MECCA COSMETICA, Australia & New Zealand Jo Horgan, Founder
With a rigorously edited selection of high-end niche offerings, Mecca Cosmetica has become a haven for beauty mavens down under. First opened in 1997, there are now 28 doors in Australia and New Zealand.
NARS FIRMING FOUNDATION The first foundation from Nars to include antiaging skin care benefits—and we are excited. Not only does it offer Nars’ now-signature coverage and finish, its patented Firming Complex ensures we look flawless, radiant and younger. $115 AUD ($73.85)
NUDE The rock star of natural skin care: eco-aware, effective, as natural as natural can be, feels incredible and has a great story behind it. $32 to $195 AUD ($20.60-$125.44)
BY TERRY BRONZE SUN COMPACT BRUSH Just when you thought anytime, anywhere makeup had plateaued with Terry’s original applicator pens, she introduces her new mineral powder compacts that take mineral cosmetics to the next level in luxury, formulation, application and effect. We’ve pegged this as the next big thing in makeup for 2009. $95 AUD ($61.15) EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FREDERIC MALLE Frederic Malle’s unique approach to fragrance, in-store environment and sampling techniques have changed the face of fragrance in our market and how our customers experience perfume. $145 to $490 AUD ($93.28-$315.22)
STILA GOLDEN NOIRE SMUDGE POT There’s something Cleopatra-esque about this 24-karat gold-flecked Smudge Pot. Its more modest cousin, Stila Smudge Pot Black, is one of our bestsellers, and we’re predicting Golden Noire to be an even bigger star. $42 AUD ($27.02)
“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
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast