Thursday, September 24, 2009

nailzzz(hot hot trend!)

Lunar Cycle
Etiquette books of the twenties and thirties warned women against painted nails, but with Hollywood glamour-pusses like Greta Garbo, Jean Harlow, and Joan Crawford flaunting them, the moon manicure was poised for liftoff. Eight decades later, the style experienced a resurgence on the Fall runways, showing up at Thakoon, Ruffian, and Dior, left.

Lady in Red
Sales of nail polish took off in the forties. Credit goes to Rita Hayworth, whose long, oval red nails were widely emulated—at least by non-Rosie the Riveter types.

Seeing Green
Forty-plus years later, Peter Philips, Chanel's creative director of makeup, took Quant's concept and ran with it, whipping up the famed jade lacquer from the brand's Fall 2009 show. "Karl [Lagerfeld] wanted a green tint which would resonate with the jade-colored notes of the collection," Philips says. A palette of ten different shades of green was shown to the designer, who picked the one that most resembled a tweed suit from the collection.

Bright Ideas
Pastels ultimately begat brighter neon shades, which remain a summer staple for fingernails and toes.

White Lines
The French manicure came into vogue in the seventies among career women looking for a versatile and elegant look that didn't require frequent alterations. The origins of the style's neutral base with a thin white tip—as well as the exact nature of its French connection—are often disputed, but Orly founder Jeff Pink trademarked the term in 1978 when he launched his Original French Manicure Kit.

Faking it
Acrylic, square-shaped nails became the rage in the eighties. With her shoulder pads, big hair, and extreme talons, Dynasty star Joan Collins—who else?—embodied the trend.

The Black List
The black polish craze hasn't been limited to the boys. Joan Jett and Pat Benatar made it their own and it eventually achieved crossover success, frequently showing up on the fingers of supermodel Kate Moss and her ink.

Stuck on You
Press-on nails were the economical and convenient answer to the decade's artificial nail craze. Companies like Lee marketed easy-to-use adhesive nails at drugstore prices, opening the door for other street styles—like nail charms and nail art—to enter into the mainstream

Design Majors
Nail design has risen above its humble, mall-salon beginnings to become a favorite new pastime of the young Hollywood and hip-hop sets.

Dark Angel
No nails story would be complete without Vamp, the deep reddish brown shade that Uma Thurman immortalized in Pulp Fiction. The Chanel classic received a sparkly update dubbed Gondola. Pumped up with gold and iridescent plum flecks, the new lacquer is due out next month

The Future Perfect
Minx is the next big thing in nails. The fledgling company offers metallics, personalized graphics, and photo-quality designs in flexible nontoxic film form. Applied with heat and easily removed, Minx nails have become popular with editorial manicurists and clients like Lady Gaga, who want frequently changing statement nails without the hassle of removing and reapplying.

Scratch and Win
Sula Beauty has upped the innovation quotient as well with its Paint & Peel polishes. This line of bold colors is designed with a water-based formula that allows you to paint it on and peel it off at your convenience, with no need for a base coat, top coat, or harsh nail polish removers.

Welcome Matte
Next season's other big trend is a flat look that debuted backstage at Alexander Wang, courtesy of Butter London's Nonie Crème, who created the finish by putting her Nail Foundation base coat on top of her flesh-toned go-to Yummy Mummy. Look out for matte color collections from Zoya and Orly this fall, as well as Opi's line launching in July.

sorry for being MIA ladies, its like what a month now?
i've been busy doing lots of school stuff.
Next week i'll be off to have a 3 day retreat in Calaruega, Batangas.
by thursday i'll post my recent works,
there is something wron with my screen.
the images appear to be negative.. my gosh!


3 loving thoughts,,:

*Nehs* said...

nails! i'm into nail polish these days, i like neon colors.

Kym said...

oh, i love those black and white nails!!!!

French Manicure Nails said...

That's interesting about the lunar cycle. Did not know that..

Love that style and also love the mean greens !