“The Monique Lhuillier woman is always the same woman,” said Val Garland working with MAC Cosmetics. “She’s chic and she’s red-carpet ready.” The collection consisted of a lot of hot orange and fuchsias, so Garland decided to create a bright red lip amongst the two dominant shades. The skin was meant to appear flawless with a satin finish by using Mineralized Foundation. Then, a cream-colored pencil was applied to the corner of the eyes and the brows were brushed up with Clear Brow Set. The lips were finished with Huggable Lip Color in Cherry Glaze and Basic Red Pigment was applied to the center.
“The inspiration is always the clothes, the geometry of the clothes and the freshness of the clothes,” said Bob Recine working with Moroccanoil and talking about the hair look. “That’s why I wanted to have something that looked wet, so it has that fresh and clean feeling.” To achieve the slicked back, stick straight do, Recine began by spraying Luminous Hairspray Medium throughout and then used a flat iron over each section. Then, he combed the hair forward toward the face and applied Volumizing Mousse from root to midlength in small one-inch sections to keep the hair saturated. Next, Recine took Styling Gel and combed everything back down and into place to make the hair appear wet. Adding contrast, Recine kept the rest of hair dry and brushed it straight. To finish, Luminous Hairspray Strong was sprayed to hold the hair in place and give it some shine.
Harrods plans to remove the famous statue of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed from the bottom of the Egyptian escalators and hand it back to Mohamed Al-Fayed. “We are very proud to have played our role in celebrating the lives of Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Al Fayed at Harrods and to have welcomed people from around the world to visit the memorial for the past 20 years,” said Michael Ward, Harrods managing director. “With the announcement of the new official memorial statue to Diana, Princess of Wales at Kensington Palace, we feel that the time is right to return this memorial to Mr. Al Fayed and for the public to be invited to pay their respects at the palace.” More on the news, with reporting by @loreleimarfil, at WWD.com. #wwdnews
@prada is introducing a new project at its men’s fall 2018 show this Sunday: “Prada Invites.” The fashion house invited four celebrated creative minds – @ronanaerwanbouroullec, Konstantin Grcic, @herzogdemeuron and @rem.koolhaas – to each create a unique item with its iconic nylon material. The designs will be unveiled on the runway show, which will take place at the company’s warehouse in Viale Ortles 25. #wwdfashion #mfwm (📷: @martinocarrera)
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion