both wore sandals to complete the overall look.

DH would like to thank Karen and Zabrina for requesting this photoshoot. It was a challenge to put together a mood-board/lookbook that would compliment the age difference in an attractive way. Each headwrap was styled according to each separate look and in such a way as to make the most of the styling technique/angles. All styling ideas, accessories and lipstick was supplied by DH owner/founder CHARMAINE who was also responsible for doing/overseeing the complete photoshoot.

NOTE: In line with our mission, none of these images have been photoshopped!

 

 

 

Lookbook - Headwrap ROSE GOLD

What we love about our brand, is the endless creativity fabric designs present. We've long wanted to experience putting together a lookbook that focussed on special occasions like weddings, formals, graduations, etc. Thus THE STATEMENT COLLECTION was created. 

 Brand ambassador MARIAMA T wears our headwrap  ROSE GOLD  from THE STATEMENT COLLECTION teamed with a pair of rose gold tassel earrings from  Lovisa Jewellery . 

Brand ambassador MARIAMA T wears our headwrap ROSE GOLD from THE STATEMENT COLLECTION teamed with a pair of rose gold tassel earrings from Lovisa Jewellery

To compliment THE STATEMENT COLLECTION, we opted for a stunning fabric known as 'songket', traditionally used for wedding ceremonies particularly in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Intricately patterned ROSE GOLD threads are woven on a cotton background - the metallic threads stand out against the background cloth to create a shimmering effect.

 View from the top - intricately woven ROSE GOLD threads on a cotton background - we opted for the TURBAN headwrap styling technique.

View from the top - intricately woven ROSE GOLD threads on a cotton background - we opted for the TURBAN headwrap styling technique.

It's always interesting to witness the result of a photoshoot based on a specific mood board. Subsequently MARIAMA T chose a charming formal mini dress to compliment headwrap ROSE GOLD.

 MARIAMA T's deep peach coloured belted mini dress complete with rose applique work across the bodice was the ideal choice for headwrap ROSE GOLD - strappy high heels in rose gold complete this divine look.

MARIAMA T's deep peach coloured belted mini dress complete with rose applique work across the bodice was the ideal choice for headwrap ROSE GOLD - strappy high heels in rose gold complete this divine look.

THE STATEMENT COLLECTION comprised of a bridal theme with MARIAMA T doubling as a wedding guest.  

 Bridesmaid or wedding guest? MARIAMA T strikes a pose in the foreground with brand ambassadors GRACEY B and DANIELA G in the background.

Bridesmaid or wedding guest? MARIAMA T strikes a pose in the foreground with brand ambassadors GRACEY B and DANIELA G in the background.

The creative team for THE STATEMENT COLLECTION - brand ambassador MARIAMA T, photographer JANNA IMPERIAL and stylist/creative director CHARMAINE, our founder. Thank you for coming on board!

 

Lookbook - Headwrap TARAJI

The movie HIDDEN FIGURES so empowered us that we felt compelled to name headwrap TARAJI after one of the leads TARAJI P. HENSON.

 Brand ambassador GRACEY B styled  headwrap TARAJI  to compliment the gold design which is prominent throughout.

Brand ambassador GRACEY B styled headwrap TARAJI to compliment the gold design which is prominent throughout.

Since over-the-knee boots are such popular accessories, the urge to include these was irresistible!

 Gracey's tan suede over-the-knee boots was an essential accessory to complete the look with headwrap TARAJI.

Gracey's tan suede over-the-knee boots was an essential accessory to complete the look with headwrap TARAJI.

Simple but stylish gold accessories were chosen to compliment the gold design in headwrap TARAJI.

 Oversized gold hoops, a solid gold choker, orange lippie and black eyeliner highlighted the warm colour palette in  headwrap TARAJI.

Oversized gold hoops, a solid gold choker, orange lippie and black eyeliner highlighted the warm colour palette in headwrap TARAJI.

And finally, the little black dress ...

 A bodycon black dress with faux leather shoulders and a nude studded clutch was the final touches to complete our lookbook for  headwrap TARAJI .

A bodycon black dress with faux leather shoulders and a nude studded clutch was the final touches to complete our lookbook for headwrap TARAJI.

Thanks Gracey for letting us raid your wardrobe and for your creative headwrap styling. Janna, your photographic skills and input are much appreciated. One love!

Lookbook - Headwrap MACY

Orange is the new BLACK! Introducing headwrap MACY featuring our newest brand ambassador MEL G.

