MELBOURNE, Australia — There was no Beyoncé at Meccaland but the crowds, screams and dancing might have suggested otherwise.
Put together by Mecca, the leading premium cosmetics retailer in Australia, the three-day festival — an Instagram-fest come to life — was the first consumer beauty event of its kind in Australia. Gathering 25 cosmetic brands and beauty influencers like Heidi Hamoud, Sammy Robinson and Shannon Harris, the festival had snapshot-ready sets at every turn. Stila put together a confetti-filled inflatable igloo; MAC had a Dance Dance Revolution station; YSL a tattoo parlor, and more.
As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the best party photos of the year. First up, newlyweds Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra in black tie at Ralph Lauren’s 50th anniversary show in September.
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“Sand, summer, sea,” is how designer Sarah Staudinger describes of the beginnings of her latest collection for Staud, writes @elmercer.
Summer was encapsulated through an array of adorable picnic inspired garb in poppy hues like tablecloth gingham compact knit playsuits and matching sets and plenty of crudite-emblazoned offerings. The best foodie-looks included a salad printed waffle minidress with matching cardigan or a matching neon green knit set with fringe made of mini glass lemons (and matching croakies). #wwdfashion
With a litany of sold-out collabs, a history-making debut show for Louis Vuitton men’s and armfuls of awards, Virgil Abloh is WWD’s Newsmaker of the Year. 📸: @lexieblacklock .