There's no avoiding braids backstage at Fashion Week Fall 2014, but the Aveda team at the Tibi show really displayed how smaller, more precise braids are taking the trend to a decidedly modern place. These aren't the mussy down-on-the-farm braids of seasons past. A single cornrow down the center part makes a much stronger stylistic statement. The country aspect here comes from the elevated, natural waves.
For their part, Aveda really created a relaxing party-with-friends type atmosphere backstage. Special catering and a stress relief station featuring free hand massage treatments with stress-fix for guests and press really did create a more calming atmosphere than most shows. And by day three, we're all starting to need those little stress-relieving pleasures.
The Bobbi Brown makeup look was "illuminated, natural and fresh." Lips were stained with Port lip color, while girls were given clean and natural eyes with a full and strong brow. Makeup Artist Kim Soane was inspired by austere Amish life.