Nail Trends of Autumn/Winter 2012 that I am Lovin'
Deep, dull and dark colours are crazy popular on the runways this Autumn/Winter. Deep reds, dull nudes and dark blues looked sophisticated on the models' fingers, perfect in contrast with the brighter colours of the designs showcased on the runway.
Karen Walker: Navy blue, loved it from the day I saw a girl on the subway in HK with this on. Already have it now! <3
Catherine Malandrino: Plum Cherry. LOVE! Must get my hands on this colour.
Yuna Yang: Chocolate Aubergine, a beautiful delicious colour.
Naeem Khan: Blood red. Dripping with sexiness
Elie Saab: Matte, what colour would you call this? Brownish, greyish, purple? Either way, this unknown colour is amazing! Matte nail polish is really popular right now, it's a simply effect but with a great difference to the usual nail polish.
Valentino: Black. A perfect contrast with the bright red. Black never goes away. Love how it makes my skin look fairer, hate how my family thinks I look gothic.
Chanel: Nudes are in but I like this dull version a lot better. Very elegant, representing Chanel perfectly, like a mirror. In the Chanel range it's called 'Frenzy'. I am seriously going crazy for this colour, must add this one to my collection now.
Rachel Roy: Black is too simple, too unoriginal? Have a try with a licorice shade then, with a tinge of green. Sophistication at it's greatest!
PATTERNS & EFFECTS
Rachel Antonoff: I am absolutely in love with this look! Will certainly test it out. The colours are so eye-popping!
David Koma: Monochrome Minx. Just simply amazing!
Rachel Antonoff: use two coats of polish in midnight blue with a sponged overlay of purple and white, followed by a coat of sapphire sparkle. Walah! Looks like opals!
Phillip Lim: Shadowed crescent moon. Simple but very effective. Just three colours, black as base and grey and white on the edges.
Others that are popular on the runway, but are not my absolute faves, still never the less admirable, are mainly the repeated trends:
- French manicures (can play around with different colour combinations)
- Nudes/Neutrals (not really liking this)
- Metallic ( I do love this look but it's not something I would wear, personally)
Here's one that I've done recently:
Unique french manicure with navy as the base colour and silver tips