When conceptualizing his Fall 2013 runway collection, Christian Siriano was inspired by Russian opulence. And Siriano's team of hair and makeup gurus put together a look so soft and feminine, the models themselves were raving about it. If you're looking for a way to update your braids for Fall, you've got to check this out.
The look: A fishtail-braided updo, thick black liner, and heavy contouring
The inspiration: Women who visit the ballet in Russia
Overheard backstage: "Christian wanted Heidi braids; I wasn't going to let him have it." — Antoinette Beenders, Aveda global style director