Radiance and restraint were the words of the day backstage at Hérve Léger's spring 2013 showing. Val Garland, for Temptu, focused on creating incandescent skin and a strong brow to keep the models looking healthy and young. "The look is a very tough, androgynous beautiful, brushed-brow girl," said Garland, who used Temptu Airpod Foundation across the face and a shimmering champagne highlight to contour. "The skin is flawless." For the final look, which also featured champagne-hued highlight on eyelids and the inner corners of the eye, and glistening "moisture" on the lip, power came from simplicity. "The clothing is very body conscious and the hair is strong so to pull the girls back a little [in the face] made them even stronger," she said. "It was all about getting that glow factor in the skin."
The striking braid-infused hairstyle, imagined by Laurent Philippon for Bumble and bumble, alluded to both a "harness" and "s & m. I't a very simple shape with a couture twist," he said, drawing a parallel between the look and the collection. "It's deliberate." Philippon began by "loading" hair with Bumble's Spray de Mode, then applying Does It All styling spray, while flat ironing. Next, Philippon created a "very clean" side part and infused two tight cornrow-style braids right above the model's ears. The braids were then brought to the back of the head and united into one. Although one of the side braids was hidden under the look, the other wrapped around the back of the head, then seemed to disappear into the hair. To achieve this half hidden braid, Philippon pulled a portion of the models hair over it on only one side. "It's very structured and tough," he said, "But it moves. It's not stiff."
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