Williams a gifted athlete, was perhaps not the best actress, but she was charming and amazingly beautiful. While film can never tell us what a person was really like, Williams always seemed like a kind person to me and her films shine with her delightful personality. Her style perfectly captured one of my favorite eras in mid century fashion, the post war 1940s and the early 50s.
While she is of course best known for her amazing swim suits, many on display in my favorite of her films, Neptune's Daughter, she also seemed to have a favorite accessory, the hair flower. Esther's gorgeous chestnut locks were rarely without floral adornment.
Now I'm no Esther, I only dog paddle and I certainly don't have her gorgeous tresses, but I do love hair flowers. Since I'm hair styling challenged they let me add a festive vintage look to my locks with minimal effort. Most of my favorites are front the brilliant Jamie's Etsy shop Chatterblossom. Her beautiful creations are made from genuine vintage millinery flowers. I have quite a collection by now.
My latest hair flower though is from Luxulite. It's a tiki style hair clip and its tons of fun, inexpensive (less then ten dollars), and it really reminds me of Esther's flowers.
Perfect summery hair gear. Now if only I could swim like this, and had such a fabulous pool!