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Lashing Out: The boldest beauty trend is right before your eyes. “Super-exaggerated, fucked-up lashes that are intense but somehow delicate.” Inspired by epic beauty moments like Lady Gaga’s five-inch gold-foil flutter peepers at this year’s Met Gala (the performer’s new beauty line, or the ethereal feather fringes at Valentino’s spring 2019 couture show, makeup artist @hannah_murray1 explains, “your lashes should remain beneath the brow, and the lower ones should be slightly shorter to balance the eye.” - Photography: @amytroostphotography Styling: @maxortegag Hair: @tinadidit Makeup: @hannah_murray1 Model: @naomichinwing Story: @sandraballentine W magazine, Vol. V 2019
What a circus! This season, fashion truly is the greatest show on earth. Showstopping costumes and over-the-top performances providing a wealth of kooky and colorful ideas, from Elsa @Schiaparelli , who presented jackets with embroidered plumed horses in 1938; to @jgalliano , who brought out the big top for his spring 1997 show. More recently, @mariagraziachiuri enlisted @mimbreacrobats , a troupe of female acrobats, for @Dior ’s dazzling spring 2019 couture show. For fall, @pacorabanne , @Gucci , @MarcJacobs , @LouisVuitton , and @Fendi , among others, offered playful riffs on ruff collars, oversize bow ties, harlequin prints, and ringmaster suiting. The results were weird, yes, but also whimsical and wonderful. We’d be remiss if we didn’t invite you to step right up. Photography: @amyarbus Styling: @noramilch Hair: Shingo Shibata Makeup: @marlabeltmua Models: @sara_hiromi , @makennacart , @buildabrat , @thaisborgesbr Story: @karinnelson23 W magazine, Vol. V 2019
Each Fashion Week, model @anokyai has her hair braided into cornrows. It is not so much a beauty statement as a social one—an appeal to the fashion industry for more cultural awareness. “A lot of people are not well versed about how to do black hair. When I started out, I had so much breakage and heat damage, I lost 10 inches off the length.” - Born in Egypt to Sudanese refugees, Yai grew up in New Hampshire, where her parents worked long hours to make ends meet. Their work ethic instilled in her a desire to effect change; and just two years into her career, she appears to be doing just that. During her debut season, she became the first black model since Naomi Campbell to open a show for Prada, a house previously called out for its lack of diversity on the runway. - “Everyone should see themselves represented in fashion,” she says. In her free time, Yai fields DMs from young women eager for advice. “I tell them, ‘When you walk into a room, demand respect and attention.’” - Photography: @MertAlas + @MacPiggott Styling: @kjeldgaard1 Hair: @paulhanlonhair Makeup: @lucia_pieroni Story: @KarinNelson23 W magazine, Vol. V 2019
Signaling the growing influence that models are exerting on culture, @anokyai , the Egyptian-born, American-raised daughter of Sudanese refugees, has been on the runways for just a couple of years, but she is already using her popularity to advocate for greater diversity in the fashion and beauty industries. Anok Yai is Fashion Now. - Photography: @MertAlas + @macpiggott Styling: @kjeldgaard1 Hair: @paulhanlonhair Makeup: @lucia_pieroni Story: @KarinNelson23 W magazine, Vol. V 2019
“I mean, I got to act with Tom Hanks. It was one of those moments when you’re on set and you’re just like, 'What the fuck?'” Whether starring opposite Mr. Hanks, portraying a civil rights activist, or hanging out with Spider-Man, @lauraharrier has more than the limelight on her mind. Link in bio. - Photography: @angelopennetta Styling: @kegrand Hair: @estherlangham Makeup: @cupidsvault Story: @damsden1 W magazine, Vol. V 2019
@lauraharrier has appeared in films as varied as Spider-Man: Homecoming and BlacKkKlansman, and recently wrapped postapocalyptic drama 'Bios'. It’s a list of projects that could overwhelm any actor, but Harrier is thinking three steps ahead, concentrating on how to expand the presence of women of color in Hollywood, revealing her plan at the link in bio. - Photography: @angelopennetta Styling: @kegrand Hair: @estherlangham Makeup: @cupidsvault Story: @damsden1 W magazine, Vol. V 2019
At the link in bio, see a handwritten list by Quentin Tarantino of some of the actresses in his latest feature, plus exclusive Polaroids taken by @Margaret_Qualley on set while filming 'Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood' as the breakout star talks about playing a hippie temptress alongside Brad Pitt. - Photography: @InezandVinoodh Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @jimmypaulhair Makeup: @silbruinsma1 Story: Lynn Hirschberg W magazine, Vol. V 2019
From her breakout roles in television shows 'The Leftovers' and 'Fosse/Verdon,' to upcoming films including 'Seberg' @margaretqualley lights up any screen with radiant-child exuberance. Meet the rising star at the link in bio. - Photography: @InezandVinoodh Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @jimmypaulhair Makeup: @silbruinsma1 Story: Lynn Hirschberg W magazine, Vol. V 2019
