As summer came to a close, I came to a shocking realization: I didn’t have enough black headwear for my lolita wardrobe. While I love my headdresses from Paradise Rose, I wanted a bonnet, or something that took up slightly more room. Luckily I had my eye on a brand already: Junyvette.
Indie brand Junyvette
Junyvette is a lolita accessory brand based in Maryland in the United States. Their headdresses are slightly oversized, a style which I’ve heard some people refer to as a “quarter bonnet”. They have a large selection of lace ranging from cross encrusted to bunny infested.
I knew that I wanted a black headdress with a somewhat neutral lace. I’m not a big fan of crosses, and I definitely want this bonnet to read gothic, so bunnies were definitely out. At the time I placed my order, Junyvette’s Etsy was on vacation. I messaged them on Instagram on September 8, 2021, and quickly got a response letting me know that the Etsy store would be reopening soon. In addition, I had the option to place an order via Instagram and pay via Paypal. I opted to order through Instagram. Junyvette graciously answered my questions about styles and available lace. We agreed on the details and I received an invoice the same day.
On September 19, 2021, I got a photo of my finished bonnet. Junyvette let me know my item would be mailed later that week. On September 24, 2021, I received an email via Paypal that my item had shipped with a tracking number. On September 27, 2021, my headdress arrived at my home in Los Angeles, California.
Black lace headdress
My headdress arrived in a thin, waterproof envelope, tucked into a tule drawstring back with one of Junyvette’s business cards.
I cannot speak highly enough of this piece. The main body of the headdress is a light, sturdy cotton that holds the ruffles wonderfully. The longer chandelier lace gives it a romantic, gothic touch. The headdress attaches under each bow on the side with an alligator clip (though you have the options for combs too) and ties with a thin velvet ribbon. It is exactly what I wanted. I would highly recommend Junyvette and I’ll definitely come to them when I need a new headdress.
While we were at a corn maze, I asked my friends to take some photos showing off my new piece. I was sort of envisioning Momoko in the countryside.
Instead, I got this absolutely cursed image.
Happy Halloween, I guess!