Face Jewelry Is the New Way to Accessorize

Sometimes all you need is a little bling to complete your look. But have you tried wearing it on your face? In a sea of strong fall/winter runway looks models were adorned with faceware from several designers. From Gucci’s Mad Max–inspired goggles to Ivorian creative Loza Maléombho’s metal chin piece, this isn’t a trend for the meek.

“I’ve always been fascinated by the Wodaabes’ face painting for their Gerewol ceremony.”

One of the statement items of the season was Tongoro designer Sarah Diouf’s “Cairo” face piece, seen on Alicia Keys and Naomi Campbell. Her inspiration? “I’ve always been fascinated by the Wodaabes’ face painting for their Gerewol ceremony,” says Diouf of the West African nomads.

Jason Bolden (standing) and Adair Curtis

Netflix Debuts Fashion Themed Reality Series

Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union and Yara Shahidi always turn heads when they grace the red carpet, and Jason Bolden is the man behind their stunning looks. His interior decorator hubby, Adair Curtis, has his own roster of VIP clients, so the duo joined forces to form JSN Studio. The pair stopped by ESSENCE Fashion House during NYFW to provide some intel on their new Netflix series, Styling Hollywood.

The eight-episode docuseries offers an inside look at what it’s like to work with some of the most popular entertainers in the biz while balancing both work and play. They bring us into their world as they prep for awards season and keep their clientele stylishly on point.

Netflix’s Styling Hollywood, which premiered August 30, gives us a front-row seat to the all-star shenanigans playing out behind the red-carpet scenes.

Millennial Purple is Fall’s Hottest Hue

One thing millennials know how to do is make a style statement. While neon green was all the rage for summer, it’s time to obsess over something new now that fall is upon us. Millennial purple—a dreamy lilac hue that designers are incorporating into their latest collections— offers a twist on the plum shades we usually see in autumn, and it was everywhere, including the (shown, from left) MmusoMaxwell, Cushnie and Rodarte runways.

Lilac shades at the shows for (from left) MmusoMaxwell, Cushnie and Rodarte

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