Makeup artist François Nars is no stranger to business (he sold his eponymous line to Shiseido in 2000) or pleasure (this is the man who gave us Orgasm blush, after all). A perfectionist with impeccable taste, Nars’ exacting standards are apparent in everything he touches, be it the makeup look he creates each season for Marc Jacobs or his private compound in Bora Bora. Here, on the eve of the 2013 fall collections, he shares his favorite haunts in New York City.
15 East 15 East 15th Street; 212-647-0015 I love Japanese food and eat a lot of sushi here.
Bar Masa 10 Columbus Circle; 212-823-9800 Great for innovative dishes, as well as traditional Japanese comfort food.
The Lion 62 West 9th Street; 212-353-8400 An excellent spot for brunch.
Mary's Fish Camp 64 Charles Street; 646-486-2185 Get the lobster roll; it’s the best I have ever had! TREATS
Grom Gelato 233 Bleecker Street; 212-206-1738 This is the best gelato in the city.
Laduree 864 Madison Avenue; 646-558-3157 I go there to splurge on their macarons. They are out of this world.
La Maison Du Chocolat 1018 Madison Avenue; 212-744-7117 Luxurious chocolates...another splurge!
The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 5th Avenue; 212-535-7710 Many of my ideas come to me when I am visiting this museum.
The Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53 Street; 212-708-9400
The Apple Store 401 West 14th Street; 212-444-3400 I can’t live without my iPod.
Assouline at the Plaza Hotel 768 5th Avenue; 212-593-7236 I love collecting books and come here often to see what new ones have come in.
Book Marc 400 Bleecker Street; 212-620-4021 Great place to find stationery, accessories and hard-to-find books.
Dior Homme 17 East 57 Street; 212-421-6009 This is a classic Upper East Side neighborhood boutique. I love their suits.
Diptyque Paris 377 Bleecker Street; 212-242-2333 My favorite fragrance is L’Ombre Dans L’Eau.
Hermès Men's Boutique 690 Madison Avenue; 212-308-3585 I love their notebooks. I write in the small version all of my product and shade names. I keep it with me at all times.
Marc Jacobs 163 Mercer Street; 212-343-1490 The team is always very helpful when I need to pick out items for my mother. L'Olivier Floral Atelier 213 West 14th Street; 212-255-2828 I love their white floral arrangements. RELAXATION
HIDEAWAY:Motu Tané in Bora Bora I would spend the rest of my life here if I could. Motutaneisland.com
MASSEUSE:The Spa at Mandarin Oriental 80 Columbus Circle; 212-805-8800 Best spa for a deep-tissue massage.
TEA:Matcha Green Tea I drink it two to three times a day when I’m in New York. It fuels creativity, ignites the mind and provides me with endless inspiration.
There'll be no rest for those headed to Europe for men's, as Paris just closed the gap with Milan. According to a provisional calendar released by the Chambre Syndicale, Paris Men's Week will now open a day earlier on January 16. See new highlights on the official lineup on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @kukukuba)
BREAKING: Jonathan Saunders is leaving @DVF. The designer has resigned from his position as chief creative officer of Diane von Furstenberg, the company said in a statement on Friday. At the time of his hire, von Furstenberg said Saunders’ arrival symbolized and facilitated her stepping back from the day-to-day duties that occupy the work of a full-time creative director. The British designer joined DVF in May 2016 and was in charge of all product categories. #wwdnews
For @versace_official’s spring ad campaign, the brand emphasized the archival prints from the spring tribute collection dedicated to the late Gianni Versace. Closing out the show were five of Gianni’s favorite models: Cindy, Naomi, Carla, Helena, and Claudia. Bowing on December 18, the new campaign is yet another tribute to supermodel-dom as the images by Steven Meisel are fronted by @iamnaomicampbell, @cturlington, @gisele and more. #wwdfashion
Four-time Oscar-nominated actress Annette Bening has been waiting 20 years to play Gloria Graham in "Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool," which will be released on December 29. The movie about Graham – a Hollywood star known for her controversial relationship with a younger Englishman named Peter Turner – is based off a memoir Turned wrote. "She felt vulnerable to him, because she loved him, she really did love him. And anyone that we really truly are in love with, we re vulnerable to in a very deep way," said Bening. Read our full interview with the modern icon of an actress on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @ninebagatelles; Styled by @cristinaehrlich)
The crisp white button down: a staple that can be dressed up or down and accessorized throughout the decades. Here, on a Art Basel-goer in 2017 on the left and on the iconic Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday” in 1953 on the right. #tbt #wwdfashion (📷: Andrew Morales)
Known for her work with @victoriassecret, 25-year-old model @georgiafowler is raising her profile in Hollywood. Fowler stars in @vincecamuto’s holiday campaign, which launched in partnership with “Pitch Perfect 3.” “Almost every shoot with Vince Camuto, I’ve had to face a fear…It was definitely a challenge. I’m so grateful for it, though. I’ve always wanted to be a pop star, so that was the perfect chance,” Fowler said. Head to WWD.com to read about Fowler’s experience modeling, including at the #VSFashionShow, and her relationship with Nick Jonas. #wwdeye (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
EXCLUSIVE: Huda Kattan just became the first beauty influencer to land a major beauty deal. Kattan's business, @hudabeauty, has received a minority investment from private equity firm TSG Consumer Partners. The brand, which industry sources say is on track to do $200 million in retail sales for 2017, will receive support on product, retail and geographic expansion through the deal. Get all the details on the deal and read @_a_collins' interview with Kattan on WWD.com. Link in bio. (📷: @jgreenery) #wwdbeauty #wwdnews
Peruvian model @juanaburga_official – who is known for walking the runways of @rodarte, @viviennewestwood and @torybuch – is making the move to the big screen with drama “Los Últimos.” The film premiered in Argentina in November and arrives in the U.S. and Europe in 2018. On making the switch from modeling to acting, Burga told WWD: “It’s a completely different thing – a lot of people think it’s similar or try to connect things, especially like getting used to the camera or being looked at all the time or playing these different characrers, but film is a completely different story.” #wwdeye (📷: @jgreenery)
London’s newly opened @designmuseum will look back on the life and work of Azzedine Alaïa in a show that the designer helped to curate before he died of heart failure last month. The retrospective, which Alaïa had worked on with Mark Wilson, chief curator of the @groningermuseum, will look at the impact of his work worldwide. The show, “Azzedine Alaïa: The Couturier,” will run from May 10 to October 7. Read more about the exhibit on WWD.com #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @zefashioninsider)