A Complete A to Z Guide to the season’s essential people, products and trends.
A - APPLE An apple a day doesn’t only keep the doctor away—it also keeps the beauty blahs at bay. The fruit, richin antioxidants, vitamins and polyphenols, is ideal for protecting the skin and scalp from environmental aggressors and free radicals, while the oil from its seeds contains a multitude of essential fatty acids that are highly moisturizing. Then of course there’s the apple’s distinctive and appealing crisp scent—perfect for warm weather. No wonder it’s one of spring’s star ingredients, be it in a scent, as from Celine Dion and DKNY, to the newest skin brightener from Fresh.
Celine Dion Sensational, $32, J.C.Penney, Kohl’s; J.F. Lazartigue Essential Orange Oil Shampoo, $45, jflazartigue.com; Salon Selectives Type Hc Hold & Control Hair Spray, $3.50, mass retailers; DKNY Be Delicious Charmingly Delicious, $55, Sephora; Fresh Appleseed Brightening Essence, $95, Barneys, Saks.
B - BIG HAIR While mere mortals may not wish to rise to the heights seen on the runway, volume and texture have replaced straight and sleek in spring’s style lexicon. Big hair is just a spritz away with Nexxus’ 360 Volume Bodifying Finishing Mist, which features a continuous spray from any angle (even upside down), while Bumble and bumble’s Spray de Mode contains a unique combination of polymers for strength and flexibility. Frédéric Fekkai’s All-Day Hair Plump utilizes hyaluronate humectants to plump the hair cuticle, while Oscar Blandi’s Lacca Hairspray for Volume & Hold delivers just that, thanks to panthenol, which thickens, and sugar, for extra hold.
Oscar Blandi Lacca, $24, Sephora; Bumble and bumble Spray de Mode, $25, select salons; Nexxus Salon Hair Care 360 Volume, $9.99, mass retailers; Frédéric Fekkai All-Day Hair Plump, $95, Neiman Marcus.
C - CREAM EYE SHADOW Cream eye shadows are de rigueur for spring, replacing fall’s must-have powders with a lighter burst of texture and color. “Cream shadows are easy to use and give a fresh display of color,” says Yves Saint Laurent Beauté’s artistic advisor Val Garland. “The light texture is perfect for spring.” Unlike prior incarnations, the new crop of cream formulas is long-wearing. Most contain special silicones and gel emollients that keep the color on your lids and won’t crease or smudge, even in warm weather. Says Garland, “It’s a fresh look and feel—just what you’d expect for the season.”
01 L’Oreal Paris HIP Cream Shadow Paint in Lofty, $12, mass retailers.
02 Jane Iredale Eye Gloss in Wine Silk, Green Silk, $15, janeiredaledirect.com.
03 Laura Mercier Creme Eye Colour Duo in Enchantment, $28, Neiman Marcus, Saks.
04 Yves Saint Laurent Eye Colour Touch in No. 4 Glazed Brown, $27.50, Yves Saint Laurent counters.
A new Joan Rivers coffee table book, titled “Joan Rivers Confidential,” gives readers never-before-seen photos and letters of the late comedian throughout her life. “Because of her drive to always be fresh, she kept records of every appearance, every performance, all the jokes that were used on TV, all the clothes that were worn,” said Rivers’ daughter Melissa. Here, Rivers poses at the “Tonight Show” in Tracy Mills in 1985. Read more about the book and see more photos at WWD.com. #wwdeye
After a career at New York hot spots like Narcissa, Dovetail and Nix, @chefjfraser has expanded to the West Village with The Loyal, a modernized take on an American brasserie. “And as I’ve gone through my career I’ve felt some departure from that kind of simple, straightforward [cooking]. This is meant to take on the idea of ‘what if the American brasserie was invented today?’” #wwdeye (📷: @chinseephoto)
@bellahadid and @lilyaldridge at @bulgariofficial’s celebration on Friday night, toasting the brand's new Peter Marino-designed flagship on Fifth Avenue. The two-part event included a cocktail party at the store followed by a dinner at a mystery location — the Met Cloisters. #wwdeye
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For @laperlalingerie's spring 2018 show, the brand chose to host their event at @thevenetianmacao. With Chinese megastars @bingbing_fan and @hubing in attendance, La Perla debuted a rock ‘n’ roll-inspired collection. The show marked the start of Sands Macao Fashion Week, which runs from October 19 to 24 — the city’s first such event. Pictured here are models backstage with glimmering eyes. #wwdfashion (📷: Cheuk-Yin To)
Trending for spring 2018: top stitch design. Gone are the days of stitch just for seams — designers are using the once-minimal detail to create strong decorative elements. (📷: Paola Testa; Styled by @andrew_shang) #wwdfashion
@tradesy is turning the concept of a showroom upside down with its new space in Santa Monica. Here, the company plans to hold events, art exhibits and a showcase rare fashion pieces like this Louis Vuitton boxing set. Get all the details on Tradesy’s first showroom on WWD.com. #wwdnews