Monthly Archives: March 2012

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I started Bana’s Bows & Bands in honor of my daughter Savannah. Prior to becoming a Mom I studied and begun a career in Fashion, specializing in Women’s Apparel.  Of course life changes when you bring a new little bundle into this world and so very quickly my focus shifted from full size to mini-me.

Every Day I would wake up so excited to dress her.  From the second she came into this world she needed her accessories: a bow and a bracelet.  In the words of my mother, “Well, a girls got to have her things.”  And have her things she does!  Bows!  Tons of them!  There would be no mistaking her for a boy.

The thing that frustrated me the most about buying her bows–and ultimately led me to start this brand–was how many you have to buy and that you have to buy the same bow over and over as they get older.  So I thought to myself, what if you could change out the bows and bands.

With that thought I began creating the ultimate bow experience.  No more grosgrain bands paired with tacky lace headbands or elastic that doesn’t quite match.  Now we have grosgrain bows AND headbands.  Each band has a tasteful slot for a clip-on bow.  It’s so hidden you can wear the headband by itself as well.  Then, as your child grows hair you can use that collection of bows you’ve acquired to adore your beautiful girl’s head.

As Jessica Simpson said on Fashion Star, “That’s what we call a Two-fer, and we like those.”

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I’m so VERY proud of this band because it combines the softness of elastic with the look of grosgrain.  Here’s how it works. I use grosgrain ribbon for the front half and elastic for the back to give it stretch and keep it snug to the head.  I also add a nice cushion so we the headband doesn’t leave any marks on our beautiful children’s heads.

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I started Bana’s Bows & Bands in honor of my daughter Savannah. Prior to becoming a Mom I studied and begun a career in Fashion, specializing in Women’s Apparel.  Of course life changes when you bring a new little bundle into this world and so very quickly my focus shifted from full size to mini-me.   Read more

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She got the nick name from my little niece Aubrey who was thrilled to come visit Savannah for the first time.  She and her mother Jamie worked for weeks pronouncing “Sa-van-nah” but her poor little lips could never quite form the “v” properly.  No matter how hard she tried she would always pronounce a “b”.  And remembering the whole name Savannah was just way to long.  So when she met Savannah–and for the duration of the trip–she would gleefully scream “Bana” at every opportune moment.  From that moment on, “Bana” was born, and she has remained Bana to her close family and friends.