Delicate yet graphic looks reigned backstage at Donna Karan's spring show Monday.Eyes painted with thick white eyeliner popped againt pale skin and bare lips, accenting a collection dominated by a palette of muted grays.
"We were looking at the colors of the clothes in the collection and there were these beautiful neutral grays, almost blues," said makeup artist Pat McGrath. "And so we wanted the faces to look statuesque, almost serene."
To achieve this, McGrath applied white eyeliner above the eyes, and placed CoverGirl's new Shadow Blast eye pencil in Silver Sky around the eyes. To create pale skin, McGrath used CoverGirl's Clean Foundation all over the face, dotting blemishes and the under-eye area with the brand's Simply Ageless Corrector. Lips were left nude, patted with just a touch of concealer on top. McGrath gave cheeks just a "tiny bit of pink," mixing CoverGirl's Olay Simply Ageless Sculpting Blush in 200 and 210.
"It's pale and interesting," said McGrath"but at the same time strong and graphic." Hair, placed in a loose ponytail, evoked a fresh and airy feel at the hands of stylist Eugene Souleiman, who was working on behalf of Wella.
"The really nice thing is it's straightened hair, it's not set," said Souleiman. "The ponytail is kind of straight. It's a little bit jagged, but it's not destroyed."
A strong diagonal part in the front lent a masculine appeal to the look, while the pushed-up ponytail in the back achieved a round and opulent effect.
"There are areas in the clothing that are gathered and round, so I just wanted to keep hair sleek but with no product in it, a combination of something really perfect but that looks a little lighter, like it has air in it," said Souleiman."We pushed the ponytail up to create that round wideness and tied it with a white knicker elastic."
Souleiman blew out hair before teasing it, brushing it out and then pushing into a low ponytail. "It's about a smart woman," he said. "She looks like a healthy stylish Donna Karan woman."
@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
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)