Sil Bruinsma for MAC was inspired by Marie Antoinette for the theatrical look backstage at Thom Browne. The look, which also alluded to the Queen of Hearts, featured alabaster faces, created by mixing white Face and Body Foundation and Studio Fix Fluid to “white out the skin” with Porcelain Set Powder and Studio Fix Pastel in Shivering White, which were pressed into the skin to mattify it. Apples of the cheeks featured the bright crimson matte Powder Blush in Frankly Scarlet, which was applied in circular strokes. Lips were given a “centered petal shape,” created with MAC Lipstick in Ruby Woo, which was brushed onto the lips with the tapered-for-precision 316 Lip Brush. Pigment in Basic Red was dusted over the lips to keep the shade intense.
Finally, for a touch of illumination, Bruinsma used Prep + Prime Highlighter in Radiant Rose on the eyelid. Hair had an equally French, fairy-tale flair. Oversize bouffants, styled by Jimmy Paul for Bumble and bumble, were meant to resemble “a bird’s nest.” To that end, updos were decorated with embellishments of flora and fauna, from whimsical rose details to brambly wooden crowns. To create the style, Paul first brushed hair straight, layering on Thickening Hairspray, Hair Powder and Does It All Styling Spray to infuse it with texture.
He then “rough blow-dried” and teased hair in sections to continue building volume. Next, Paul created a double French twist at the bottom section of hair by taking in the sides and leaving the top section free, which was made as “big and as solid as possible.” To “secure the shape,” Paul used a large mesh hair donut. Nails, which resembled sharpened crimson talons, were created by Julie Kandalec for Maybelline Color Show. Kandalec used bright true-red shade, Keep Up the Flame, and affixed pointed tips to complete the “wicked fairy tale” beauty look.
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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)