“My, What Big Ears You Have!” – A gallery of Headbands with Ears

“Vai, bunicuto, da’ de ce ai urechile asa de mari?” – Un articol despre bentite si accesorii cu urechi.

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Source: Wikipedia

– Vai, bunicuto, da’ de ce ai urechile asa de mari?
– Ca sa te pot auzi mai bine!

EN: “My, what big ears you have!” said Little Red Riding Hood to the wolf.
“The better to hear you with, my child” answered the wolf.

Nu, nu am innebunit. Sa va explic: totul a inceput cu aceasta frumoasa pereche de urechi descoperita atunci cand cautam accesorii pentru postarea cu lucruri din dantela:
EN: No, I haven’t gone (completely) crazy. Let me explain: it all started with this lovely pair of lace bunny ears which I discovered while I was researching for my post about lace clothes & accessories:

lace earsAsos Cat Ears Lace Headband – 10£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de pisica din dantela neagra – 10£ (aprox. 58 ron) la Asos, aici.

Am zis ca e un accident.
Apoi, cand cautam accesorii cu tinte, am descoperit niste urechi cu tinte:

EN: I thought it was an accident.
Then, while I was looking for studded stuff, I found a pair of studded ears:

bunny earsDeja am intrat la banuieli: oare chiar exista multi oameni (mari) care poarta asa ceva?, m-am intrebat.
Raspunsul (un pic ingrijorator) este da – cel putin daca judecam dupa larga varietate de bentite cu urechi de diverse animale (si alte creaturi) pe care le-am descoperit la o cautare rapida.

EN: This was when I got suspicious: can there really be that many grown-up people who would wear them?, I asked myself.
Well, the (somewhat disquieting) answer appears to be yes – judging at least by the fact that only a quick research resulted in me finding quite a large number of headbands with ears (belonging to various animals and other creatures).

Asadar, fie ca vreti sa le cumparati sau doar sa va minunati de ele, iata, sub motto-ul de mai sus din Scufita Rosie, cu ce se lauda piata internationala de bentite si accesorii cu urechi:
EN: So whether you want to buy them or just stare at them, this is what the ears headband market has to offer (and don’t forget the Red Riding Hood motto while you’re reading: it might help put things in perspective :)):

1.

ears1River Island Bear Earmuffs – 6,50£ at Asos, here;
Urechi cu… urechi de ursulet, marca River Island – costa 6,50£ (aprox. 37 ron) la Asos, aici.

Incep cu ceva de sezon, care se remarca prin faptul ca va va da posibilitatea sa aveti nici mai mult nici mai putin de 6 urechi: 2 ale voastre, 2 pe urechile voastre si 2 de ursulet, in varful capului. Cine are urechi de auzit, sa auda, da? (Si sa speram ca “Viitorul suna bine”, ca daca nu, o sa sune prost din toate directiile :)).

EN: Earmuffs with a twist: they’ll keep your head warm and help you sort out your priorities, like so: “Look for the bare necessities/ The simple bare necessities/ Forget about your worries and your strife…” :).

2.

ears headband2 mixAsos Cat Ears Headband with jewel embellishment – 12£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de pisica cu pietre colorate – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici;

Asos Limited Edition Pearl Cat Ear Alice band – 12£ here (you can also find a similar one at Topshop, here and at Miss Selfridge, here, and it’s 4,25£);
Bentita cu urechi de pisica cu perle – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici (gasiti una similara la Topshop, aici, si la Miss Selfridge, aici, care costa 4,25£ – aprox. 24 ron).

Asa cum era si de asteptat, unele din cele mai populare urechi sunt cele de pisicuta, foarte versatile de altfel, perfect potrivite atat unei persoane copilaroase si voioase (vezi poza stanga), cat si tipologiei seducatoarei (vezi poza dreapta, unde observam acea privire de vino-ncoa’).

EN: Unsurprisingly, some of the most popular ones are cat ears headbands; as you can see, they are very versatile and suit both a childish nature (see photo on the left) and the seductress type (note the come-hither look of the model in the second pic).

3.

ears headband3 mixMiss Selfridge black Facet Bead Cat Ears Headband – 3£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de pisica din margele negre – 3£ (aprox. 17 ron) la Miss Selfridge, aici.

Topshop Geo Cat Ears Headband – 10£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de pisica de la Topshop, 10£ (aprox. 58 ron) aici;

Topshop black Bead Cat Ears Headband –  14£ here (they call these “bunny ears”, but I beg to differ!);
Bentita cu urechi de pisica din margele negre – 14£ (aprox. 80 ron) la Topshop, aici.

Aici mi-au atras atentia mai ales cele din mijloc, mai blegi – probabil pentru o zi cand, desi ti se pare de neconceput sa iesi din casa fara urechi, te simti mai far’ de chef de viata.
EN: I’m a little intrigued by the pair of rather droopy ears in the middle: they’re probably meant for those days when, though you won’t hear of leaving the house without a pair of ears (beside your own), you are feeling a little too down for a perky pair.

ears headband, bentita cu urechi, Bentita cu urechi de pisica, cat ears headbandTatty Devine Black “Kitty Girl at Heart” cat ears headband – 84$ at ModCloth, here;

4.

cat ears hatTopshop Bowler style black Cat Ear Hat – 22£ here;
Palarie in forma de urechi de pisica – 22£ (aprox. 127 ron) la Topshop, aici;

Asos Limited Edition lace Cat Ears Hair Clip – 12£ here;
Accesoriu de par (clama) din dantela in forma de urechi de pisica – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici.

Pentru un look à la Top Cat:
EN: Top Cat (and a lady friend), anyone? (And do you see: Top Cat – Topshop… I think we’re on to something here :)).

