Tarte’s spring color cosmetics line, a ménage of vintage flower-inspired shades and new products, has found a partner in celebrity makeup artist Tina Turnbow. The collaboration is the brand’s first. Turnbow, whose beauty clientele includes celebrities like Claire Danes, Jessica Szohr, Mary-Louise Parker, Ellen Page and Amanda Peet, describes her style as eco-conscious and fashion-forward.
“This is our first time collaborating with a makeup artist for a collection, so it was important that we worked with someone who embodied our high-performance, natural brand identity,” said Tarte chief executive officer and founder Maureen Kelly. “Tina Turnbow has been a Tarte loyalist for years as we are one of the only natural lines with high-performing cosmetics that lives up to the expectations of her countless celebrity clients.”
A highlight of the limited edition collection is Flower Child, an eye shadow palette with pigmented, earthy hues and pops of color; a double-ended brush, and double-ended eyeliner. The brand’s best-selling Natural Cheek Stain, formulated with pomegranate, acai fruit and goji berry, will be available in a limited edition shade of golden rose within the collection. Both items will be available at the end of January at Sephora and Henri Bendel.
“Our Flower Child eye shadow palette is wrapped in luxurious faux patent leather in our signature deep purple, and decorated with three-dimensional gold and purple flowers in alternating sizes for a whimsical touch,” said Kelly. “We also translated the three-dimensional idea to our cheek stain component for a floral deco that really comes to life.”
Come February, a new Multipleye Natural Lash Enhancing Primer and Natural Lash Enhancing Mascara will join the existing Natural Lash Enhancer product to complete a three-step, lash-growing regimen. New mint-infused Natural Gel Lip Stains, available in six berry and peachy shades, will complete the range. They are designed to provide lips with intensive moisture and antiaging benefits. The lip stains, inspired by Tarte’s iconic cheek stains, will be exclusive to Sephora and sephora.com.
Sabon Making Scents
Earlier this week, Israeli-based bath and beauty brand Sabon introduced its first fine fragrance collection, Essence of Pleasure.
Each unisex scent, blended in Normandy, France, was given a Hebrew name intended to define its character. The line is made of six Daily fragrances, $32 each, and two Boutique scents — one for men and one for women — at $42 each. Lyrical phrases and definitions of the names like Zohar (glow), Shir (song or poem), Aviv (spring) and Oneg (pleasure) come within each box.
The fragrances, developed as a complement to Sabon’s line of personal care products, are available at Sabon stores and on sabon.com.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast