Polly Osmond, lead makeup artist for MAC, wanted to create the face of a "practicing ballerina. It's very pretty but it's not perfect," said Osmond. After applying Mineralize Moisture SPF 15 Foundation to complexions, Osmond used MAC powder blush in Tenderling and Well Dressed on cheeks and foreheads and dabbed on Cream Colour Base in Luna with her fingertip to "pop the highlight." She then "matted the T-Zone" on each model to keep shine at bay. Eyes featured Runway Rose--a hue from the brand's new Forecaste eyes palette for spring 2013, while cream Color Base in Shell was added to the center of the eyelid. To keep things light, Osmond opted for brown mascara, rather than black, on top and bottom lashes. Lips were given a soft coat of Cremesheen Lipstick in Creme Cup, mixed with concealer.
Antoinette Beenders, global creative director for Aveda, shaped top-of-head ballerina buns, fraught with a disheveled air. "This is a girl who is at practice rather than a recital," she said. "It's an off-duty ballerina." Beenders first applied Aveda Pure Abundance Style Prep, then blow-dried the product into the hair. Next, she flipped models' heads and pulled hair into a high ponytail, infusing Light Elements Texturizing Creme, raking the style upwards with her fingers. After twisting hair into a "messy, textured bun," she then pinned the style at the base of the bun to secure it. "I'm wrapping hair around itself," said Beenders, who added that flyways were "purposefully" left to float freely. For hold, Beenders misted on Air Control Hair Spray, which she favors for its "very fine" finish. The product was then massaged into the sides to loosen the updo. "It's very wearable," she said. "It's very New York."
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast