A feat of strength was represented at Prabal Gurung’s show Saturday.
“He wanted the girls to feel very empowered,” said lead makeup artist for MAC, Charlotte Tilbury. “But not in a classic Amazonian way, but more in a modern fresh-faced way.” Prepping the skin with Prep + Prime Moisture Infusion, Tilbury then gelled the eyebrows and brushed them upwards with MAC’s Clear Brow Set. Next, Tilbury mixed Red Statement and Rich New Mood and applied it with her fingertips to the top of the cheek and blended it away from the center for a flushed effect. “It’s that ruddy, healthy glow that would naturally occur when you’re sixteen and you’re kung fu fighting outside,” said Tilbury. “[Gurung] was very much inspired by these women in the Ukraine fighting for women’s liberation.” The eyes were blurred with a deep brown crème to create a natural shadow around the eyes. And lips were topped off with lip conditioner.
Paul Hanlon, working with OSiS by Schwarzkopf Professional, emphasized the importance of texture in this undone hairstyle. “It’s a slightly exaggerated version of when a girl goes for a fitting,” said Hanlon. Hanlon used a bottle of Dust It Mattifying Powder in each girl’s hair, which was pulled back in a messy bun, to give it a weathered appearance. He then finished with Elastic hair spray to catch any strays, while using a blow dryer to smooth them out.
Jin Soon for Sally Hansen created what she called a “skinny V.” Starting with a gold base, she then layered two diagonal shades of army green, leaving a slim triangle filled with gold. “He wanted something powerful,” said Soon, “ so I came up with some simple, elegant nail art.”
EXCLUSIVE: @tomford is opening its first-ever beauty store. The boutique, which opens November 20 in London’s Covent Gardens, was designed with the over-the-top glam Ford is known for. Read the full story on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: Simon Wagner) #TomFordBeauty
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)
For the holidays, @Burberry partnered with 20-year-old artist @blondeymccoy on a series of three outdoor murals in downtown Manhattan. The murals are McCoy’s interpretation of a Christmas eve party, the idea of charity and the spirit of family. His third mural, pictured here, is the most personal. The image depicts McCoy’s grandparents and father in London’s Trafalgar Square in the Seventies. “My work often features lots of sentimental objects.” #wwdeye
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