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MANICURE MUSE: Christian Dior Couture Spring ‘12
Having gone to school for fashion design and designed my own collection, I can appreciate the art of every snip, stitch, drape and trim that goes into making a garment. The freedom to create art without the pressure of retail is rare, which is why I always look forward to the couture collections. Bill Gaytten, who has taken the reigns for the house of Dior, described viewing the collection with X-ray vision. Staying true to the Dior hertitage of the 50s silhouette was a transparent collection of fit ‘n’ flare dresses that showcased the craftsmanship and very fine detail. This look, in particular, was breath-taking. I love the alluring sheer top with fine folds… not to mention the endless ombre layers of the skirt. Oh, and did I mention Lana del Ray accompanied the collection as the soundtrack? Swoon
To emulate, I used “Dove” by Zoya, “Brilliant White” by CND, and “Liquid Vinyl” by Orly
(Photo: Elle.com)

MANICURE MUSE: Christian Dior Couture Spring ‘12

Having gone to school for fashion design and designed my own collection, I can appreciate the art of every snip, stitch, drape and trim that goes into making a garment. The freedom to create art without the pressure of retail is rare, which is why I always look forward to the couture collections. Bill Gaytten, who has taken the reigns for the house of Dior, described viewing the collection with X-ray vision. Staying true to the Dior hertitage of the 50s silhouette was a transparent collection of fit ‘n’ flare dresses that showcased the craftsmanship and very fine detail. This look, in particular, was breath-taking. I love the alluring sheer top with fine folds… not to mention the endless ombre layers of the skirt. Oh, and did I mention Lana del Ray accompanied the collection as the soundtrack? Swoon

To emulate, I used “Dove” by Zoya, “Brilliant White” by CND, and “Liquid Vinyl” by Orly

(Photo: Elle.com)

MANICURE MUSE: Chanel Haute Couture Spring ‘12

Uncle Karl’s got the blues and it’s clear from his Spring Couture collection. Set in a space shuttle, our main man streamlined new modern silhouettes and textiles down the runway. You would never guess it, but this spectacular graphic giraffe print maxi is actually made of shimmery cellophane. Uncle Karl never fails to impress! 

To emulate this look, I used “Midnight Blue” by Sinful, “Blingtastic” by Sally Hansen Gem Crush, and White by Art club. 

1. Paint your nail dark midnight blue

2. Paint another coat of blue glitter

3. Using a thin white nail art brush or a white nail art pen, draw irregular connecting squares all over the nail

4. Top it off with Seche Vite Fast Dry Top Coat