Topcat

5.

minnie mouse ears headbandMiss Selfridge black sequin Minnie Mouse Ears headband – 3£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de soricel/ Minnie Mouse din paiete negre – 3£ (aprox. 17 ron) la Miss Selfridge, aici.

Asos studded Mouse Ears Hair Band – 8£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de soricel, cu tinte – 8£ (aprox. 46 ron) la Asos, aici.

Miss Selfridge black beaded Minnie Mouse Ears headband – 5£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de Minnie Mouse – 5£ (aprox. 29 ron) la Miss Selfridge, aici.

Locul 2 la popularitate il ocupa urechile de soricel/ Minnie Mouse. (Ca observatie, sper ca poza cu manechinul Asos ne indica o atitudine glumeata/ autoironica si nu o infectie la masea).

EN: Mouse or Minnie Mouse ears headbands are almost as popular as cat ears ones. (As an observation, I hope that the model in the second pic is doing a literal tongue-in-cheek, not suffering from a tooth abscess).

Ulterior scrierii acestui articol am descoperit o bentita cu urechi de Minnie Mouse la Meli Melo, pe care am si probat-o, desi apoi am vazut pe site ca sunt pentru fetite :) :

EN: After I wrote this article I discovered a Minnie Mouse ears headband in a local store, which I actually tried on. Not as bad as I’d have expected, though later on I saw on their website that it was actually meant for “little girls” :) :

minnie mouse earsBentita Meli Melo cu urechi de Minnie Mouse (“Minnie Little Girl”) – 20 ron la Fashion Up, aici;
Minnie Little Girl headband – 4,40€ here.

6.

bunny ears headbandAsos Limited Edition Bunny Hop Headband with crystal embellishment – 12£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de iepuras, cu strasuri – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici.

Topshop pearl Side Bunny Aliceband 8,50£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de iepuras, cu perle – 8,50£ (aprox. 50 ron) la Topshop, aici.

Topshop Ribbon Bunny Ears Headband – 3,50£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de iepuras si fundite – 3,50£ la (aprox. 20 ron) Topshop, aici.

Topshop black Lace Bunny Ears Headband – 3,50£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de iepuras din dantela neagra – 3,50£ (aprox. 20 ron) la Topshop, aici.

Pe locul 3 se afla din observatiile mele urechile de iepuras. Si aici puteti alege intre niste urechi mai micute si delicate, dar ghidus descentrate, unele cu fundita, pentru iepurasul inocent din voi, si deja clasicele urechi din dantela, ideale pentru… o cina romantica?.

EN: The 3rd place goes to bunny ears headbands. There’s one for every occasion/ state of mind: a pair of playfully lopsided small and delicate ones, a pair adorned with polka dot bows, for the innocent bunny within you, and the already classic black lace ears headband, to wear perhaps to a romantic (carrot-based) dinner.

ears headband, Bentita cu urechi de iepuras cu tinte, bentita cu urechi, Bentita cu urechi de iepuras, Black Leather Studded Bunny Ears Headband, Bunny Ears Headband, Spike Headband, studded headband, Bentita cu tinte tepiBlack Leather Studded Bunny Ears Headband – 12,50£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de iepuras din piele, cu tinte – 12,50£ (aprox. 65 ron) aici.

Pentru iepurasul care nu a fost deloc cuminte (si nu o sa primeasca cadou de la Mosu’, adica, in  sensul asta :)).
EN: For the naughty bunny (who’s not gonna get a present from Santa, that’s what I meant, of course :)).

7.

bear ears headbandAsos Limited Edition black lace Bear Hair Clip – 12£ here;
Accesoriu de par (clama) cu urechi de ursulet din dantela neagra – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici.

Asos Limited Edition Rhinestone Bear Headband – 12£ here;
Bentita cu urechi de ursulet, cu strasuri – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici.

Urechile de ursulet se gasesc mai rar decat precedentele, asa ca aici mi se pare ca este sansa fashionistelor adevarate sa-si marcheze teritoriul :).
EN: Bear ears are a little more difficult to come by, so I think they are a true fashionista’s best bet to really make a statement :)!

8.

devil horns headbandAsos Gold Metal Spike Headband – 6£ here;
Bentita cu tepi – 6£ (aprox. 35 ron) la Asos, aici.

Topshop Pretty Devil Horns Headband – 7,50£ here;
Bentita cu cornite de dracusor – 7,50£ (aprox. 43 ron) la Topshop, aici.

Asos Limited Edition Devil Headband – 12£ here;
Bentita cu cornite de dracusor – 12£ (aprox. 70 ron) la Asos, aici.

In sfarsit, o optiune pentru cele mai “dracoase”: bentita cu cornite de dracusor (ok, sunt cornite, nu urechiuse, dar mai bine sa nu cercetam, ca doar “diavolul se ascunde in detalii”, nu :)?).
EN: Finally an option for you little devils out there: the devil horns headband (so ok, they’re not actually ears, they’re horns, but let’s not overanalyse here, ’cause you know what they say about the devil being in the details :)).

Deci ce ziceti? Ati purta bentite cu urechi? Vi se par amuzante sau ridicole? Eu inca nu m-am decis.
EN: So what do you think? Would you (do you) wear ears headbands? Do you find them funny or ridiculous? I haven’t made up my mind yet.

P.S.: Pentru ca am vorbit atata despre urechi, as vrea sa dedic acest articol lui Urechiusa Zbarlita, din cartea omonima care mi-a marcat copilaria. In caz ca n-ati citit cartea, va dau un indiciu: moare :(.

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