This season, the beauty look at Donna Karan was all about strength and design — much like its founder.
“We wanted to go back to Donna’s founding DNA with a smoky eye, but execute it with a modern twist,” said Charlotte Tilbury, who was working with MAC Cosmetics at the show. She began by prepping the skin with moisturizer, adding full coverage foundation to mask any imperfections. Next, she turned her attention to the look’s focal point, a smoky eye executed in black and silver. After curling lashes and adding mascara on the top lashes, she mixed MAC’s Paint Pot in Black Ground and MAC’s Reflex Pearl and Shine and applied from lids to brow bone, blending the mixture to look almost like a shadow and topping it with a bit of moisturizer. She brushed Linen shadow under the eyes, blending it with a bit of the smoky eye mixture. She contoured the cheeks with MAC’s Sculpting Cream, topping it with Luna Cream Color Base. To finish, she applied Fleshpot lipstick to lips with her fingertips.
Eugene Souleiman created an architectural, slightly S&M ponytail that stood away from the head by gathering each model’s hair and tying it with a cord near the top of the crown, then applying a full human-hair fall over it and fastening it with a leather-covered band. He flat-ironed the hairpieces, cutting them straight across the bottom. “The hairpieces are heavy, but that and hair spray make this look,” said Souleiman, who applied copious amounts of hairspray close to the head and blow-dried it into the hair before forming the ponytail. “There’s something very strong, yet restricted about it.”
Marian Newman, working with MAC, painted the nails in a putty-taupe shade by MAC.
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty