I just want it to be Spring, so for inspiration I've been looking through Spring and Summer on Vogue's website. I'm just honestly so tired of winter, I want to start wearing cute dresses and sandals. For this nail art, the design was inspired by Alexander McQueen's Spring Ready to Wear 2014 collection. The collection has a lot of primary colour and what I would consider as rocker chic. There are a lot of cool intricate patterns and leather too! I tried to represent the design as best I could.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
On to St Patrick's Nail Art #2! This time it is inspired by a dress from Oscar de la Renta Autumn/Winter 2013-2014 collection. I love mix of texture and the different shades of greens.
In order to replicate the ruffled texture, I used a green gel pen to create rough and messy strokes. I also alternated between light and heavy strokes to create shadows and highlights. I applied a translucent and shimmery green polish on top of the pen drawing so that it lighten and blend a little more.
Monday, March 10, 2014
St. Patrick's day is coming up in few days so I will be creating a few green-themed nail art idea to wear on that day. I'm pretty excited for it since I am having my fourth annual St. Patrick's day party. Now that I'm out of school (for almost 2.5 years now, holy cow!), any time I get to see a big group of my friends together is always a blast. For this first St. Patrick's nail art, I gave a green spin to the design below from the Alexander Wang Autumn/Winter 14-15' collection. I love the black cut-outs, again it looks complicated but it is surprisingly easy to do. All you need is a steady hand!
Last year, I created a Chanel inspired nail art with a St. Patrick's twist. So if you're looking for something easier to do, check out the tutorial I did. If you have the time and patience to do this check out the materials and tutorial after the jump!
Friday, March 07, 2014
I am so over winter already, so I'm bringing out my bright coloured polishes and rocking spring themed nail art to brighten my mood. I recently picked up a few items from the Peter Pilotto and Target collaboration. When I went to Target in Toronto on the day it the collection was made available, the rack was virtually empty. A week and a half later, I went to visit my hometown in Sudbury and the Peter Pilotto section was pretty much untouched. I was able to pick up a lot of stuff that I had my eye on. I absolutely love Peter Pilotto designs because of their use of vibrant colours and contrasting patterns. The collection just seems fun!
This design is inspired by Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Honestly, out of the whole collection, I felt this design was the easiest to replicate.
Check out the materials after the jump!
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
A little while ago, I posted one of my fashion inspired nail art creation onto Reddit. A commenter asked me if I had done any design inspired by Zuhair Murad Couture 13' Fall collection to which I told her that I have done nail art design inspired by him, just not from that collection. She referred me to the collection and I obviously thought it was stunning ensemble of dresses.
Honestly, in my eyes, designer like Zuhair Murad and Marchesa can do no wrong. They design beautiful princess dresses that every girl dreams of. For now, I'm happy with replicating the design on my nails. Maybe one day I'll own a dress by them (ideally my wedding dress).