Sebastian Professional is known for its edgy, hair-raising image campaigns, and now the Procter & Gamble Co.-owned company is celebrating the unconventional with its “New to the Eye” fashion photography contest, which focuses on hair.
Venezuelan-born, New York-based Miguel Villalobos locked in the top Gold prize with a collection of photos in both color and black-and-white. They range from a pillow portrait of actress Tilda Swinton to images of a model sporting a seaside style, accented with shells and bird wings.
There’s also a bountiful bouffant constructed of real blooms, reminiscent, as jury-member Matthias Harder (curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin) reminded the crowd, of works by 16th century painter Arcimboldo, who assembled faces from grouped objects.
An exhibit, made up of 45 of 1,100 submitted works, runs through Friday at Berlin’s artMbassy gallery, then goes on tour, starting with Vienna and Zurich.
@juicebeauty, where @gwynethpaltrow holds the title of creative director of makeup, has become one of the foremost labels in the organic beauty category –– with sales on track to hit $100 million this year. What’s behind the rapid growth the brand is experiencing right now? It all started in 2005 when the wellness movement was just getting started. Read more on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty
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"I want to tell a story that inspires people to feel good about themselves, but also I'm making a commentary about the lack of female stories and female directors and saying this should change," said @imheathergraham on her latest project "Half Magic." The comedy feature, which the actress wrote and directed, is based on her own struggles as a woman in show business. Read @andrewnodell's full interview with Graham on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
@meltcosmetics cofounders @lora_arellano and @danabomar built their brand on a single idea: a true matte lipstick. To set the brand apart, they said they always put their customers first –– including a personalized note in each package. #wwdsummits #wwdbeauty
@moncler unveiled its latest project, #MonclerGenius, yesterday at Milan Fashion Week. The Italian outwear maker gave show-goers a preview of the monthly collections – which were created by eight designers and creative talents including Pierpaolo Piccioli, Simone Rocha, Craig Green and more – that will start rolling out in the summer.