5 posts tagged "Nail polish"
Deborah Lippmann is nothing if not an innovator. The nail guru is the brains behind the oft-imitated chunky-glitter polish movement, which started backstage with custom blends for designers like Rodarte and Donna Karan. But while loading lacquers with different sized sequins for a layered, texturized finish continues to motivate big-name brands, Lippmann has moved on to bigger things. “It’s a step away from my signature glitter,” she says of her new 3-D Holographic formula, which boasts “an edgier feel” thanks to sparkles that are much more streamlined and condensed. Available in Ray of Light, a bright indigo, and Sweet Dreams, a candied pink, both work alone or layered with basic crème colors for an almost iridescent finish. Two coats should provide the jealousy-provoking spring manicure you’ve been looking for—and inspire a long list of imitators.
$18 each, available at www.deborahlippmann.com.
Florence Broadhurst’s iconic wallpaper patterns have made her a household name with the interior design set. And now thanks to Kate Spade creative director Deborah Lloyd, the Australian artist’s name is being bandied about by the fashion cognoscenti a whole lot these days, too. Kate Spade’s spring accessory and homeware collections pay homage to the designer’s bold prints, and its latest beauty offering follows suit. On the heels of last fall’s capsule launch with another Aussie innovator, Lipstick Queen’s Poppy King, the Kate Spade label is set to launch a four-piece nail lacquer kit next month. Each polish is named after one of Broadhurst’s famous patterns: Sea Foam Swirls is a solid aquamarine, Solar Orange is a mellow shade of tangerine, Watermelon Fingers is a happy pink, and Yellow Cockatoo is a very wearable, sunny gold. King has signed on again to help convert Broadhurst’s prints into polishes. The mini bottles are a testament to the fact that King should consider branching out more often.
$28, available April 2012 at www.katespade.com.
Remember that Emma Watson campaign for Lancôme’s Rouge In Love Lipstick that leaked onto the Internet last week? Turns out it was just a prototype. But have no fear: The actual ad has also leaked. [Racked]
Titanic enthusiasts, ready your checkbooks: Thousands of artifacts salvaged from the great ship’s underwater grave—including a number of “still-fragrant,” turn-of- the-century perfume bottles—will be auctioned off in April. [NYT]
Renowned fashion critic Cathy Horyn has published her own rendition of the year’s most memorable (and most forgettable) fashion moments. At the top of her list? Designers’ embrace of nail polish collaborations, which she seems to have tired of. “Fashion should look for a new accessory,” Horyn writes. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Prepare yourselves for the reemergence of the nude nail. [Fashionista]
Good news for Chloé fragrance fans: a new flanker of the house’s much-loved signature scent will arrive in February in the form of L’Eau de Chloé, a distilled rose water, citrus, and patchouli eau. [WWD]
Once you get past Natasha Poly’s expertly crafted cat eye, pale lip, perfect skin, and those killer, killer earrings, the discerning observer notices something else on i-D magazine’s October cover girl: Hello, white nail polish. A stroke of genius from manicurist extraordinaire Marian Newman, the color goes beyond the sheer simplicity of once ubiquitous “ballet slipper” pinks for something that’s a bit more edgy, albeit equally classic. According to Butter London creative director Nonie Creme, the color—or the achromatic, as the case may be—is a must for this season and reflects the pared-down, somber feel of the Fall collections. “If you want to dabble in the trend without going full-on ‘Liquid Paper,’ pick a medium white, a china or an ivory,” Creme advises. “Two coats of a medium-opacity white is not as over-the-top as the Pantoney-looking versions,” she continues, adding that if you’re not ready for a total whiteout, a pale dove gray is a nice way to transition into the trend.
Try it: Butter London Cream Tea, part of the Fashionista’s Favourites Fall 2008 collection, $45, www.butterlondon.com
Photo: Emma Summerton for i-D Magazine, October 2008
When Peter Philips took over as creative director of makeup at Chanel this past year, his first project was a huge, overwhelming success. If you dabbled in bright nail polish colors this summer, it is because of the trickle-down effect of Philips’ limited-edition Robertson Boulevard collection, which included hot pink, hot orange, yellow, and purple colors that were so wildly popular, they sold out many times over and inspired more than a few imitations. When he followed this up with Gold Fiction, an 18-karat gold-flecked lacquer, it became clear that Philips intended to keep up Chanel’s tradition of creating collectible—and limited-edition—nail colors to send product fiends into a tizzy. “I love nail polish,” Philips confirms. “I feel like I’m a kid in a candy store when I get into the laboratory.” For his next trick, he’s releasing two limited-edition colors in January: a pink/Champagne offering previewed at the RTW show last week, as well as a shade that has the candy man himself a little excited. As part of his Gypsy-themed Spring collection, Philips has created Vendetta—a deep aubergine polish in the same vein as last year’s best-seller, Blue Satin. Ladies, set your homepages.
Photo: Courtesy of Chanel