Milkmaid Braids—With A Velvet Choker Necklace Twist
As we’ve already established on this blog, we love us some milkmaid braids. But what do we love even more than seeing these thick hair coronets in well-executed real life? Seeing them on Lara Stone in glossy form, paired with expertly crafted makeup courtesy of Aaron De Mey, Lancôme’s artistic director for makeup. The June/July issue of Paris Vogue features an always beguiling Stone as a Lolita-turned-dominatrix, complete with bleached brows, heavily lined soft gray smoky eyes, and matte red pout (that stellar manicure must be a double-issue bonus). The lips you can re-create at home alongside your own experiments in braiding by painting on a few coats of Lancôme’s Color Design Lipstick in Red Stiletto. As for that Stone-cold, come-hither stare, you’re on your own.