“Quentin wanted my weird-looking feet up on Brad’s fancy car’s dashboard. I kept trying to hide them, but he insisted.” Dancer-turned-actress @margaretqualley talks about her professional ballet days and connection to Pussycat in Tarantino's latest film at the link in bio. - Photography: @InezandVinoodh Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @jimmypaulhair Makeup: @silbruinsma1 Story: Lynn Hirschberg W magazine, Vol. V 2019
While @margaretqualley seems to have inherited the stage presence that made her mother, @andiemacdowell an American icon, the flower child is moving on from roles that played up her ethereal looks, to more serious fare. - Photography: @InezandVinoodh Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @jimmypaulhair Makeup: @silbruinsma1 Story: Lynn Hirschberg W magazine, Vol. V 2019
A @lilyrose_depp by any other name would still smell as sweet, but the daughter of Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis is making one of her own. - Photography: Tim Walker Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @1malcolmedwards Makeup: @sambryantmakeup Set Design: @nicholasdesjardins Story: @mrchrisbagley W magazine, Vol. V 2019
"For me there’s no other way to do it than the vulnerable approach, completely laying your soul bare. I mean, you can’t be worried about looking pretty when you’re acting. Granted, if you’ve got a camera in your face, you’re going to be thinking about it at first. But the more I learned about how important it is to know your character so well, the less I thought about myself as part of the equation.” @lilyrose_depp discusses stepping into the spotlight, adulthood, and standing on her own at the link in bio. - Photography: Tim Walker Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @1malcolmedwards Makeup: @sambryantmakeup Set Design: @nicholasdesjardins Story: @mrchrisbagley W magazine, Vol. V 2019
French-American model-actress, and ingenue-badass @lilyrose_depp considers her multi-dimensional traits that help her draw the line between privacy and fame. Link in bio. - Photography: Tim Walker Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @1malcolmedwards Makeup: @sambryantmakeup Set Design: @nicholasdesjardins Story: @mrchrisbagley W magazine, Vol. V 2019
@lilyrose_depp is no stranger to fashion nor the limelight; after all, she’s been modeling for Chanel for years, but the actress, who is playing roles as diverse as a ravaged drug addict in the film 'Dreamland' and Catherine de Valois in the historical drama 'The King,' a miniseries, is still something of a mystery to American audiences, a silent sphinx known mainly as a model. At the link in bio, we get to know the actress who's lips are as tight as they are pouty. - Photography: Tim Walker Styling: @SaraMoonves Hair: @1malcolmedwards Makeup: @sambryantmakeup Set Design: @nicholasdesjardins Story: @mrchrisbagley W magazine, Vol. V 2019
Happy @lanadelrey Day! As you embrace the late summer blues with #NormanFuckingRockwell on repeat, head to the link in bio where Twitter’s favorite astrologists, the Astro Poets tell you which perfectly moody Lana song you are based on your zodiac sign. - Photography: @lordjacobofsutton Styling: @Johnnyblueeyesfreedom W magazine, January 2012
Remembering Isabel Toledo, who passed away today at the age 59. Since she made her fashion debut in 1985, Toledo had been characterized as a problem solver, more engineer–or magician–than designer. Along with her partner in romantic and professional crime, husband the artist Ruben Toledo, Isabel operated just outside the fashion system for decades, creating pieces on her own schedule for loyal couture clients among them, Michelle Obama, who wore a custom dress and overcoat to the Presidential inauguration in 2009. Learn more about the life and legacy of the enigmatic designer and those who love her in today’s story. - Photography: @BielParklee Wmagazine.com
As celebrities, influencers, hippies, artists, and weirdos descend upon Black Rock City for the annual experimental, free-spirited, #BurningMan festival, tap today’s story for a vibe of the wild and weird desert fashion heating up the W archives. - @badgalriri by @stevenkleinstudio W Magazine, September 2016
EASY DOES IT | After a years-long hiatus, the streamlined, tech-savvy fashion label @coperni is back—and here to stay. “I probably shouldn’t say this, but we find companies like Apple much more inspiring than anything happening in fashion.” Designers @arnaud_vaillant and @sebastienmeyer discuss their technology-inspired re-launch and the digital project the house is taking on next at the link in bio. - Photography: @clareshilland Styling: @helenatejedor Hair: @christosvourlis Makeup: @lesantkathy Story: @karinnelson23 W magazine, Vol. IV
Doesn't it feel like everyone is vacationing in Italy this summer? Miley Cyrus, Diane von Furstenberg, and Kylie Jenner are just a few of the big names who've been spotted living la dolce vita, but if you're not en route to join them, don't despair: The pages of W have all the inspiration you need to transform yourself into a Roman goddess right here at home. If you’re dreaming sailing through Mediterranean, take a trip right now to link in bio. - Model: Malgosia Bela Photography + Styling: @VenetiaLScott Hair: @tinadidit Makeup: @janeenwitherspoonmakeup W magazine, August 2014