Raising the Barrette

Whether you call it Secret Diary of a Call Girl or Memoirs of a Geisha, the story’s always about the same thing.

Really, really great hair.

Now you can get that come-ravish-me look without going pro with Peachypan’s kanzashi: classic, intricate geisha hair accessories made from folded silk.

There are simple designs like the Japanese Snowdrop (black petals accented with silver hardware and red and pink stamens) or the Marie Antoinette (fuchsia and red petals anchored with a pink Swarovski crystal). But it’s the elaborate kanzashi — like the Blackbird Meadow, comprised of more than 80 black silk petals offset by smaller pastel daisies bursting with rhinestones, glittering stamens, and a silver butterfly — that will draw admirers.

Entirely handmade, the ornaments don’t come cheap.

But you’ll be glad to know that Peachypan believes in 100 percent customer satisfaction — and that’s hard to come by.

In any profession.

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