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.
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)