Patrick Starrr hosted the Vlogger of the Year Awards which was won by Jessica A.M. Kalil. He'll host this year's American Influencer Awards on November 18.
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Patrick Starrr and MAC Cosmetics dropped news via social media channels on Monday that the YouTube personality will collaborate on a beauty launch.MAC released an image of Starrr in his signature turban and a glittery outfit, but did not provide any further details.However, those familiar with the year-long commitment said the first collection will launch Dec. 14 with 14 pieces of Starrr’s favorites including setting powders. The shades are said to include hues for all skin tones. Loose powders are critical for baking, a makeup process that’s favored by Starrr, where powder sits on the face for up to 10 minutes to set the base and is then dusted off.Plans call for seasonal launches through holiday 2018, a longer deal than other MAC partnerships.It is a particularly poignant partnership for Starrr, whose real name is Patrick Simondac, because he once worked at a MAC counter.That job offered the openly gay Starrr an excuse to wear makeup all the time. He got his start in beauty as a professional photographer in Orlando. After growing tired of airbrushing clients’ makeup with Photoshop, he taught himself how to be a makeup artist.He’s one of a handful of male beauty and makeup experts, including Manny MUA and Jeffree Star, who are pioneers in the mostly female-dominated beauty influencer world. They’ve paved the way for men wearing makeup to the point many experts believe men’s cosmetics counters will mushroom in the years to come. “I took my insecurity from saying ‘who is going to watch a man in makeup’ to me being one of the most-watched men doing makeup. It has been so surreal,” Starrr told WWD.This isn’t the first time Starrr, who has more than 3 million subscribers on YouTube and over 3.6 million followers on Instagram, is lending his keen eye to a beauty launch. He worked with Formula X and Sephora last year on three custom nail polishes that sold out completely. He was recently a host (and a former contestant) of the NYX Professional Makeup’s Sixth Annual FACE Awards earlier this summer where the Vlogger of the Year was selected. Anastasia of Beverly Hills tapped Starrr to model in a lipstick campaign.He’s also promoted Tarte, MAC, Benefit Cosmetics (his image was on the Benefit lip display in Sephora) and Urban Decay. In August, he posted his Kim Kardashian makeup tutorial that has more than 9.8 million views.
@chanel and @pharrell dropped what’s being dubbed as the world’s most exclusive sneakers yesterday. The Adidas Originals NMD Hu, which Williams designed in collaboration with Chanel and @adidasoriginals, has a waiting list of over 120K people who pre-registered online at chanelatcolette.fr –– and only 500 pairs are on sale. The singer predicted the resale value of the shoes could reach $40K. Read the full interview on WWD.com. Link in bio. #wwdfashion (📷: Dominique Maître)
@imanshumpert is diving deeper into his creative endeavors and relaunching his clothing line, Post 90s, and is helping to raise money for the hurricane victims in St. Maarten with a jersey he’s designed with his brother. The Cleveland Cavaliers player talked to WWD about kneeling during the national anthem, working with fashion brands and how he wants to be more than an @nba player. Read the interview on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
Not only does #TheProfit return to CNBC tonight, but @marcuslemonis has launched @shopmarcus, a new shopping and lifestyle retail experience in Aspen and Chicago, with more locations to come. The retail stores offer in-store stylists and a variety of contemporary womenswear selections.
“It’s life, I’m going to face it,” @mingxi11 sighed. “I fell, but you know, I think the most important thing is that I get back up. I had the love, the help from my sister — the girl next to me Gizele [Oliveira] — she’s so nice. When I went backstage everybody was trying to comfort me like ‘Oh Ming, it’s OK.’ I’m really, really touched. I think it’s them who gave me the courage to go back on stage for the finale,” Xi told WWD of her fall at the @victoriassecret fashion show. (📷: David Fisher) #wwdfashion #vsfashionshow #victoriassecret
@louisvuitton tapped @therealpeterlindbergh for its latest city-centric photo book, which is part of a series called Fashion Eye. The primarily black and white book captures the spirit of Berlin in 57 images shot between 1989 and 2019. “Berlin is an inspiration for me, more than a city. I mean @millajovovich is simply Berlin!” said Lindbergh. #wwdfashion
“You know, I think audiences expect a certain performance so I have to deliver to them what they’re expecting to a certain degree. But I’m also a different actor and a different person, I have my own spin on the character,” says @noahegalvin of his takeover of the leading role in “Dear Evan Hansen” following the departure of @bensplatt, who originated the role. Read WWD’s interview with the 23-year-old actor on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
For pre-fall 2018, @etro created richly-colored wonderland, using tapestries, textiles and wallpapers from the Eastern world at large. The line featured floral and graphic prints and jacquard motifs, like this two-piece look featured here. #wwdfashion (📷: Giovanna Pavesi)
@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)