Would spring finally be in the air? I saw some shots on instagram of Japanese cherry blossom and immediately got inspired to do soft pink nails. I think the whiter the better – to get that super soft chalky pink look. Topshop Milkshake & Essie Petal Pink are my favourite, together with a Repossi ring would be nice if I ever win the lottery…
In Tokyo they love their nail art and spend huge amounts and time decorating these little treasures. Salons offer the most complicated designs you can think of and even office workers have bejewelled talons. Last year I visited an amazing nail shop in where Lady Gaga has her nails made in Daikayama http://ayafukudanail.com/. The designs were very detailed, super stiletto shapes with chains and lots of embellisment for example. Prices matched the intricate designs and were sky high. But in Japan not only pop stars but even office workers have nail art done. Check out ‘every day’ salon http://pomponner.jp/gallery.html.
Marian Newman has done the most amazing nail feature for Another magazine. The nails are inspired by Easter and feature the ultimate nude, dark chocolate and embellished nails. I especially like the chocolate nail which has a stiletto tip. Happy Easter!
I’m adoring all these beauty and fashion animation videos, so clever, beautiful and witty.
It all started with Another magazine who commissioned Quentin Jones in 2010 to feature the coveted Chanel Particulière nail polish. Peter Philips, the creative director at Chanel, is also a graphic designer and he followed this up with an amazing video featuring Chanel make up as robots in 2011. This video was a huge hit. Quentin Jones has just been been featured in LOVE magazine and Hogan recently did a little ‘a day in the life’ of video of Quentin. Other brands she has worked with are Victoria Beckham and Kenzo.
Sadie and Joe Williams are animation masters who have worked with Marc Jacobs and Hillier. They recently did an animation for Topshop featuring SS13 nails.
Click on below videos for some big smile action:
This video link below is DA BOMB – it recaps the best nail trends for this Spring Summer by Michelle Humphrey for Because magazine. Michelle is an amazing nail artist with a good production team around her by the looks of it. Go look!
Click on this: totally nailed
Love these pistaccio & nudy nails Michelle did too!
LOVING the packaging for the new make up line by & other stories – so freshhhhh!
now available at Collette online and at their store in Paris