“The look is a Godard girl,” Romy Soleimani, who was working with MAC Cosmetics, said of the makeup backstage at Milly by Michelle Smith on Wednesday. “It’s a lined eye,” she added, but rather than using a black liner, Soleimani said, she went with a dark charcoal liner, which was “muted with a soft brown [eye shadow] called Wedge.”
The top, bottom and inside of the eye was lined, she said, adding that mascara was used on the top and bottom lashes, and a powder called Silver Dusk was applied on the upper temple and inner corner of the eye “for luminescence.”
Calling it a “lived-in look,” Soleimani also said it’s how makeup might look after it’s been partied in.
On the cheeks, Soleimani used a powder called Personal Style, which, she said, “looks nude but has dusty pink undertones.” The lips got one of two colors, depending on a particular model’s natural lip tone. One was a pale-beige, nude hue called Equality and the other was a nutty brown shade called Empowered.
Overall, it was a “satin sheen” look that was not too matte, said Soleimani. “It’s more like a mood, a character — more cinematic.”
Hairstylists Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri, who own Rsession Tools, did “casual, low side ponytails” to go with the headbands presented during the Milly show.
“The pony is asymmetric, so it falls over one ear, just as if [the girl] didn’t get it perfect,” said Ryan, who added the look also featured “subtle” middle parts. “She’s a cool girl who’s run out the door and [she’s] not trying too hard [with her hair].”
To get the look, Ryan blew the hair dry while applying volumizing tonics, primarily from Aveda. He also used a host of Rsession Tools implements, like the two-pronged Nalu Waver to create waves and a tool called Root Control for touching up hairlines and roots. A straightening iron that doubles as a curling iron was also employed.
To keep hair away from the face while models had makeup applied, Ryan used the Rickycare brand’s No Crease hair clips, which were developed by Ricky’s NYC, the hip, New York-based beauty retailer. (The chain’s founder, Ricky Kenig, was backstage taking in all the action.)
Instead of traditional, tissue paper-lined clips, which can stick to the hair, according to Ryan, the No Crease hair clips were used “so fine hairs didn’t get in the way of the makeup.”
Models’ nails got a coating of a CND shade called Dark Ruby, which Roxanne Valinoti of CND described as a red-black color. “It’s high shine and a shorter, more tailored [nail] shape, so it’s less Goth looking,” she explained. “It’s chic [and] French inspired. It works well with the nude lip.”
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@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)