Saturday, 22 September 2012

Maria Grachvogel nails

Last week I was fairly busy with various fashion week design work for both Glamour and Elegant Touch. You can see my Glamour nails >> here and I will post more about them soon, with more new designs to follow on their site. 

Aside from my Glamour work I have also been doing some design work with Elegant Touch nails. Last week I got the unique opportunity to go backstage at London Fashion Week to see Elegant Touch in action at the Maria Grachvogel show, and even got to help applying nails to the models before the show! It was truly an amazing experience to be there and just being part of the commotion backstage. The nails applied were Elegant Touch medium length nails with a white polish to give a bold and complimenting look to the outfits.

The backstage area - waiting for the models to arrive

The models, with their braided hairstyle, having their makeup applied

The full treatment! This model having her makeup, fingernails and toenails done all while texting her friends!
The final touchup before the show
Just before the show started I got to escape from the backstage area (which had gone into full panic mode!) and go and watch the show. Below are a few of the looks I photographed. The whole show was amazing, and the clothes were beautiful. It started with white statement dresses and transitioned into softer watercolour looking prints that flowed down the catwalk with the models. Of coure the pièce de résistance was the flash of white nail perfectly complimenting each outfit.



The final procession of all the models
Maria Grachvogel (middle)
I didn't want this post to be without any nail art, so I decided to some some simple nails inspired by one of the outfits designed by Grachvogel. I chose this bold look as I love the dress and thought it would translate very well to nails.
Source: catwalking.com
The final result is a black and white reverse moon look with a matte top coat. It is so simple to create with this look yourself. You just start with a white base and then layer a coat of black on top by starting further down the nail than you normally would. Finally top off with Rimmel matte top coat (my favourite) and voila!




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