Contrast was at the helm for the Creatures of the Wind makeup look. “It’s sort of a pinup girl surrounded by surreal landscapes,” said James Boehmer, Nars director of global artistry. “Because this [is set in] the Forties and Fifties, we didn’t want it to be too literal. We took away the color on the eyebrow, the eyeliner and the mascara, so we’re just left with a color on the eyes and color on the lips.” Boehmer began by creating a clean canvas using Nars Cream Compact Foundation and Stick Concealer. Iceland Duo Eyeshadow was applied to the orbital part of the eye, and was rubbed with the artist’s fingers to make it not appear too chalky. Brows and mascara were left natural to focus on the opalescent shadow shade. To finish, the lips were completed with Red Square Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and layered with Timanfaya Satin Lip Pencil, which will launch in spring 2014.
For hair, “the look is inspired by Katherine Hepburn,” said Odile Gilbert, using Kérastase. “So very Hollywood done, but she has been to the beach.” Using Kérastase’s Mousse Bouffant and Powder Bluff, Gilbert used a one-inch barrel curling iron to give the hair a wavy effect. Next, she left out a chunk of hair on the right side of the head, laying it over the model’s eye. The rest was pulled back in a low pony at the nape of the neck, and was secured with a twisted strand of hair to create a barrette. Gilbert finished by spraying the whole head with Laque Dentelle Flexible Hold Hairspray. An admiring beauty editor looked to Gilbert and said, “It’s really cool.” To which Gilbert sarcastically replied in her distinct French accent, “Supercool.”
@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)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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