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 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.