16 posts tagged "Braids"
Pigtails are staging a comeback for the over-10 set: Guido Palau doubled up on braids for Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall ’14 collection, Chloë Sevigny arrived at the Met ball with two inverted twists in tow, and Hanneli Mustaparta wore fluffy ponies front-row at Dior Resort. Reminiscent of MBMJ’s fierce manga-meets-ninja models, Zendaya Coleman hit the BET Awards last night sporting superlong, tight plaits with a black cap, oversize hoops, a bomber jacket, and tiny bralette. Coleman proves that the key to pulling off bad-girl braids is to wear an equally edgy outfit; with a flirty dress or gown, it would have been all wrong. You can also take beauty cues from the new MBMJ ad campaign and add some unexpected color (and shock value) to a milkmaid iteration.
Flashback Friday is a feature on Beauty Counter in which we pore over the pages of our favorite glossies from decades past in search of a little modern-day makeup and hair inspiration.
The Model: Anne-Catherine Lacroix
The Moment: Bitty Braid
The Motivation: Summer is officially on come Saturday, and for East Coasters battling constant humidity, this means finding innovative ways to keep cool (and frizz-free). One of our favorites: the braid. Championed by Cara Delevingne at the launch of Kate Moss’ Topshop collection in London, a petite, face-framing plait is an easy way to camouflage bangs or simply pull strands off your face. We’re taking style cues from Cara and this late nineties editorial and replacing a handful of bobby pins or a headband with this tiny—yet effective—twist.
The plait that captivated many a designer (Adam Selman, Simone Rocha, and Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen among them) for Fall 2014 shows no sign of stopping: Cornrows made an appearance at Kenzo’s Resort show yesterday, alongside oversize hoops on select girls (an accessory seen at Balmain a few months back). They’ve also been spotted recently on the likes of Queen Bey, Rita Ora, Cara Delevingne, and Kristen Stewart. The braid with serious street cred that stems back to the Stone Age even showed up in our latest feature. For those of us who are all thumbs, we suggest finding a dexterous friend or enlisting the help of a pro.
Some celebrate the beginning of summer around the grill…and others welcome the warmer months with a new ‘do. Two Brit beauties, model Malaika Firth and pop star Rita Ora, are beating the impending heat (and frizz) with cornrows. While the catwalker showed off her braiding skills on Instagram, Ora took to the stage at BBC Radio 1′s Big Weekend in Glasgow, Scotland, with platinum plaits and Technicolor ends. With Queen Bey already jumping on the bitty-braid bandwagon, we have a feeling we’ll see many a Bo Derek-esque moment on the beach.
For inspiration throughout the ages, check out our brief history of the iconic hairstyle.
The reign of the cornrow continues in Australia, with these braids and dip-dyed ends showing up on the runway at Di$count (snapped by Style.com’s associate news editor, Katharine K. Zarrella). This plait seems to be seeking world domination for Fall 2014—staking its claim on the catwalk from New York to Sydney.