February 25, 2010

Greek braid: "Gaia the Earth Goddess"

Here is a style my friend Kate made. I can't do it on myself, but it is really lovely and much like styles on Greek and Roman statues. It would also be great for a Renaissance Faire. I think Kate even looks like the pictures of Gaia in my elementary school history textbooks...

February 7, 2010

Regency French Twist

My version of a French Twist with curls is a bit sloppy, but you can get the general idea from the pictures.

I think the making of it had something to do with making a loose bun and then turning it on its end and rolling it into itself (leaving the curls out of course). Check out my second ever post ("Timeless Twist: "A La Parisienne"") for French-Twist-making instructions. These will give you at least a skeleton of an idea on how to make this, but I say: "trial and error, my friends!"