With a diverse group of models, Diane von Furstenberg was all about expressing the girl as an individual. Lead makeup artist for MAC Cosmetics, James Kaliardos, created inner beauty, from the inside out. “It’s about taking the makeup back,” said Kaliardos, “but emphasizing everything at the same time.” To achieve the fresh-faced facade, he used an array of sheer shades to work with each skin tone. The face was layered with Charged Water Face & Body Lotion, Mineralized Charged Water Eye Creme and BB Creme to showcase a hydrated canvas. Then, he used Face and Body Foundation to add warmth to the cheeks and hairline. Prep + Primer Translucent Powder was then added to the center of the face and he dabbed Casual Color in Keep It Loose at the top of the cheekbone and temple. “Everything is creamy so we can let the skin shine through,” said Kaliardos. The eyes were kept mostly bare, but had a little black eyeliner drawn on the lash bed and eyelashes were curled up with Haute and Naughty Too Black Mascara. “It’s not about an eye or a lip, its just sort of an overall polishing,” he said. “Peachy pink [tones] are used on the lighter girls and a taupe shade is used for the deeper skinned girls.” Lips were topped with Mineralized Lip Glass in Lovingly Yours on top and a wash of BB Creme was applied on the bottom. “We wanted them to look like they just got back from vacation,” said Kaliardos, “when you feel great, healthy and full of vitamin D.”
Orlando Pita, working with Biosilk, left the hair down with a middle part and created S waves by going over and under with a curling iron throughout. Depending on the hair type, different products were used for each girl. He used the Volumizing Therapy Medium Hold Style Foam and Spray if the model’s hair required a little body. Pita used the Volumizing Therapy Texturizing Powder if the hair needed added texture. To finish, he applied Biosilk Serum on all the models. “Diane was inspired by the girls who came into the fitting,” said Pita. “No part, with clean, fresh, healthy hair.”
According to the specific skin tone of each girl, Michelle Saunders, working with Essie, used Allure on fair skin and Mademoiselle on dark skin. “We’re going to make an effort to highlight each person’s skin tone with either color,” said Saunders. "It’s a sheer, fresh manicure."
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