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.