Why the milkmaid braid never goes away

What is it about the milkmaid braid that gives it such staying power? Amoungst our list of hair trends since back in 2008, it caries over from year to year and never quite goes away. There is a reason for this, of course: the milkmaid braid hairstyle is neither easy to create nor easy to pull off. That is, it’s never going to be as quick and simple to achieve as, say, last year’s ubiquitous topknot. And thus it will never be as overused as the topknot. Being that kind of micro-trend that never reaches mass saturation means it’s a style that simply continues to linger… And we’ve no complaint about that.

constance jablonski milkmaid braid

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011
Constance Jablonski: Numero, April 2011

Click on the thumbnails below to see a perfect example of the milkmaid braid in action: Constance Jablonski in lots of black + bling, as photographed by Ben Hasset. The shoot is from Numero’s April 2011 issue.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.