Left to Right: Paulo Almeida, for sale Model, Marta Marques for Marques’Almeida

It’s official! Marques’Almeida is the 2015 winner of the LVMH Prize. After deliberation by the judges — J.W. Anderson (Loewe), Nicolas Ghesquière (Louis Vuitton), Marc Jacobs (Marc Jacobs), Karl Lagerfeld (Fendi), Humberto Leon and Carol Lim (Kenzo), Phoebe Philo (Céline), Raf Simons (Dior), Riccardo Tisci (Givenchy), and Delphine Arnault (Executive Vice-President of Louis Vuitton), Jean-Paul Claverie (advisor to Bernard Arnault) and Pierre-Yves Roussel (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the LVMH Fashion Division) — Marques’Almeida was presented the LVMH Prize, by actress Natalie Portman this morning at the Fondation Louis Vuitton. The pair will receive 300,000 euros in addition to a year-long mentorship from the LVMH Group spanning all areas of the business, from production to press.

“Thank you very much. This is a huge shock and a huge honor,” began Marta Marques from the podium after winning the award. “We feel absolutely blessed.” This marks the first major prize for the house, which was established in 2011 after Marques and her design partner, Paulo Almeida, graduated from Central Saint Martins. The line is famous for its denim pieces—a favorite among the street-style set—and has recently been expanding into new textiles and accessories.

Also honored at the ceremony was Jacquemus, which won an unplanned special prize from the jury. The other semifinalists were Arthur Arbesser, Craig Green, Faustine Steinmetz, Off-White c/o Virgil Abloh, and Vetements.

-Nargas Karimi

Okay, let’s face it, we have all been a little guilty of lazy makeup removal. Maybe we only do a simple rinse, or maybe we just completely neglect our faces altogether before retiring for the night. Nonetheless, it’s not good for both our skin and our now messy-pillows. Not to mention that it makes it a little harder to apply makeup again the next morning.

Before it gets too late in the night, be sure to use a makeup remover that specializes in making those stubborn coats disappear. Clinique’s Take the Day Off Remover for Lids, Lashes, & Lips is great for lifting long-wear makeup and gentle enough to not tug on the more sensitive areas like your eyes. Anything that is “waterproof” will not be an issue for this magic eraser. However, sometimes there may be a case, in which we fall asleep before doing the proper care for our faces. In this situation, always keep spare wipes like Philosophy’s Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleansing Cloths; they’re great especially when you’re on the go. Next, move to a great cleanser. Josie Maran’s Argan Exfoliating Cleanser Powder gives you an exfoliant and cleanser all-in-one. It lifts dead skin and any possible makeup residue, while also brightening and softening your skin. It’s delicate enough to use for daily use, infusing the silkiness of rice powder so that it doesn’t strip you of your natural moisture. Finally, always use a toner. Certain toners will be sure to get rid of the finer elements of makeup, that you may have just missed with the makeup remover and cleanser. Try Dior’s Gentle Toning Lotion With Velvet Peony Extract. It rids the skin of final makeup traces, while leaving the skin fresh, smooth, and even.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
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