LADY IN RED Natalia Vodianova in a couture Dior lace gown at the Love Ball, 2013
Braids are back. But think less childhood images, more polished
Upper East Side, instead. As Guido, the stylist behind Valentino's side-swept plaits, explains, "There's seduction in its innocence." Side-part your hair, loosely plait, then rub a few drops of Rahua Hair Elixir lightly down the length. Et voilà: sleek, sophisticated elegance.
the Modern Muse:
Who: Russian-born supermodel
who makes children's wishes come
true by building play parks in her home country, as founder of the
Naked Heart Foundation.
Her signature look: Elegant gowns in delicate lace or silk.
The runway tribute: The luxurious marabou-trimmed dresses at Jason Wu and lace gowns at Valentino
How to wear it now: Choose all out drama with a red lace gown, matching lips and simple sandals.
Words: Amy Wilson-Thomas; Natalie Rigg.