Charlotte Tilbury, working with MAC Cosmetics at Donna Karan, based the look on “black-and-white film noir, sort of Greta Garbo meets modern.”
The focus? Red, red lips that Tilbury said were intended to resemble lacquered cherries. “I used a bright cherry MAC lip pencil and MAC Mixing Medium to create a deep red shade, then covered the lips with MAC’s clear Lipglass immediately before the girls hit the runway,” said Tilbury. “There’s almost a pointy quality to the mouth. I’m not into the trout pout anymore — the color and the outlining make the look more interesting and refined.” Skin, first prepped with porcelain-hued foundation, was given a “waxy” quality by applying clear MAC Mixing Medium on cheeks and eyelids. Tilbury next applied blue-gray eye shadow from the socket to the brow, for a shadowlike effect. She eschewed both mascara and blush.
Eugene Souleiman keyed the hair, creating what he called a “classic Donna look” with black plastic headbands he picked up in Paris. “The hair is all about how light reflects off of glossy hair,” he said. “It’s intended to look almost unnaturally perfect and elegant — almost like the girls are mannequins.” Souleiman first sectioned off hair, then dampened it with water at the roots and pulled it back tightly into a ponytail, which he tied with cord. “Hair dampened with water shrinks as it dries,” explained Souleiman. “We wanted a very, very tight look, and with the combination of water and pulling the hair back tightly, this hair is completely smooth.” Next, Souleiman gathered the hair and rolled it around and under chopsticks at the back of the head to create a nontraditional bun. “I didn’t want to do a ballerina bun,” he said.
Wella System Professional Ultimation Shine was sprayed generously on the hair — more heavily toward the front of the head, getting slightly less glossy toward the back of the head. “The light plays on the different amounts of shine, creating different textures,” he said. The look was finished with the headbands, worn at the front of the hairline.
@pantone announced their Color of the Year 2018: Ultra Violet. Nearly 20 months after the musician Prince’s death, fashion is having a purple moment. Varying shades of purple appeared on spring or fall runways, from @christopherkane to @calvinklein. @gucci’s Alessandro Michele bathed his fall runway in ultra violet-colored light at one point. Pantone 18-3838 is meant to “push the boundaries of what inspires us to look upward and outward to the future.” #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
@badgalriri’s @fentybeauty launch in September was a massive success on social media, powering $72.9 million of earned media value, according to Tribe Dynamics. The brand’s foundation offering sparked conversations about diversity in beauty, launching the growth of emerging influencers and propelling the brand’s support on social media. Today, #fentybeauty won Launch of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📷: Chema Moya/EPE-EFE)
@marianna_hewitt has become one of the most influential content creators in the beauty space, with almost 800,000 Instagram followers and a newly launched skin care line called @SummerFridays. Today, she was awarded Influencer of the Year at the WWD #BeautyIncAwards. (📸: @sophiachabbott )
As shopping behaviors evolve, the retail experience must follow. Head over to retail experts @colliersinternational’s Knowledge Leader series to read more about the shift in our shopping era. #colliersretail #lovecolliers
@prada opened a pop-up club, called Prada Double Club, in collaboration with German artist Cartsen Höller at @artbasel Miami. Last night, guests – including @youngparis, @ritaora and even Miuccia Prada herself – gathered in a former ice factory where the pop-up is housed for a performance from @wyclefjean. Go to WWD.com for full coverage on all the exhibits, parties and more at #ArtBaselMiami. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
@louboutinworld and @disney are making magic once again, creating a set of shoe designs for the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Louboutin designed a pair of shoes for each of the film’s four female leads: Rey (@daisyridrey), Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo (@lauradern), Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) and Rose Tico (@kellymarietran). The shoes will debut on Saturday at the L.A. premiere of the latest episode. #wwdfashion
Today at the #BeautyIncAwards 2017, WWD will be joined by beauty leaders from around the world as we honor this year's most innovative people, products, brands and places. Follow along here and on Twitter for live coverage from the exclusive event. #wwdsummits (📷: @elizaflorendo)
Exclusive: Beauty superinfluencer @marianna_hewitt is launching her first-ever skin care brand with her business partner @laurengores. Their new line Summer Fridays, which will be sold exclusively at summerfridays.com starting in January, is launching with just one product – a hydrating cream Jet Lag Mask. “We wanted to focus on one product that was amazing,” said Hewitt. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Michelin star-rated chef PJ Calapa marks his first solo endeavor with today’s opening of @scampinyc –– the new Southern Italian restaurant located in Manhattans’ Flatiron District. The upscale yet welcoming environment matches the menu, which includes two types of scampi: traditional Italian langoustines in butter and the Americanized version with shrimp over pasta 🍤 - pictured here. #wwdeye (📷: George Chinsee)