While her everyday look is quite minimal, some of Kiko's other beauty choices are quite bold (OK, probably with a little help from stylists, but she wears every look exceptionally well).
These hairstyles are not for the faint of heart.
One look I loved in particular was one from her Kiko Mizuhara for Opening Ceremony collection (Yoko Miyake, please style me!). This look is 5-to-10-year-old girl, heightened to immeasurable amounts of cool.
For this look, I wanted to do a little experiment. Does this look only belong on little girls and models, or do everyday post-pubescent adult mortals stand a chance, too?
The answer is no. You pretty much have to be nine or Kiko Mizuhara to pull this one off.
For the brave, here is a brief how-to, though it's pretty self-explanatory: I basically parted my hair in the middle, and did two small French braids going down the sides of my face. I added two more random (non-French) braids to the sides, then used various dollar store variety child-approved hair clips and went to town.
I kept the face simple with concealer, filled in brows, barely-there liner and lip balm.
Here are the results, with the help of my nine-year-old sister.
Also, doing a shoot with a rambunctious child is fun, but do expect 99% of these kinds of shots:
So there you have it: not all model looks are made for the general public (no kidding), but I would love for you to prove me wrong! Would you revisit kid clips or are you thinking, "Why, WHY did you even try this, Mari?!?"
I know, I know. But Kiko made me.