The beauty look at DKNY was as varied as it gets: personalized hairstyles and makeup looks, and one of three nail options.
“We’re doing a real New York mashup,” said Eugene Souleiman, who was working with Wella Professionals at the show. “It’s really about celebrating a city, the cultures in it and the subcultures in it. I’m not necessarily talking about race — I’m talking about youth culture, club culture. The show’s about some unusual and interesting-looking people.” Because Souleiman was using nearly every product in Wella’s arsenal to create looks — from green braids to spiky locks — he noted, “it almost doesn’t feel as if this is backstage. It feels like we’re in a fashion salon, and everyone has a look that suits them.”
“We’re playing with makeup,” said Yadim, working with Maybelline at the show. “There was quite a bit of street casting for this show, and a lot of different personalities. Donna wanted the beauty look to reflect that. We did the basics [such as mascara and foundation] on everyone to bring them to a certain level, and then after that, I’m just trusting my team to have a dialogue with anyone who’s sitting in their chair and pull from there what they feel comfortable wearing. The only thing I told my team was to stay away from any bright competing colors except red lipstick, because the collection’s black and white and graphic. I don’t want to compete with the clothes — I want to accentuate them.”
Michelle Saunders, working with Essie at the show, created three nail looks. One, an inverted French manicure, was achieved by applying Essie’s First Base base coat to the nails, then one coat of Blanc, a white nail polish. Next came Smokin’ Hot, a gray polish, over the center of the nail, leaving a thin white arc around the entire base of the nail. She then added Allure, a sheer pinkish white on top of that to achieve a cement color and Matte About You top coat to finish. A second look was achieved by applying two coats of Blanc to the nails and then finishing with Matte About You. The third look used Mademoiselle, a sheer baby-pink, with Matte About You on top.
EXCLUSIVE: Two and half months after John Targon, cofounder and codesigner of Baja East, was hired as creative director of the contemporary division at Marc Jacobs, he has left the company, WWD has learned. Marc Jacobs International, which is owned by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, confirmed Targon’s departure in a statement: “John Targon is a talented designer and we appreciate the work he has done here. Ultimately working together did not make sense for the brand and we wish him the best.” Read the story by @jessiredale, link in bio. #wwdnews
@theluxurycollection is officially launching a collection, tapping Sofia Sanchez de Betak for the capsule. Over 30 styles will be featured in the Chufy x The Luxury Collection, debuting next month at Bergdorf Goodman, The Webster, FiveStory and more. De Betak, known as “@chufy,” drew inspiration for the collection from her trips to Japan in the past year #wwdfashion
@lhd, founder and CEO of @thewebster, has teamed up with @lebonmarcherivegauche for the European launch of her ready-to-wear line, LHD. The launch will come with an exclusive pop-up opening today that’s set to run through May 20. Located on the second floor, it carries her debut Miami-themed resort collection, launched in November as see-now-buy-now. #wwdfashion
@longchamp, which marks its 70th anniversary this year, just opened its biggest U.S. store on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. On the lower level there’s a floor-to-ceiling display of the brand’s iconic Le Pliage bag – in all of its different colors, shapes and sizes. Customers can also have their product personalized in-store by imprinting names, initials or emblems. #wwdfashion (📷: @ericmtownsend)
“Whenever I’m in that place of sound and music, I don’t have fear or nervousness…This album has a lot of themes of courage and boldness and I want to be the soundtrack for people’s lives. I’ll be so happy if [my songs] evoke strength in people, which I know music has done for me,” says @kimbramusic of her newest album “Primal Heart.” The New Zealand-born singer sat down with WWD to talk about her music, newest tour and connecting with hear fans — read more on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
Luxury handbag resale company @rebagofficial is planning to sell a rare collectible for $70,000: the @hermes White Crocodile Himalayan Birkin. The exclusive Birkin sold for about $100,000 in 2008, when @davidbeckham bought one for his wife @victoriabeckham to add to her collection. Read more about the rare Birkin on WWD.com #wwdaccessories
With her costume pearl necklace and what-you-see-is-what-you-get style, Barbara Bush, who died Tuesday at age 92, was a straight-shooter from start to finish.
Born Barbara Pierce in New York City, Bush served as the 37th first lady, as well as the country’s second lady from 1981 to 1989. In addition to being part of the longest presidential marriage — 73 years — Bush also had the unlikely distinction of having one son, George W., become the 43rd president and another son, Jeb, run unsuccessfully in 2016. Having served as second lady during the Reagan administration’s two terms and lived all over the world during her own husband’s ascending political career, Barbara Bush made it clear that literacy — not fashion — was her priority. Read more from Rosemary Feitelberg’s obituary on the late First Lady in WWD.com, link in bio. #barbarabush #wwdnews
Western and ’90s trends have influenced denim for fall 2018. Think raw, dark and coated jeans mixed with bold prints and tough leather. #trendtuesdays #wwdfashion (Styled by @thealexbadia;📷: @ryanplett)