 In line with our mood board, MEL G chose a burnt orange loose-fitting jumper which certainly made the colours in headwrap MACY pop even more.

In line with our mood board, MEL G chose a burnt orange loose-fitting jumper which certainly made the colours in headwrap MACY pop even more.

MEL G admitted that she would never have worn any orange hues if it were not for our photoshoot. You see that's just one of the bonuses of being our brand ambassador - you fall in love with colours you never thought would ever look good on you!

 Sunglasses are an absolute essential when styling a shoot - these make marvellous accessories and add value to any photoshoot when used effectively. 

Sunglasses are an absolute essential when styling a shoot - these make marvellous accessories and add value to any photoshoot when used effectively. 

The spectrum of colours in headwrap MACY, named after singer/songwriter MACY GRAY, is a lovely addition to our latest Autumn/Winter collection.

 Styling for headwrap MACY consisted of the TURBAN. Instead of tucking in the loose fabric ends, we used these to tie a small side bow. Gold rings and hoops complete the look.

Styling for headwrap MACY consisted of the TURBAN. Instead of tucking in the loose fabric ends, we used these to tie a small side bow. Gold rings and hoops complete the look.

We welcome MEL G to the Diva Headwraps family - we are grateful for your support in spreading the Diva Headwraps vision. Styling, mood board, lookbook and photography done and dusted by our founder CHARMAINE. Make-up provided by MEL G.

Lookbook - Headwrap WHITNEY

We chose a nude colour palette for headwrap WHITNEY, named to honour singing icon Whitney Houston.

 Brand ambassador DANIELA G strikes a pose in headwrap WHITNEY. 

Brand ambassador DANIELA G strikes a pose in headwrap WHITNEY. 

We asked Daniela to select accessories from her vast collection and she found the perfect earrings to team with headwrap WHITNEY.

 Daniela chose these stunning tassel earrings and a brown leather belt to compliment her outfit. Soft orange matte lipstick from cosmetic brand  AUSTRALIS , completed the overall look.

Daniela chose these stunning tassel earrings and a brown leather belt to compliment her outfit. Soft orange matte lipstick from cosmetic brand AUSTRALIS, completed the overall look.

Daniela has impeccable taste and we love raiding her wardrobe where we found the perfect match for headwrap WHITNEY.

 Nude ankle faux suede boots, a cold-shoulder bodycon dress and brown leather belt were the ideal eye-popping combo with headwrap WHITNEY. 

Nude ankle faux suede boots, a cold-shoulder bodycon dress and brown leather belt were the ideal eye-popping combo with headwrap WHITNEY. 

Diva Headwraps is grateful for the support and enthusiasm of DANIELA G our brand ambassador, JANNA our photographer and for the creative input of our founder CHARMAINE.

Lookbook - Headwrap ANIKA

Headwrap ANIKA had brand ambassador MARIAMA T's name written all over it!

 Mariama's braids pretty much guided the way we styled  headwrap ANIKA  and influenced our mood board - a casual and yet chic look.

Mariama's braids pretty much guided the way we styled headwrap ANIKA and influenced our mood board - a casual and yet chic look.

To emphasise the colours in headwrap ANIKA we chose a colour palette of orange and blue - orange top, blue bottom - orange top to make the contemporary pattern pop even more.

 In line with our colour palette and mood board, Mariama opted for a pair of knee high black boots (edgy and chic), a denim shorts that she had recycled from a jeans and an off-the-shoulder boldly coloured orange bodysuit. 

In line with our colour palette and mood board, Mariama opted for a pair of knee high black boots (edgy and chic), a denim shorts that she had recycled from a jeans and an off-the-shoulder boldly coloured orange bodysuit. 

Gold hoops and bright orange lipstick including a funky ring and some hippie-hippie-shake-shake bracelets completed the look.

 Leaving a few of Mariama's braids outside headwrap ANIKA added to the casual look we were aiming for and highlighted the intricate and painstaking workmanship that goes into creating this magnificent hairdo.

Leaving a few of Mariama's braids outside headwrap ANIKA added to the casual look we were aiming for and highlighted the intricate and painstaking workmanship that goes into creating this magnificent hairdo.

A two-seater turquoise table setting was the ideal backdrop to showcase the bold, bright oranges and blues in headwrap ANIKA.

 Mariama made full use of the surroundings to showcase headwrap ANIKA which is named after African American actress  ANIKA NONI ROSE. 

