I’ve always been interested to try new hair accessories but have always been somewhat intimidated about what can go on my hair. When I met Eugenie Chung from Petit Plume and saw her work, I fell in love with the hair pieces. I had to get to know her and what she was all about.
how did petit plume start?
I first wanted to go into Art Therapy, using arts as a means of therapy for people who had difficulty communicating in words. I applied for the Masters program and didn’t get accepted. I was crushed!
When I had gone to the interview for the program, I just designed something different as a headband for my hair. When I got rejected, I just looked at my headband and thought, “Hey, this is really cute. Maybe I’ll make a bunch of these just for fun.”
People began to notice my work, a company contacted me and requested pieces for their look book photo shoot. A friend who had started his own company told me to start a business.
“But I’m not business minded…so I’m going to fail,” I thought.
But he guided me through it. It’s been one year later and here I am.
“I JUST CAN’T AVOID NOT DOING THIS. IF I DON’T DO THIS NOW, I’M GOING TO REGRET IT LATER.”
– Eugenia Chung
how’d you get the name petit plume?
I thought of the materials I love to use. I couldn’t name my business little feathers. But I created a few different names with the concept and had people vote: Petit Plume won.
what’s petit plume‘s style?
It’s a European, French Bohemian style for hair accessories. Cute. Stylish.
Handmade with love.
I pay attention to detail and am always trying to find and try out new things. I customize, experiment, and meet people’s needs.
“FOR EVERY PIECE I SELL, A PORTION IS DONATED TO FIGHT AGAINST HUMAN TRAFFICKING.”
– Eugenia Chung
I want to be an advocate to fight against human trafficking and bring awareness to the issue.
what’s next for petit plume?
I’d love to go into a children and even men’s line soon.
how do our brides order customized hair accessories from you?
- Go to the website here.
- Click on the custom tab.
- Fill out the form and contact us about what you’d love to have: style, color, theme.
- There is a custom design fee on top of the price for the piece that pays for the samples I’ll create so you can give feedback on the design.
- The process takes at least 2 weeks depending on the response time of the bride.
any tips on how to pick the right hair accessory for your wedding?
Hair accessories are not subtle like jewelry. Everyone looks at your face. If there is something big in your hair, they will look at it. Everyone is different though so take a look at your head shape and pick the style accordingly.
Take a risk and try out different pieces! Some people are intimidated but if they try it on and wear it for a day, they get a feel for how people notice and compliment and realize what style works for them.
View more of Eugenia’s beautiful work with Petit Plume here.
Eugenia, thanks for an awesome time! I loved learning about your beautiful work and also about your good heart.
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