One might imagine that milkmaid braids would be pushed completely overboard into costume territory when paired with elements of lederhosen and dirndls and folkish embroidery. But it must be handed to Sissy Vian and Camilla Akrans, who styled and photographed this shoot respectively: Aline Weber may look a little Heidi, but we don’t expect to find her herding goats. Instead there’s actually some practical styling inspiration for both hair and clothing, from the strict black and white ensembles to leather harnesses and braces to soft fur trimmings.
Between Akrans’ trademark photography techniques and the soft-meets-stern styling there’s
never been better inspiration for dabbling in the milkmaid braid hairstyle or throwing some traditional folk costume elements into a modern outfit. It looks like this issue of Vogue Japan will be well worth picking up.
To view the full shoot of Aline Weber in the August 2011 issue of Vogue Japan, click on the thumbnails.