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Posts tagged ‘manicure’

Do Rihanna’s Bare Nails Mean Something?

01 November 2012, 22.06 | Posted in celebrity, nail art | No comments »

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For Halloween Rihanna chose to go with bare nails as shown in the image above. Over at Style (I think it’s Style, can’t find the story anymore, so incredibly maddening–editors you know of what I speak!) there are musings that perhaps this is pointing to the end of the in-your-face nail trend as we know it. The editor infers that Rihanna’s manicure lines up with nail trends shown on runways of late, which are all about bareness.

The thing is, runways beauty trends for a while now have been rather conservative. Whether hair, makeup or nails, designers have chosen to go with relatively staid looks, letting the clothes, shoes and bags make the statement. Most aren’t making a living hawking bags not nail polish after all! As for Rihanna, while her nails are ”natural,” it’s a pretty safe bet they’re fake and just a few days ago she had them painted Vixen red, a perennial fall classic. 

That being said, there has been a move away from super complex designs and certainly 3-D nail art is long behind us as a nail trend except for the diehards (and bless their hearts).  Still and all, the nail game is far from dead. More like steady as she goes and if that translate to a breather from every two-bit celebrity and some nail polish company collaborating on a “new” color, no one is going to mind that at all.

Melody Ehsani X NCLA Nail Wrap Collabo!

22 February 2012, 00.29 | Posted in Designer Collaboration, nail art | 1 comment »

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No surprise that accessory designer Melody Ehsani with L.A. nail-wrap company NCLA brings nail design to new heights. Ehsani is a true lover of the art plus has miles high creative vision. The lookbook shown here features both the wraps, available in four color themes, along with Ehsani’s accessory designs. Look for this collaboration for purchase on ShopNCLA on March 1st.

See more images, plus closeups on the wraps on the next page.

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Neutral Nail With Pastel-Colored Tips

07 November 2011, 13.41 | Posted in nail art | 2 comments »

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A neutral-colored nail with subtle, pastel-colored tips. As quiet as the colors are it still pops because of the contrasting colors and the way the tips are patterned. Via my current fave, Disconails.

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Amy Winehouse Tribute Nail Art

31 October 2011, 13.16 | Posted in Music, celebrity, nail art | 2 comments »

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Via Sosoflynails.

LFW: Holly Fulton White Tiger Stripe Nail Art

22 September 2011, 18.27 | Posted in nail art | No comments »

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Showing during London Fashion Week, designer Holly Fulton chooses a mani design that is simple yet still packs punch, and just as important sets off the fashion perfectly.

WAH Nails Prada Banana Manicure!

15 April 2011, 12.31 | Posted in nail art | No comments »

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Prada is having quite the lasting moment, with its recent collections receiving enviable amounts of editorial coverage and showing up on multiple covers. U.K.-based WAH nails, ever in step with the latest, pays its tribute with this perfectly executed banana manicure, featuring the print shown in the Spring 2011 collection. Well done, ladies!

Wah Nails Insane Gold Talons

05 November 2010, 18.56 | Posted in Runway Show, nail art | 1 comment »

 Wah Nails Insane Gold Talons

[UPDATE: Misread Sophy Robson's blog! The above nails are by U.K. nail art house, Wah Nails, and they were special made for Nasir Mazhars Spring/Summer 2010 runway presentation for London Fashion Week. The diamond tip nails after the flip do belong to Leighton Denny.]

Nail artist Sophy Robson brings us images of nail art by U.K. nail artist Leighton Denny (a former fork-lift truck driver!), who also heads up the Leighton Denny Nail Experts brand.  Obviously the nails here are a statement piece, but click through to see another set that are just as eye-popping and perfect for the holidays.

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Two-Tone Talon Nails By Valley’s Maki

22 October 2010, 23.24 | Posted in nail art | 4 comments »

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Valley Nails and especially nail artist Maki can easily become addictive. That’s just not me talking, I hear it all the time chatting with clients sitting in adjacent seats. While Maki was hooking me up with the two-tone manicure featured above (first spotted on Maki a couple weeks back, her “ex-nails” as she describes them), the woman next to me was talking about how she was hooked on gels. It’s like co-owner Nina Werman was saying, you can be out casually in a pair of sweats, but  flash your nails and you’re game is still completely on. Bottom line, there a lot of fun to look at. One more look at the mani after the flip.

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Red Ruffian Manicure from Dior

31 May 2010, 15.00 | Posted in nail art | 3 comments »

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The manicure featured above is a red Ruffian, which was shown at the Dior spring 2010 runway show. It comes from a recent Vogue Italy article on nail trends, which declares, “The rule: less square and never too long.” I’m not big on dos and don’ts, but I have to say I’ve left behind square shapes…for now anyway.

Rihanna in Jeremy Scott Leopard Hoodie

11 February 2010, 23.16 | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 comments »

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Rihanna is on the move, promoting herself and her music in Seoul, Korea. At a recent appearance she wore a very adorable Jeremy Scott snow leopard hoodie.  I like how it’s not an all-over print.  There are sections that are spot-free, similar to a real-live leopard. And while the ears are sort of cute (just sort of), I feel like I could live without the tail this top features.

On another note, have you seen her new video for “Rude Boy”? When we posted the fashion stills, a reader said it reminded her of M.I.A. And indeed, the graphics used in the video are clearly inspired by Ms. Swagger-Like-Us’ early videos.

Click through for a close-up on the candy-delish mani RihRih picked up in while in Japan, just prior to Seoul, and of course the tail!

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