It’s a veritable Eden this month as fruit and floral fragrances galore hit the shelves. There’s enough to send horticulturists and perfume lovers alike into a tizzy.
01 Marc Jacobs Daisy This adorable, happy bottle will brighten up any vanity thanks to the sunny, vinyl daisies blooming from its cap. The fragrance is equally fresh, featuring strawberry, grapefruit, gardenia and musk notes that will put you in a glass-half-full kind of mood. ($55; Bloomingdale’s)
02 Nina by Nina Ricci Like the forbidden fruit that Eve just couldn’t resist, this alluring scent is composed of Calabrese lemon, Caipirinha lime, red toffee apple and apple tree wood. The blend is housed in a tempting pomme-shaped flacon. ($50; Macy’s)
03 Manuel Canovas Paris L’Ile Bleue From the revered textile house comes this citrus fragrance, inspired by the villa gardens of Capri. The eye-catching box is covered in the house’s 2006 Tessa print, featuring lush magnolias blooming against a Mediterranean blue background. ($95; Bergdorf Goodman, canovasfragrance.com)
04 Victoria’s Secret Pear Glacé Refreshing Body Mist Revamped and repackaged, this best-selling mist contains aloe vera and chamomile to soothe dry, parched skin and leaves your body veiled in a blend of pear nectar and violet-cassis. ($9; Victoria’s Secret, victoriassecret.com)
05 Avon Imari Seduction Plums, wild berries, purple orchid and vanilla make up this seductive scent, perfectly embodied by its sultry spokeswoman, American Idol contestant and newly annointed Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson. ($22.50; 800-FOR-AVON, avon.com)
“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