|Jyoti and Narelle|
Narelle wore her hair up (below) on Christmas Day, using a butterfly clip and two alligator clips to pin it up in sections, the last clip hidden by an adaptable red rose she found in the $2 shop the day before -- it can be fastened by elastic hairtie, small crocodile clip, or brooch pin.
"Tell on, and Amy, love, come place some flowers in Ida's hair; she has left that for your skillful hands to do."
a short story which you can read here: http://www.online-literature.com/alcott/2719/
In vain they searched; in vain Marie wailed and Belle declared it must be somewhere; no wreath appeared. It was duly set down in the bill, and a fine sum charged for a head-dress to match the dainty forget-me-nots that looped the fleecy skirts and ornamented the bosom of the dress. It had evidently been forgotten; and Mama dispatched Marie at once to try and match the flowers, for Belle would not hear of any other decoration for her beautiful blonde hair.
The dress fitted to a charm, and was pronounced by all beholders the loveliest thing ever seen. Nothing was wanted but the wreath to make it quite perfect, and when Marie returned, after a long search, with no forget-me-nots, Belle was in despair.
blushed with pleasure. Mama said: "It is more beautiful than any Paris could have sent us;" and Marie clasped her hands theatrically, sighing, with her head on one side:
"Truly, yes; mademoiselle is now adorable!"