Jasmin Larian’s dreamy headpieces are the new crowning glory of bridal accessories.
Los Angeles-based designer Jasmin Larian never dreamed that her whimsical headpieces and statement-making “turbands” would accentuate the strands of stylish ladies walking down the aisle, but within two short years she’s reached the top of the headwear game.
After graduating from New York’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Technology, Larian started sketching fashion designs, while simultaneously making flower crowns for her friends’ birthdays as well as for herself. “I would wear them in New York and people noticed,” says Larian. “It wasn’t intended to be this sweet, romantic thing, but I got all these requests. A girl bought one right off my head.”
Drawing inspiration from Greek mythology and the starlets of old Hollywood, Larian established her line and dubbed it Cult Gaia, a reference to the goddess of the earth. Alongside her small, dedicated team, she crafts headpieces from real and stock flowers for women from coast to coast. The designer recently took the plunge into bridal, fashioning headwear for brides, bridesmaids and flower girls, including designs that can be attached to veils. Brides can choose from various options or work with the designer herself to create their desired look.
“I love that people around the world identify with Cult Gaia,” she says. “It embodies living a graceful, happy and grateful life, but also taking things lightly.”