I was disappointed about the portraits thing. I guess they are remnents of the past left behind to educate and better the future of tomorrow. Also, I'm glad the hp fact one cleared it up for me on that part!
Take hair from one side of your hair, braid tight. Bring this to the other side of the head and secure both sides with a bobby pin so that it stays in place. Take all the loose hair and tie it into a messy bun at the top of your head
This hairpiece and hairstyle are very soft and elegant but I feel like they could be really breathtaking with the right outfit. I also feel that they embody my steampunk theme, with how outgoing the peacock feather hairpiece is.