Inspired by Nepalese women working in their village, makeup artist Diane Kendal for MAC Cosmetics fashioned terracotta flushed skin at Prabal Gurung. “He went home and [Gurung] was really inspired by these women in the villages,” said Kendal. “They sort of had a winter burn on their cheeks.” Skin was perfected with Face and Body Foundation and Accentuate Sculpt Cream was pressed into the cheekbones. Next, Party Line Creamsheen Lipstick was pushed into the apple of the cheek. Lips were prepped with lip conditioner and topped with a little foundation. Paul Hanlon working with Osis+ created a woman with untouched hair.
“It’s almost like a Geisha,” said Hanlon. “It’s all one length and has a virgin-like quality.” He began by applying hair extensions to the models with shorter hair to keep the look consistent. Using Iron Guard, a heat protector, Hanlon then blow-dried the model’s hair straight and applied Silk Fusion to the ends to make it shiny. Instead of brushing it out, Hanlon put his fingers through the hair to make it appear as if the girls had done it themselves. Jin Soon Choi for Sally Hansen used Complete Salon Manicure in a nude shade called Himalaya. Then, she applied a vertical line in Rupee Red to the pointer, middle and ring finger to reference Nepalese drapes.
Mary J. Blige will be featured in ads for her friend, designer Dennis Basso. Of Blige, Basso tells WWD’s Rosemary Feitelberg, “She’s a modern day woman, extremely talented, very beautiful and she represents a powerful woman.” #wwdnews
Just In: In September, @bottegaveneta will be skipping a runway show. Instead, newly-appointed creative director Daniel Lee will make his debut for the brand in Milan next February. Lee succeeded former creative director Tomas Maier, who held the position for 17 years. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @aitorrosasphoto)
The Gucci-Dapper Dan lineup, which launched today, reimagines archival pieces of the designer — especially tracksuits and jacket styles — in Gucci’s signature fabrics and decorative elements. Gucci leitmotifs, including embroidered dragons, bold letterings and the house’s signature green and red stripes, stand out on bomber jackets, T-shirts and tanks, in addition to tracksuits, which are offered in GG-printed nylon and velour. A new yellow Gucci logo also makes its appearance, inspired by the original sign of Dan’s Harlem store, reports @sandrasalibian. (📸: @ari_marcopoulos_official ) #wwdfashion
Candice Swanepoel’s line, Tropic of C is one of many modern, chic swimwear brands that use Econyl, a fabric made from regenerated nylon that is rescued from things like fishing nets, carpets and plastic landfills and remade into textiles for apparel and carpets. Other swim brands using Econyl include All Sisters, Mara Hoffman, Araks, Adidas and Volcom, to name a few, reports @jessiredale. Read more on sustainable swimwear on WWD.com. Styled by @elmercer (📸: @chrismiggs) #wwdnews
As the veil lifts on the topic of feminine care, modernized vagina-centric products such Queen V The Spritzer Rosewater Spray and vibrators from Smile Makers and Dame Products are growing in availability report @_a_collins and @ellenbthom. Read more on WWD.com #wwdbeauty (📸: @joshuascottphoto)