“I wanted simple and understated, because the collection is simplified with a young look,” Reem Acra said of the beauty look backstage before her presentation Monday morning. “It’s all about being cool.
“The collection has embellishments,” the designer added. “It’s a relaxed look that takes you from eveningwear to daywear. You can wear the eveningwear to breakfast and be cool and go to a gala in daywear.”
To that end, makeup artist Christian McCullough for Make Up For Ever did a “burnished,” sun-kissed look for the show. Models’ faces were tan all over, as if they had just been in the sun and came from the sea.
“The tones are peachy warm,” said McCullough, who combined bronze lips and eyes with peachy cheeks, using a large brush to blend the hues all over the face, creating a matte canvas.
“It’s Mediterranean, a dewy spring look,” he said. “A bit Seventies jet-set glam.”
Meanwhile, hairstylist Miki Loiacono, working on behalf of Redken, said he also followed the look of the collection: “Feminine, Seventies. So I brought the quality of texture to the hair. It’s a natural wave to keep the shape simple — kind of Seventies in a modern way.”
After using a curling iron to create gentle waves in a long, flowing down do, a bit of Redken hair spray was misted onto locks.
“The wave is undone, comfortable and free. Some ends are straight. It’s not too made up — like they left braids in their hair overnight and took them out in the morning.”
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