Lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, Sil Bruinsma began by explaining that when working with Thom Browne, words get thrown around. Specifically for this show, he had to work with clowns, insane and hospital. “Last season was very fairy tale,” said Bruinsma. “This year, we’re going a lot darker.”
He began by creating a matte white canvas using Studio Fix Fluid SPF 15. Then with a thick brush he dusted Setting Powder. For the eyes, he blended a Paint Stick in Black and Chromaline in Marine Ultra and covered the entire eye. To finish, the lips were overdrawn and exaggerated with a blue-based, matte red lip liner. The nurse’s makeup remains the way it was applied, but additionally they will be sporting glasses. But before the patients walk the runway, Bruinsma will smear the eyes and lips to create a literal insane vibe.
Inspired by an insane asylum, Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble divided the looks into two sections, nurses and patients. “The look is kind of uniform in its insanity,” said Paul.
The first stop for both characters was Surf Spray, which was applied throughout the hair. Then, it was dried and teased with a comb and sprayed with White Hair Powder. To differentiate the categories, the nurses’ top of the head was flat and the rest was teased and tucked into a white snood hair net. The patient’s hair is teased throughout the front sticking straight up and throughout the back, which was kept in a red snood. Only the girls with short hair are having wigs or extensions applied, for the rest, its all their own.
Applied over the top of latex gloves, fake nails painted with a matte white are being glued to each finger. Using Essie, one coat of Blanc was layered with one coat of Marshmallow. To finish, the nails were coated with Matte About You Top Coat.
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New York-based DJ @harleyvnewton threw a party to celebrate the holiday collection of her dress and pajama line @hvn at the Ladurée Beverly Hills. It Girls @katebosworth, @rashidajones and more joined in on the fun, which included cocktails, croque monsieur sandwiches and a photo booth. #wwdfashion (📷: Owen Kolasinski/BFA.com)
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For spring 2018, designers applied bold colors and cartoonish motifs on everything from sneakers and belts to key chains. See all the top men’s accessories trends on WWD.com. #wwdtrends (📷: George Chinsee; Prop Styling by @rnasti; Market Editor: @luiscampuzano)
The @dior-sponsored @guggenheim international gala pre-party has a history of drawing cool-girl musical acts to serenade the crowd –– and last night was no exception. @haimtheband performed songs both new and old, and lured a star-studded audience with the likes of Rebecca Hall, Kate Mara, Mamoudou Athie and more. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
In a partnership between the @metopera and the @englishnationalopera, “Marnie” was born. The opera, with costumes sponsored by @mrporterlive, is an adaptation of the 1961 thriller by Winston Graham. Arianne Phillips, who created the costumes, is no rookie: She’s styled Madonna for her tours and created costumes for a myriad of films in the past. Read WWD’s interview with Phillips, where she talks about her inspiration for the opera’s costumes on WWD.com #wwdfashion
@barneysnyc took a different approach to their holiday windows this year. Instead of Christmas decor, Barneys tapped @thehaasbrothers to tell a story of positivity, gratitude and inclusivity via heartwarming silliness and humor. “It’s about kids and it’s about coming together and being family and loving each other,” said Simon Haas. #wwdfashion (📷: @joshuascottphoto)
Beauty influencer @kandeejohnson makes her foray into hair care with a collaboration with @ogx_beauty — making it the first time that OGX has teamed up for a product creation. The collab includes shampoos and conditioners in three scents. At 39 and a mom, Johnson is a different profile than the emerging social media stars, but is considered one of the pioneers of the digital beauty influencer world. Read WWD’s interview with her on wwd.com, including the strangest beauty product she’s ever tried #wwdbeauty