Mariama made full use of the surroundings to showcase headwrap ANIKA which is named after African American actress ANIKA NONI ROSE. 

 

Mariama is the founder of Brisbane based fashion design label MANESSAH OFFICIAL. So it comes as no surprise when she does such an outstanding job in selecting her wardrobe. And of course, this photoshoot is made possible with the input of Janna, our photographer - gratitude to the both of you divas!

 

 

Lookbook - Headwraps TAMARA and SHERRI

Headwraps TAMARA and SHERRI share a similar colour palette - pinks, oranges, yellows - lovely shades that would pretty much compliment any Autumn look.

 Brand ambassadors ISATA T (L) and GRACEY B (R) showcase headwraps TAMARA (L) and SHERRI (R).

Brand ambassadors ISATA T (L) and GRACEY B (R) showcase headwraps TAMARA (L) and SHERRI (R).

Contrasting wardrobes for each brand ambassador was the preferred choice in order to highlight the eye-catching colours in these stunning designs.

 Guided by our mood board, brand ambassador ISATA T found this lovely salmon coloured body-con top and matching skirt in her wardrobe. Black heels, a tan bomber jacket and clutch complete this chic look and totally makes the colours pop on  headwrap TAMARA.

Guided by our mood board, brand ambassador ISATA T found this lovely salmon coloured body-con top and matching skirt in her wardrobe. Black heels, a tan bomber jacket and clutch complete this chic look and totally makes the colours pop on headwrap TAMARA.

In contrast to Isata's look, we opted for a cream/nude colour palette to team with headwrap SHERRI.

 Brand ambassador GRACEY B (standing) teamed her cream cargo pants with a faux fur nude sleeveless jacket, cream loose-fitting jumper and nude heels to highlight the colour palette in headwrap SHERRI. ISATA T is seated beside GRACEY B wearing headwrap TAMARA.

Brand ambassador GRACEY B (standing) teamed her cream cargo pants with a faux fur nude sleeveless jacket, cream loose-fitting jumper and nude heels to highlight the colour palette in headwrap SHERRI. ISATA T is seated beside GRACEY B wearing headwrap TAMARA.

Headwraps TAMARA and SHERRI are named after Canadian actress Tamara Taylor and American actress Sherri Saum respectively.

 GRACEY B wears simple gold accessories to emphasise the colour palette in headwrap SHERRI.

GRACEY B wears simple gold accessories to emphasise the colour palette in headwrap SHERRI.

Thank you to our brand ambassadors ISATA T and GRACEY B for rummaging through their respective wardrobes for outfits to suit our mood board; GRACEY B did a terrific job of styling our headwraps;  wacky photographer JANNA never fails to amuse.

Lookbook - Headwrap GUGU

Organising a photoshoot is a huge adrenalin rush. From matching the headwrap with our brand ambassador, selecting the colour palette, creating the mood board, choosing the location and finalising the call sheet, many hours of preparation is involved.

So we're excited to share our lookbook featuring headwrap GUGU from our very latest AW17 collection

 Brand ambassador YENI N wears  headwrap GUGU  teamed with a black lace outfit from popular fashion retailer  H&M .  

Brand ambassador YENI N wears headwrap GUGU teamed with a black lace outfit from popular fashion retailer H&M.  

Considerable research is spent choosing appropriate names for our headwraps. We decided to name Headwrap GUGU after British stage and film actress Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha, also known as Gugu Mbatha-Raw.

 We chose a bright pink leather clutch, silver hoops and a semi-precious stone ring as accessories to compliment  headwrap GUGU.

We chose a bright pink leather clutch, silver hoops and a semi-precious stone ring as accessories to compliment headwrap GUGU.

Location is important - this back patio was ideal for what we had in mind.

 A lush green pot plant, a vintage chair covered in pink and a floral arrangement created a great backdrop for  headwrap GUGU . Black heels complete Yeni's wardrobe.

A lush green pot plant, a vintage chair covered in pink and a floral arrangement created a great backdrop for headwrap GUGU. Black heels complete Yeni's wardrobe.

Headwrap GUGU is now available from our online shop.

 We styled headwrap GUGU so that Yeni's striking curly locks was visible. 

We styled headwrap GUGU so that Yeni's striking curly locks was visible. 

Diva Headwraps thanks Yenenesh our brand ambassador and Janna our photographer for coming on board for this photoshoot.