Thursday, March 5, 2015

NYFW Nail Art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW

I love that everything from nature to cute packaging to fashion can inspire my nail art. New York Fashion Week had been popping up on my feeds lately, so I couldn't help but pick out a few looks to translate onto my nails. This post marks the first in a couple NYFW-inspired nail art posts coming up :> Today's inspiration is from Oscar de la Renta fall 2015 ready-to-wear:
NYFW nail art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW
images source: Vogue
I fell in love with this ladylike print of blue flowers on soft beige. Here's what I did with it:

NYFW nail art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW
This post is a bit pic-heavy. The design took up the better part of my night to complete, so you can bet I took a million photos (okay, more like 50) to make sure I wouldn't have to do them again. That left me with a lot of photos to choose from and edit, and in the end I just couldn't cut it down to my usual 3-4.

NYFW nail art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW
Polishes used:
  • Zoya Jacqueline (buttery yellow) layered with Revlon Gel Envy in All or Nothing (pale pink-beige) to get the soft beige base of the blouse/dress just right
  • OPI Alpine Snow - base and flower highlights
  • China Glaze Up All Night - deep, inky blue for the stripes and flower outlines and leaves
  • Nails Inc Baker Street - bright blue for the flowers and the >>> lines 
NYFW nail art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW
My thumb is usually my guinea pig finger. It's the finger I test on to first, so I can get a feel for painting the designs. I am too cheap/lazy to practice first on a swatch stick, and if it turns out bad then no big deal since my thumb nail is never the focal point anyway. This is one of those rare occasions when I really like my guinea-pig-test-thumb, maybe even more than the other nails (but shh, don't tell them I said that.) I think it's because the other nails look a little cluttered to me; I like the "white" space of this one.

NYFW nail art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW
The day after was sunny, and I never pass up an opportunity to photograph in natural light. The >>> stripes are all supposed to be the same colour, but I think when I put Baker Street on to my palette, it may have mixed with the dried-up puddle of Up All Night underneath, making some lines slightly darker.

NYFW nail art: Oscar de la Renta Fall 2015 RTW
Did you follow New York Fashion Week? Which fall collection would you have loved to see in nail art form?

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