Charlotte Willer, for Maybelline, was inspired by a photo of three “overly cool Asian chicks” in a magazine and an overall feeling of rock ’n’ roll for the look she created at L.A.M.B. Willer overexaggerated eyes with deep blue liner above and below the lash line and plenty of Maybelline Falsies mascara for a “spiky, clumped-together” feel. “It has a little bit of attitude, and is a little over the top,” said Willer. “It’s a little doll-like.” Lips featured Maybelline lipstick shades Born With It #015 and So Pearly #725. For a flush of rosiness, Willer contoured cheeks with Fit Me Powder and used Dream Bouncy Blush in Orchid Flush.
Hair, styled by Danilo, was meant to impart something between “rockabilly and Diane Arbus photographs of homeland America.” He began by creating a deep side part and then infused hair with curl. Next, he used a back-combing technique he calls French lacing, for weightless volume. “I smoothed out the texture at the top for the feel of a Sixties bouffant,” said Danilo, who used a brush instead of a comb on the style to keep the feel soft and touchable. “The updo is very Gwen,” said Danilo, who left bobby pins visible in the look, and added additional colorful clips as well. T3 products were used for the style.
Nails, done by Color Club, were kept purposefully undone. They were coated a “deep brown/burgundy” and gave off a “rebellious, edgy” feeling, with noticeable chipping (created with still-wet polish and Scotch Tape) left as part of the style.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@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