12 posts tagged "Braids"
At Style.com, a braid rarely goes unnoticed—from the thin kind displayed at Valentino Couture to Rodarte’s rosettes (a favorite of hairstylist David Babaii), we have a passion for plaits. One of my favorite looks from this past season was the slightly disheveled halo braid created by Antonio Corral Calero at Alice + Olivia (a similar version was worn by Maia Mitchell at last night’s Teen Choice Awards). The best part: This soft, romantic style is wearable by those of us to which the labels “teen” or “model” don’t apply. At Stacey Bendet’s Fall show, this band of braids was made more mature with the addition of a moody merlot-colored lip and gilded eyes. It’s a look I imagine a modern-day (and grown-up) Heidi would work in the Alps—clad in one of Bendet’s motorcycle jackets, of course.
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Guido Palau’s ethereal coronet braids, seen on Valentino’s Spring ’12 and Fall runways, had us raving. Since those shows, creative plaits—from the face-framing halo to the artfully disheveled mermaid—have become an increasingly popular red-carpet option with starlets like Scarlett Johansson, Elle Fanning, Sienna Miller, and, most recently, Diane Kruger. After working a forties-inspired ‘do last week, the actress took a page out of Princess Leia’s playbook to turn on the Christmas lights along the Champs-Élysées. Wearing two loopy braided buns reminiscent of the Star Wars heroine and a Lanvin gilt brocade dress, Kruger looked holiday ready.
Nicole Richie has pretty much mastered any/all forms of braid love. One of the first to (successfully) embrace the milkmaid movement that swept Hollywood a few years ago, she continues to experiment with the style, frequently alternating between a coronet of braids and the reverse style which wraps around the back of the head, rather than the front. She went with a more sophisticated French interpretation at last night’s Environmental Media Awards, but kept it edgy by finishing it with a messy bun. We’re fans of this look when our hair is really (really) dirty—and are thrilled to see that it’s now red-carpet acceptable.
At the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation’s A Magical Evening Gala last night, Lindsay Price chose a loose side braid to compliment the layers of chiffon billowing from her Grecian-inspired dress— creating a haphazard wreath of sorts. We’re conflicted as to how we feel about seeing this typically casual look on the red carpet but we think she’s pulling it off. What say you?
Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage for Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation