Fashion week hair inspiration: the braided crown

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Fashion week is all the buzz these past few weeks, and will continue to show up in blog and fashion sites all over the web for a while, we’re sure. We’ve gotten peaks into our share of shows, but were taken aback by the gorgeous, ultra-fem braided crowns shown at the Erin Fetherston show. Since the Heidi-inspired look makes us want to skip in a field of sunflowers in a gauzy gown, we knew it was one for our lookbooks! 
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Soon after our initial Erin Fetherston inspiration and infatuation, we saw photos of Jessica Alba‘s double braided headband from the 2011 Orange British Academy Film Awards that reminded us of a look Sienna Miller rocked a few years back. We’re totally loving the milkmaid updo, and think it would even be cute with your hair down. 
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The look is simple to achieve, but is best accomplished with longer hair. You can either french braid the ‘do into your hair (a la Jessica Alba) or wrap a long braid, starting at your ear, around your head and pin it back. Either way, you really can’t go wrong. To finish off the look, and make it appear effortless, pull a few loose pieces of hair out around your ears, and the nape of your neck. Voila!

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