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The McQueen Mani We Want But Can’t Have


The hair and makeup were only part of the fairly sizable beauty story backstage at Alexander McQueen’s show yesterday. In what is perhaps the most exciting nail art news we’ve had to share since the fashion tribes departed from manicurist Sophy Robson’s London stomping grounds, Minx showed up big in Paris. The popular nail brand’s founders, Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin, were reportedly given fabric swatches from Sarah Burton’s design team (see look 26), and the duo promptly devised the manicure at left, in which layers of a translucent copper pattern were placed atop their best-selling Golden Lightning foil. U.K. nail stylist Marian Newman lead the nail tech team that applied the overlays at the show, and while we asked (oh, yes—we asked), they are sadly limited-edition for the runway only. Just another reason to envy the likes of Karlie Kloss and Lindsey Wixson.

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  1. burningember says:

    Gold and copper….alchemy….yummy.

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