Hairspiration: soft afro hair

If your hair type leans to thick, textured, corkscrew curls then 2011 is the perfect time to embrace them; to enhance them. Forget the straightening irons and chemical treatments, the influence of 70s fashion means there’s no better time to go with the ‘fro. And if there’s one lesson learned from this beautiful shoot by Vivienne Mok its that a voluminous, textured ‘afro’ hairstyle doesn’t have to be accompanied by flares and platforms, rather it can work just as well with soft, romantic chiffons and lace.

Model Myriam Averlant’s halo of bushy spirals are faded through with caramel highlights for an even more striking effect; a perfect colour variation to try for summer 2011 and one that will carry through easily to the cooler months as well.

Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok

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Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok
Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok
Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok
Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok
Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok
Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok
Myriam Averlant by Vivienne Mok

This beautiful shoot of Myriam Averlant and her soft afro hairstyle comes courtesy of Vivienne Mok, whose work can be found at viviennemok.blogspot.com. You can view it in full by clicking on the thumbnails.

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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.