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MANICURE MUSE: Elie Saab Spring ’14

Couturiers are at the very top of fashion hierarchy. Their touch goes in to each and every custom-made garment, so you can only imagine the level of intricacy and detail involved. When this select group of designers also happen to have “ready-to-wear” collections, they bring their golden touch and design genius to a more commercial consumer (a select group like celebs, socialites and the fashion elite). Elie Saab, couturier and a master of embroidery and beading, translated his skills into a RTW Spring ’14 collection described as a “lace garden”. A slew of gorgeous gowns made of Chantilly lace topped with beading and embroidery walked the runway in breath-taking colors found within a garden. However, for me, the show stoppers were the red-carpet-ready white looks which had vibrant roses placed in concentrated necklines and hemlines. The emerald and bougainvillea pair perfectly for the holidays, so grab your dotter tool and let’s make your Ladyfingers bloom…

To emulate this look, I used Purity and Raven by Zoya, Alex by the Books by Nicole by OPI, Tenacious Teal by Maybelline’s Color Show, Shirley Temple by Mattesse Elite, Opulent by Seche, and a dotter tool.

To get these Ladyfingers:

1. Start with a full white nail

MANICURE MUSE: Elie Saab 1

 

2. Using a dotter tool and mint colored polish, dot two pyramids of dots having their points meeting towards the center of the nail. Add a couple small extras away from the pyramids as well

MANICURE MUSE: Elie Saab 2

 

3. Layering on top of the mint polish, dot emerald dots staying within the shape

MANICURE MUSE: Elie Saab 3

4/5. Repeat with pink and then magenta polish

MANICURE MUSE: Elie Saab 4

 

6. Using black polish, dot tiny dots within the center of some of the larger pink and magenta circles

7. Top it off with top coat

 

(Photo: Style.com, Nail Photos: Taryn Multack for Miss Ladyfinger)

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  • http://www.passportsandvisa.wordpress.com/ passportsandvisa

    Although I have no patience or artistic ability, i just might give this one a try – absolutely love!