Scent is key to creating a great mood, believes Alexa Rodulfo, the go-to hairstylist and makeup artist for Manhattan's social set. So it's no surprise that she opted for scented candles rather than lip gloss for her first foray into beauty branding. "I wanted to create a great ambiance," says Rodulfo, who counts Ivanka Trump, Carolina Herrera and Tinsley Mortimer as clients. Her debut candle, called Bois D'Alexa, features notes of orange, fresh nutmeg, clove leaves, cinnamon blossom, cedarwood and guaiac wood. "For me, wood makes a place feel cozy," she says. Priced at about $73, the candle will launch in December at Aida in Qatar. Rodulfo hopes to secure U.S. distribution soon.
In honor of Rihanna’s 30th birthday, we took a look back at an interview with the Barbados-native when she was just 18 years old. Here, she talked about her second album, “A Girl Like Me” in 2006. “I want to be me. I want people to fall in love with who Rihanna is, and that’s why I want the album to be about me so people can really find out who this girl Rihanna is, because they only know the ‘Pon de Replay’ girl.” Fast forward 12 years, and she’s released six more albums and has become a powerhouse in both the fashion and music industries. Happy birthday, @badgalriri 🎈(📷: Pavel Antonov) #wwdarchive
For @simonerocha_‘s fall show, hairstylist @jamespecis created a look inspired by the painter John Constable. Models’ hair was pulled back, tied into knots and topped off with a bow. (📷: @kukukuba) #wwdbeauty #lfw
Queen Elizabeth made a surprise appearance at @richardquinn1's London Fashion Week show to present the designer with the inaugural Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. The new award will be handed out annually to an emerging British fashion designer who shows exceptional talent, while demonstrating value to the community and sustainable policies. #wwdfashion #lfw (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)