London-based psychologist Linda Papadopoulos is out to shrink wrinkles. Rather than battling them with a battery of Botox-filled syringes, however, her armory includes the power of positive thought and mood-enhancing active skin care products. Her line, dubbed PsyDerma, which bow ed on the U.K.’s QVC shopping channel in November, plays on the concept that zapping stress is the first step in an efficient skin care regimen.
“Everything from blushing when we’re shy to sweating when we’re anxious is our psychology being expressed through our skin,” says Papadopoulos, who has published a plethora of psychology papers and books. “The last time my skin was glowing was when I was happy.”
Since putting on a happy face can be a big ask first thing in the morning, Papadopoulos packed her line with nootropics, nutrients said to boost memory, reduce stress and help cognitive ability. The products also contain tyrosine, an amino acid involved in mood regulation and the alleviation of the physical symptoms of stress, as well as Phytokeratin, which stimulates epidermal cells and thus the production of mood-enhancing beta-endorphins.
“I recognize the need for the products to make people look better on the outside, as well,” says Papadopoulos. “It’s not about fixing problems, but about enhancing your skin. To wit, her top treatment tip for her customers is to find two things about their faces that they love while applying her products. As she counsels, “Having a happy face is perhaps better than having a perfect face.”
@kith is moving into children’s. The men’s and women’s streetwear brand has launched Kidset, a Kith kids line located in New York at 64 Bleecker Street. The line includes mini versions of staple Kith pieces like the Astor bomber jacket and the Kith box logo sweatshirts, along with a wall that can display up to 120 pairs of shoes from @adidas, @newbalance, @timberland and more. #wwdfashion
“I just wanted to create this fully rounded character, but I do think what excited me most was just the opportunity to give a group of people representation that I feel needs it. I like to do characters in projects that stand for something and Karolina definitely does, so that was really exciting to me,” @ginnygardner says of her new role in @hulu’s “The Runaways.” Gardner plays Karolina Dean, a queer superhero, which is a rarity for @marvel. Read more about Gardner’s character on WWD.com #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)
@heriethpaul and @gracebol have a moment on the @victoriassecret fashion show 2017. See every look from the runway on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo) #wwdfashion #victoriassecret #VSFashionShow
“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