8 posts tagged "nail art"
I spotted this gem on Brooklyn-based manicurist Fleury Rose’s Instagram last night and immediately needed the details. While I thought one wore this faux-diamond ring through a pierced tip, it’s actually meant to be affixed to the surface of the nail with gel or glue (along with a cluster of other jewels), she explained. The finger painter picked up the tiny treasure (an item popular among nail artists in Japan) during a trip to the West Coast, but says if you want a sparkler of your own, get on the horn (or your e-mail) sooner rather than later—she only has two left. As Queen Bey would say, if you like it, you should put a ring on it—and fast.
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In the past, I cringed at the concept of a French manicure. The first and only time I ever had one was for my bat mitzvah—nothing says “Today I am a woman” (the traditional phrase that kicks off many a post-Torah-reading speech) like acrylic nails with airbrushed white tips. But now this classic design is staging one very chic comeback. Roland Mouret strayed from the manicure’s straight-and-narrow origins and had polish painted on the bias at his Spring 2013 show, while Titania Inglis played up the gold rings on models’ fingers the following season by extending the metallic shade down onto their tips and forming an edgy “V” shape. And who could forget the ombré nails at Rodarte that were as cool as the barbed-wire crowns the girls wore down the Mulleavy sisters’ Fall 2013 runway? The French mani certainly has no shortage of chutzpah.
To see the evolution of the French manicure, check out this month’s “The Look.”
Comic-Con is in full swing, and Hailee Steinfeld got into the spirit of things to promote her upcoming film, Ender’s Game. The young actress turned up at a press event yesterday rocking intricate, Roy Lichtenstein-inspired, cartoon nail art that must’ve taken her manicurist hours to paint. One graphic digit even spelled out the name of her character in the movie, Petra. Now that’s dedication to a role.
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