It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.
Not needing much of a translation, as we already appreciated the power of the braid, but the fashion world appears to have caught up recently. Glamour March 2010 (USA edition) featured four different ways to braid - check out their article here for how to braid on trend.
"March is all about milkmaid braids and princess plaits."
How I do it: I experimented with a low, loose, side braid. I lightly teased the bottom mass of my hair to give my braid a teeny bit of volume. To keep it loose, I just used a hairband at the bottom and let the top relax. This caused some of the layers from the other side of my head to fall out, which looked pretty cute. I concealed the hairband with two bow hairclips. To prevent all of my hair from falling out at the back, I "discreetly" used some bobby pins. Not enough, apparently; by the end of the night a fair chunk of my hair had fallen out. But that's my failure.
A better way of doing it: Ok. These are all the Spring 2010 braids from Miu Miu and Alexandra Wang. Need I say more?
My hair skills are generally poor. I took the simplest route with the look and was happy with the results. It took no time at all, looked pretty and went down well with all my friends.
Win, win, win!