These photographs from Mariam Sitchinava‘s latest project Crown bring me way back. I’ve always loved garlands, from the daisy chains I wore in my hair as a kid, to the more “advanced” wreathes I constructed from wire and twigs at Waldorf School. The subjects portrayed in Sitchinava’s photographs (thirteen Georgian women ages 17-23) each constructed their own crowns, meant to express their inner beauty.
My mother wore a beautiful handmade garland at her wedding and I intend to do the same at mine someday. As Scott McKenzie advises so wisely, “Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair.” I think this applies for every city across the globe, not just San Francisco. My ideal garland would have twigs, baby peonies and/or African daisies, and bits of fern. If I could rustle up some moss that would be awesome too. What flowers would you wear in your hair?