Hair and makeup echoed the same raw femininity as the spring collection that Jason Wu presented Friday afternoon at the St. Regis.
Elegant updos pinned throughout with bowlike swatches of voluminous black hat fabric took center stage at the hands of hairstylist Odile Gilbert, who was working on behalf of Aveda.
“The inspiration is a bit like a chignon from the Seventies but updated for today,” she said while combining pieces of hair with the textured material. “We wanted a modernity and transparency — so hair is up and out of the face, with volume.”
To start, Gilbert pulled hair into a ponytail using Aveda’s Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother to get rid of any frizz or texture, and then applied the brand’s Glossing Straightner to make hair shiny and sleek. Next, she simply crossed loops of the black mesh fabric together with sections of the hair before pinning and setting with Aveda’s Air Control spray.
“The collection is sophisticated but simple at the same time,” said Gilbert. “So we wanted the same direction for the hair.”
Makeup mirrored that same chic simplicity, but with a twist, as natural, slightly shiny faces were offset by bold rich lips.
“The clothes are incredibly beautiful and chic but with a tiny edge to them, and that’s what were trying to bring into the faces,” said makeup artist Lucia Pieroni, who was working on behalf of MAC Cosmetics. “They’re these gorgeous women, but they’re not uptight and so perfectly made up — they have a little rawness to them.”
To achieve this, Pieroni offset natural skin with a little shine and glitter, dotting the top of eyelids with MAC’s Crushed Metal Pigment Powder. On lips she used one of three dramatic shades — MAC’s Media Lipstick, Cyber Lipstick and Dame Mattene — depending on the skin tone.
“All dark girls are getting the dark brown burgundy color, the blond girls are getting bright red, and all the others are getting a kind of deep, black currant-like one.”
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