the birds

tame fly-away hair with some wings.

by faran krentcil

The fashion world is still (still!) reeling from Miu Miu's ebullient swallow print of 2010 (and later, their swans, and McQueen's swans, and Giles Deacon's swans) but if you can't be bothered to search eBay for Sarah Burton or Miuccia Prada's leftovers, there's another solution.

Required Reading: See the Miu Miu collection that started it all.

Head to Supermarket HQ, where bird bobby-pins are cheap, adorable, and made in America. Our favorite clips are the porcelain dove barrettes from Revisions Design Studio, an art collective in Marquette, Michigan.  We like them because their tiny white bird is striking but small enough to still look adult.

More bird beauty: Swan sweaters at Urban Outfitters.

The other option: gold-plated bird bobby pins from Emily Elizabeth jewelry, which cost $14 for a three-pack, and add a new meaning to the term "shiny hair."  (They're also cute if you want a tight ballet bun with a bit of an accent.)

Of course, you can always cave, head to a designer consigment store, and hunt for the Miu Miu pink swallow print dress.  (Seriously, it's gorgeous and everybody still - still! - wants it.)

Porcelain swallow barrettes, $14 each on Supermarket HQ.

Come Fly Away with Me bobby pins, $12 for 3 on SupermarketHQ.