While many consumers continue to keep shopping habits in check, splurging on true precious metals may not be a feasible option. Fortunately for them, gilded beauty options can satisfy tastes on both ends of the spending spectrum. From Pixi’s champagne-hued Endless Silky Eye Pen in Oyster Glow to Deborah Lippmann’s molten copper nail lacquer, From Rags to Riches (part of The Millionaire’s Holiday trio exclusive to Barneys), “[it’s] turning up the glam a notch,” said Pixi creator Petra Strand. “[It] is the perfect accent color for any look.” Added Lippmann, “[gold] represents tradition, richness, and luxury.”
More than a color, the rich hue can also touch on consumers’ emotions. According to Christian Dior Parfums president Terry Darland, the shade can even help transport consumers to another time period. Take, for example, Dior’s decadent Vibrant Gold jewel-studded lashes, part of the brand’s Grand Bal Collection, inspired by Fifties-era Paris. “The Grand Bal Collection takes us back to a time when elegance and appreciation for all things beautiful were part of Paris society,” said Darland. “Mr. Dior loved to attend and hold masquerade balls in the Fifties.” Add to that Guerlain’s Perfumed Shimmer Powder, housed in a vintage inspired bottle, to impart light-catching flecks on the neck and décolleté.
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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