From what to drink to who’s wearing what (plus a pop quiz to test your knowledge of the art and science of fragrance), our definitive guide to this year’s FiFi Awards.
Don Loftus' Top Five Tips on How to Accept a FiFi
Here, Donald J. Loft us, the Procter & Gamble Prestige leader who also happens to be an accomplished writer, reveals his stage-winning strategies for a witty acceptance speech.
1. Get Up There... Fast!: When your award is announced, get up on that stage as fast as possible. It’s already been a long night. You can kiss everyone you know once you are off the stage.
2. Don't Act Surprised: No one is buying it. You know you expected to win. We all know you expected to win.
3. Keep It Brief: It’s already been a long night. Don’t thank everyone you’ve ever known by name. Group them together. For example: “Thank you everyone I’ve ever known.” That should cover it.
4. Thank Those Who Will Be Voting Next Time: You should be covered with Step 3, but know that if you miss someone, they will probably vote for someone else the next time.
5. Mention Don Loftus: If you could include me in your list of “thank yous,” I will also vote for you next year.
A Makeup Primer
Melissa Silver is the go-to makeup artist for industry execs like Lynne Greene and Gina Drosos. She’s already booked for the big event, but agreed to share her top tips for award-winning makeup.
● Warm up your complexion, while staying harmonious with the rest of your coloring, so that you don’t look washed out under the stage lights or in pictures. Bronzer is key. ● Eyes are always a focus. False lashes are very important. I use individual clusters as they really emphasize the eyes without looking heavy. ● I’m very big on layering—powder shadow over cream shadow, powder or pencil over cream liner, powder blush over cream blush—anything to give extra staying power. ● Contouring and highlighting the cheeks, nose and jaw really does make a difference, particularly in photos. ● Waterproof mascara is an absolute must. (It holds a curl better, too). ● Don’t forget the body—arms, elbows, hands and legs should be moisturized (nothing high shine), and any little marks discreetly covered.
My character, Dinah Madani, is just the coolest, [most] badass woman imaginable," says @amberroserevah. The actress stars in @marvel's newest series on @netflix, @thepunisher. To prepare for her role, Revah sat down with Homeland agents to get a real sense of with Dinah's day-to-day life is really like. Read our full interview on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
A scene from the 91st annual @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade, which boasts 50 million TV viewers and 3.5 million on-site spectators, is considered one of the largest and most watched parades in the world. (📷: Jason Szenes/EPA-REX)
The circus came to @bloomingdales 59th Street on Tuesday night and lit up Lexington Avenue with acrobatic dancers, death-defying knife throwing, sword swallowing and aerial acts with no net. The 45 minutes of theatrics built up to unveiling the holiday windows depicting @swarovski crystal-encrusted circus pieces and scenes from “The Greatest Showman” – songs from the soundtrack included. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Joshua Scott)
The psychedelic fashion that pervaded the ’60s is back with an exhibit at the @museumofcityny. “Mode New York: Fashion Takes a Trip” chronicles the changing styles from 1960 through 1973 and features designers such as @ysl, @oscardelarenta and more. The exhibition, which is on display through April 1, is organized into four periods: First Lady Fasion, Youthquake, New Bohemia and New Nonchalance. Pictured here is model Pat Bardonella during the Garvey Day Parade in 1968. (📷: @kwamebphoto) #wwdeye #wwdfashion
“People should be a lot more honest in expressing both the dark and light of themselves. We need to give each other the space to do that because it’s the only way we can grow and evolve,” says @noelwells of her new film “Mr. Roosevelt,” which is largely based on her own struggles. Unexpectedly leaving @nbcsnl in 2014 after just one season, Wells felt set back in her self-esteem and career trajectory. She quickly refocused her energy to more personal projects, which led to the completion of “Mr. Roosevelt.” Read the rest of WWD’s interview with the “Master of None” actress on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
@barbrastreisand is giving fans a chance to see her perform up close in a new concert series, which makes its debut on @Netflix today. From behind-the-scenes takes to her concert performance in Miami last December, the two-hour streaming special captures Streisand in her element. Pictured here is the singer/actress photographed for WWD in 1963. (📷: Palmieri Tony) #wwdeye #wwdarchive
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)