The smoky eye smolders this fall in shades of rich midnight blue and deep shimmering grey.
Guerlain Ombre Eclat Duo & Liner in L’Heure Bleue ($50; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks)
Yves Saint Laurent Ombres Duolumières in No. 5 ($39.50; YSL counters)
Jane Metallic 4 Kit Eyeshadow in Chicago ($4.49; mass retailers)
Prescriptives Colorscope Creamy Eye Color in Smoking Gun ($18; Prescriptives counters)
Lola SocialEyes Waterproof Gel Eye Colour in Lagoon ($20; Sephora, Ulta, lolacosmetics.com)
Laura Mercier Eye Color Quad in Blue Sky ($38; Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Sephora)
Lorac Starry-Eyed Baked Eye Shadow Trio in Evening Star ($24; Sephora, sephora.com)
Bourjois Ombre a Paupières in Noir Cobalt ($14; Sephora, sephora.com)
MAC Matte2 Eye Shadow in Graphology ($14; MAC counters)
Make Up For Ever Diamond Eye Shadow in 308 ($20; sephora.com)
Red Earth Illusion Lights Eye Shadow in Black Panther ($12; Ulta, ulta.com)
Sonia Kashuk Enhance Eye Color in Steel ($5.99; Target, target.com)
Sisley Phyto-Ombre Eclat in Midnight Blue ($40; Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks)
ClE de Peau BEAUTE Eye Color Quad in 14 ($70; Barneys, Neiman Marcus, Saks)
Four steps to the perfect smoky eye from Shu Uemura creative director Gina Brooks.
A: Apply grey shadow to the entire lid. B: Line your rims with navy eyeliner. C: Sweep black shadow from lashline up to crease. D: Blend navy shadow into the crease and under the brow, smudging carefully until there is a gradation of color.
“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