It’s pretty much common knowledge, but I’m a tad obsessed with Anthropologie. And by obsessed, I mean I want to make out with it, get married, and make cute little babies that poop out tiny felted flowers.
Too bad I can’t actually afford anything from there. But I digress…..
A few weeks ago the fall 2011 Anthro (that’s what all the kids like to call it) catalog showed up in the mail. I’m not sure how exactly I ended up on Anthropologie’s mailing list. The only reason I can think of is that somewhere along the line I must have pissed someone off and they figured the best way to torture me would be by a slow and painful death by way of unfulfilled desires.
Here’s a peek at some of my favorite looks:
I may not be able to afford a single thing those models are wearing, but there is one aspect of that look that I can easily recreate: The double french braid. I learned how to braid my own hair about a year ago by following this Easy Peasy Bang Braid tutorial. Once I mastered the bang braid, I moved onto the double french braid, which was really quite simple.
I promise you that a double french braid is easy to master, and I’m going to show you all how you can re-create this look on your own. It’s a great alternative to a ponytail and I love the way it complements this season’s ethnic prints and bohemian influences. If all else fails, it will really come in handy when your little darling starts her first year of Pop Warner cheer.
The Anthropologie Inspired Double French Braid Tutorial
(photos by the lovely and talented Staci from Juniper and Brant)
Here is my hair in it’s natural state. It’s an unruly beast, isn’t it?
Step 1: Part your hair and secure one side in a pony tail holder.
I like to keep my side part and then split it down the middle in back. A side part is easier on the face. Unless you are 19. Then you can part your hair however you want.
Remember: You will already know how to do this because you watched the Easy Peasy Bang Braid tutorial.
Secure the ends with a small elastic hair band. I like the clear plastic ones by Sam Goody. You can find them at the drug store.
Step 3: Do the other side:
It’s easier to do when you DON’T have a baby sitting on your lap.
Step 4: Twist the two braids together.
If they are long enough, you can tie them like I did. If not, just do your best. Don’t worry- It’s going to look like a hot mess at first, but it gets better.
Step 5: Start pinning.
Just put in bobby pins all over the place until everything is secure. More is more.
Step 6: Step back and marvel at the finished product.
You are amazing and you look exactly like that 16 year old Anthro model in desperate need of a sandwich. Except way more worldly and experienced, ovbs. And not as hungry.
Jessica Alba looking totally hawt….
And the bohemian poster child Nicole Ritchie. She might be just a teeny tiny bit hungry though…
Good luck girlfriends! I can’t wait to see you all rocking your double french braids and knockoff Antrho clothes from H&M this winter! Or is that just me….