Makeup artist Bobbi Brown has unveiled a new book that’s meant as a guide for everyone from beauty beginners to professionals dedicated to makeup artistry. The volume, titled “Bobbi Brown Makeup Manual” (Springboard Press) was spotlighted at a press event at 33 Bond Gallery in New York Tuesday morning. It will be launched at Bobbi Brown counters in January and carry a retail price of $32. The book, which is Brown’s fifth, has 12 chapters comprising two parts, a nine-chapter section called “The Basics” and a three-chapter section called “What the Professionals Know.” The first section includes everyday tips like how to apply makeup in 10 minutes or less, while the last few chapters address doing makeup for fashion shows and putting together a makeup portfolio. Included are step-by-step application instructions and visuals. “I realized that all women wanted was to learn about the technical things,” said Brown. “It wasn’t just about wearing the right blush or lipstick, but showing them how to apply it, making it easier for them to understand.” Brown dedicated the book to photographer Bruce Weber, with whom she’s worked closely over the years. Also during the event, Brown introduced five new makeup items, the Bobbi Brights Palette of 35 eye shadows ($70), Creamy Lip Color in four shades ($22 each), Lip Gloss in six shades ($20 each), Skin Foundation SPF 15 in 17 hues ($45 each) and Face Touch Up Stick ($22).
Exclusive: @dsquared2 signs fragrance licensing agreement with Euroitalia, with the first effort of the new partnership being unveiled in September. The brand will launch two scents – one for men and one for women – in Italy. Read our interview with designer Dean and Dan Caten on WWD.com. #wwdbeauty #wwdnews (📷: @zefashioninsider)
@louisvuitton has officially renewed Nicolas Ghesquière’s contract as artistic director of women's collections. "I am very pleased to open the next chapter of the story I started with Louis Vuitton almost 5 years ago," said Ghesquière, who first signed on to design the French luxury brand's women's line in 2013. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
“I learned then and there that I had to figure out a way in life to maintain and preserve my sense of pride when I felt good about what I did or what I represented or created,” said @saintrecords on how being bullied for wearing capri pants inspired her to be the artist she is today. Knowles was at the 70th Parsons Benefit last night where she outbid the room for a Dapper Dan customized @gucci experience. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)
“There’s this amazing braintrust of people who know the whole universe so well. So we talked to them and they gave us more input,” said actor Alden Ehrenreich on playing the young Han Solo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” The cast was at NYC’s SVA Theatre last night for an advanced screening of the film, which hits theaters this week. #wwdeye #starwars #hansolo (📷: @aurorarosedecrosta)
@asaprocky spent nearly two hours in a Plexiglas box Sunday night at @sothebys putting himself through a series of “tests” to demonstrate the process of completing his new album called “Testing.” Get all the details and see all the pictures on WWD.com. #wwdeye
“I’ve struggled my whole life to find a bathing suit that fits me that doesn’t look like a maternity bra. I’m proud of the line because it’s an accurate representation of me rather than me putting on someone else’s clothes,” says @atlantabean of her swimwear collaboration with @piaarrobio, LPA X ATL. The two decided on a swimwear collab and increased the industry standard size for the pieces. Read more about the line — and our interview with de Cadenet Taylor and Arrobio — on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Dan Doperalski)
Exclusive: Cate Blanchett has been named the first global beauty ambassador for @armanibeauty. Blanchett has been the face of the brand’s Sì fragrance franchise since 2013, and is now representing all of the label’s beauty categories including makeup and skin care. #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)