As a half-Chinese girl, I admit to being somewhat obsessed with all things Asian. However, that does not mean that you will find me (or my daughter, for that matter) wearing chopsticks or plastic sushi barrettes in my hair anytime soon.
You may, on the other hand, find me sporting these fabulous handmade hana Kanzashi (which is a loose term for flower hair ornaments) by Asian artist Thea Starr. Created using vintage silks and/or vintage kimono fabric that she dyes herself, Thea cuts the fabric into tiny pieces and folds/pinches it into shape. These hair adornments have been around for centuries; her particular style clips were worn for weddings and other special occasions.
These clips are perfect for you or your daughter, particularly if your looking for something on the "not-so-bow-and-glitter" side. If you’re not so into the hair clip thing, check out her brooches – perfect for jazzing up that boring jean jacket or hat. Either way, celebrating your Asian heritage (or envy) never looked so fabulous. -Kristen