James Kaliardos, lead makeup artist for MAC, was inspired by retro beauties Marlene Dietrich and Lauren Hutton for the structured golden look he created at Ruffian’s spring showing. “These are fantastic, independent, sexy women,” said Kaliardos, who added that Dietrich ventured bravely into Germany during WWII with generals Gavin and Patton. “This look is about being in the trenches and the deserts, still looking glamorous.”
Complexions were made to look “warm” with bronzer, while eye creases were contoured in a dark brown metallic shadow “for depth and dimension,” said Kaliardos. A “strong gold” shade was used on eyelids, and lips were coated in a pale peach gloss. “This is a woman who makes her own choices,” he continued. “There’s a toughness, but it’s beautiful.”
Hair, styled by Neil Moodie for Bumble and bumble, offset the structured faces by offering a feeling of undoneness and an unexpected shiny finish. “This is a really fresh way to wear a chignon,” said Moodie, who also cited Susan Travers, the first woman to join the French Foreign Legion, as an inspiration. “There is a glow to it, as if she just came out of the Sahara.”
After an initial application of Bumble Prep Spray, Moodie finger brushed hair back into a low ponytail, adding in silicone-rich Bumble Straight so strands would “glisten under the light.” He then used Bumble Gel throughout the ponytail and twisted it into a flattened, slightly oblong-shaped chignon for a “loose, chic, few-days-old” look. “It’s strong, a bit severe, but there’s a softness,” said Moodie.
Nails, done by lead artist Amanda Fontanarrosa for CND, featured Ruffian’s signature half-moon design, inspired by the designers’ collection of vintage Vogue magazines. “It’s a very flawless 1940s design,” said Fontanarrosa of the beige-and-black rounded nail. “The middle is neutral but not sheer.”
Each ring finger had a Ruffian monogram overlay and nails were filed into a vintage almond shape. “These are extensions of the finger,” said Fontanarrosa.
“It’s Ruffian femininity, diplomacy and beauty,” said Ruffian designer Claude Morais.
“The girls are ambassadoristas,” added designer Brian Wolk.
“These collections continue to build on that vision, empowering differently abled adults to express themselves through fashion,” said @tommyhilfiger of his line of adaptive apparel, which launches today. The line consists of 37 men’s and 34 women’s styles based upon the pieces from the spring Tommy Hilfiger sportswear collection. #wwdnews
“Stranger Things” is getting a new cast member for season 2. Meet @sadiesink_, the 15-year-old who will be joining the Netflix series for its new season. You may recognize her from “The Glass Castle” with Brie Larson and Woody Harrelson, but the Texas native’s next role goes in an entirely different direction. She describes her character, Max, as “a rough and tumble skater girl [who] becomes friends with the boys at school.” The second season debuts on October 27. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdeye
Amid the Harvey Weinstein controversy, there’s another sector that’s being put under the spotlight for sexual abuse: the modeling industry. While rumors about abuse and sexual harassment of female and male models — and the photographers, agents and others who perpetrated it — have circulated within the fashion world for years, model @cameronrussell started posting stories from models on Instagram last week about abusive situations they’ve encountered — from sexual harassment and molestation to attempted rape. Over 75 have weighed in so far. Read more on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdnews
To celebrate its 16th anniversary, @dylanscandybar tapped designers and celebrities to create mosaics out of candy. The mosaics will be auctioned off to support the philanthropic cause of each participant’s choice. Pictured here is the mural created by @aliceandolivia's Stacey Bendet. For a first look at some of the other artwork being unveiled tonight, go to WWD.com. #wwdeye
The annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic in Pacific Palisades this weekend drew Kate Hudson, Tracee Ellis Ross, Laura Dern and more. See pictures of the star-studded event on WWD.com. (📷: @chelsealaurenla) #wwdeye
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye