Makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury for MAC Cosmetics created an “Avatar”-inspired warrior princess look, with a dramatically contoured face. She applied a light brown shadow across the eyelid, pulling the color out to the sides for an almost feline effect. Shadow also ran down the length of the nose. Cheek bones were contoured with brown tones as well, and amplified with shimmering white highlighter under the eye and in the inner corners of the eyes. She brushed brows with clear gel and applied brown mascara in the shade Burnt Umber on the top lashes. Lips were bare.
Hairstylist Peter Gray for Redken continued the theme, creating two distinct hair styles for the show, as the designers showed both gowns and their diffusion line Mark & James. Gray described the first style as a princess look. A panel of hair was tightly pulled back on both sides and the top was kept loose with some height. The strands were then twisted in a rope design at the back of the head. To create the look, he misted Layer Lift 07 into the hair to give it a base [the key to prepping hair for multiple styles, said Gray] which he worked through using a blow-dryer. He also applied self-adhesive hair extension down the back of the hair. For the second look, referred to as “warrior princess,” the updo was let loose, and stylists worked feverishly to straighten the long strains, leaving the front of the hair as is. “The tension of the hair at sides of the face give a nice eye lift,” said Gray.
Nails were equally strong and futuristic, painted in Marquee Moon from Deborah Lippmann collection. Manicurist Deborah Lippmann described the color as “futuristic, sequins silver,” as there were tiny silver sequins embedded in the sparkling formula.
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews
Spotted last night at the @erdem x @hm launch event: Kate Bosworth, Rashida Jones, Kirsten Dunst and Selma Blair. The party, which took place in LA, also marked the opening of their pop-up shop. “I was interested in creating a collection that wasn’t in any way disposable. It was about pieces you’d create and keep forever, things that have a permanence to it,” designer Erdem Moralioglu said. #wwdeye (📷: Katie Jones)
Renee Zellweger in yellow in 2001 and again in 2017. Chosen as one of the 12 @pantone Leading Spring Colors (and dubbed “Meadowlark”), it only makes sense that the bright hue stands the test of time and is making a resurgence this season, seen already on stars like @blakelively and @gigihadid. (📷: Donato Sardello & @rexfeatures) #wwdfashion #tbt
Dior’s 70th anniversary celebration continues with a new exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. “Christian Dior,” which is scheduled to run through March 18, takes a look at the founders tenure from 1947 to 1057 and feature 40 designs. Pictured here is an evening gown from the Ailée, fall 1948-49 haute couture collection. #wwdfashion (📷: Brian Boyle)