The Tracy Reese girl may have just come home from the night before, but she by no means is a mess.
“She’s been out all night, not necessarily drunk,” said Mally Roncal describing the look for Sunday’s show. “She could have been working the night shift or she could have been out with her girlfriends, she’s just been out.” Beginning with the foundation, Roncal looked to keep the skin natural or what she called “artfully undone.” Using Mally Beauty French Kiss on the lips, she applied it to the models first thing and let it set as they were getting prepared for the show. Before they went to change, Roncal quickly took it off and didn’t touch it up before the show. Next, she created the makeup’s key element. “The eyes are very, very smoky black,” said Roncal. “Solid, opaque and very matte.” After applying Mally Beauty Soho Smoky Eye Kit, she used a naked mascara wand and bended it to each girl’s specific eye shape. Then, she dipped it in the cream eyeliner and added a smudge to the corner of the model’s eye.
Jeanie Syfu for TRESemmé followed suit in terms of inspiration. “The hair is a little undone,” said Syfu, “but polished. We wanted it to have a bed-heady feel.” She began by dampening the hair and applying Thermal Creations Volumizing Mousse throughout the roots to provide texture and volume. Next, the hair was flipped and rough dried with her fingers. The hair was then flipped back over and was styled to create a front sweep by brushing the hair from the front of the crown over to own side diagonally. Teasing the crown of the head for a lift, she finished it off with 24 Hour Body Finishing Spray and pulled out pieces for a wispy, undone soft finish. “It’s casual,” said Syfu, “not overthought.”
Using Sally Hansen products, Tracylee fashioned a harsh, yet feminine nail look. First, she applied a coat of Wedding Glitter. Keeping an outline of the gold shade, she layered it with New Wave Blue to appear as if the nail has a border.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast