Beauty backstage at Betsey Johnson was eccentric and varied, to say the least. This season’s retrospective show marked Johnson’s 50th year working as a fashion designer, and three separate beauty looks were inspired Johnson's evolving personal style through the years. Despite the decades, “she’s stayed true to herself," said lead makeup artist Kelly Thompson for Kryolan. “She’s the real deal.” The first look was retro-inspired glam and hinted at Johnson’s current style. Thompson used Kryolan Eye Shadow Variety Palette in V3, a range of neutrals, to create an allover black eyelid. She finished it off with Multi Gel Glitter in Gold for shine and sparkle, and two layers of Stargirl S1 faux eyelashes for a dense, dramatic emphasis. Bright-red lips were painted with Lipstick Matt in Eos and finished with Multi Gel Glitter in Red for more sparkle. Hair, imagined by Rafe Hardy for Sexy Hair, was inspired by vintage, 1940s movie star waves — a “modern take on a classic look.” Sexy Hair Smooth & Seal Aerated Anti-Frizz Spray was used before hair was curled with both 1-inch and 1.25-inch curling irons, then set with Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Touchable Hairspray. Danielle Candido for Morgan Taylor Lacquer created a high-sparkle red nail using one coat of Pretty Woman, a vibrant pink, followed by two layers of New York State of Mind, a dark glitter. For the second look, inspired by Johnson’s style in the Eighties, Thompson used Kryolan Coloring Vision Palette in Vivid to create the a rainbow of color — literally — on and around the eyelids. Lips were “straight color”, filled in with Lipstick Matt in Nike, a vivid hot pink. Skin was kept completely matte but eyes were given some shimmer thanks to a highlighter — a nod to “textures of the time.” For hair, Hardy created straight roots and crimps all the way down, using two different micro crimpers for a zigzag effect. Big Sexy Hair Push Up Thickening Finishing Spray was used on ends for volume and width. “I went to beauty school in the Eighties, so I know how to crimp,” said Hardy. Candido finished the look with a graphic Mod-print black-and-silver manicure using Morgan Taylor Lacquer Little Black Dress as the base and Could Have Foiled Me, a silver metallic, as the accent. Finally, a third look represented Johnson’s punk rocker style in the late Sixties and Seventies. Thompson used Kryolan Illusion Palette to create a white eye with a deep black crease. Lips were glossed over in silver with High Gloss Pearl for a “really shiny” effect. Hardy created a Debbie Harry-inspired updo to match the makeup, first curling hair with a two-inch barrel iron, then adding texture with Healthy Sexy Hair Soy Paste. Nails were marbled and psychedelic — a combination of bright pinks and blues from Morgan Taylor Lacquer.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)