Head strong

Every true fashionista knows that accessorizing is key when it comes to expressing your unique personality through an outfit. Louisiana local Annie Claire Bass epitomizes this idea with Annie Claire Designs, the accessory company that she launched in 2009.

The young mom began designing hairpieces for her friends who attended Mardi Gras balls and weddings. The idea for a line blossomed when she created the youth-oriented Aubree collection, “hair accessories for the smallest fashionistas in our lives,” she says, shortly after her daughter’s birth.

Annie Claire Designs includes everything from flower crowns, headbands and bridal accessories to smaller pieces like designer bobby pins and bracelets.

“I truly enjoy getting to know my clients and designing custom pieces for them,” says the designer. Bass says she enjoys the very personal and unique flair she is able to create by tailoring her work to her client’s own personal style.

Annie Claire Designs can be found in Posh Boutique in Baton Rouge and also at annieclairedesigns.com.