Meredith Markworth-Pollack Teams with Untamed Petals for a Holiday Headband Collab

Gilded Starburst Pearl headband

Gilded Starburst Pearl headband

Since the debut of the CW’s Reign, a bodice ripper loosely based on Mary Queen of Scots, fans of fashion have taken note of the lush costumes and extravagant accessories featured on the show. We interviewed Meredith Markworth-Pollack about the gowns, vintage fashions and one-of-a-kind couture creations featured on the cast, but we knew it was only a matter of time before she stepped out from behind the scenes and debuted something of her own design. Teaming with Amanda Judge’s Untamed Petals,  a bridal accessories and dress line that has made numerous appearances on the show, Markworth-Pollack has created the Gilded Collection, a capsule collection of headbands and barrettes inspired by Reign. “The great thing about the Gilded collection is the pieces are all very wearable,” says Markworth-Pollack. “A piece like the starburst pearl is a chic everyday piece you can wear to work, school, or a date.” The Gilded Collection combines Markworth-Pollack and Judge’s near-obsession and appreciation of vintage accessories and historical costume with a more contemporary and modern feel and design. The pieces are easy to wear and, Markworth-Pollack insists, not just for special occasions.

Gilded Pyramid Stud headband

Gilded Pyramid Stud headband

“Even to dress up a casual look like a sweater and jeans,” she suggests. “The Party Crown for example, is definitely more of a statement piece and would be great for a Holiday event or New Years.” Naturally, the Gilded Collection features gold and copper (though there is a silver barrette for those so inclined) accented with clear crystals. The designs range from Art Deco, ’20s-inspired headbands to more elaborate styles that feature rosettes, starbursts and more. And every piece in the collection rings in at under $100, giving everyone a chance to get in on the royal treatment.

“We will most definitely be seeing the pieces on the show,” adds Markworth-Pollack. “I’ve already used the Royal Tiara and Starburst Crown on Queen Mary.”

And as for her next project, Markworth-Pollack is waiting to see just how popular these headbands are before making a move to expand her offerings, though with Reign‘s ravenous fans chomping at the bit to get anything and everything related to Queen Mary and her ladies in waiting, we expect plenty more from this stellar collaboration. But Markworth-Pollack’s also looking at the bigger picture. After all, a queen can’t step out in crowns alone.

I would love to have a line of dresses and gowns, fingers crossed,” Markworth-Pollack says. We all have our fingers crossed, too.

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Author:Christopher Luu for Fashion Trends Daily

Christopher Luu is a Fashion Trends Daily Senior Writer and Menswear Editor.