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MANICURE MUSE: Temperley London Spring ’13

One of my favorite Ladylike alternatives to a floral print is stripe-play. Mixing bright bold colors with fresh pastels is a great way to achieve the same impact of femininity. The perfect example of this is Alice Temperley’s Spring ’13 collection. Inspired by the young Sofia Loren, she showed graphic simplicity through 50s silhouettes. What I love most about this collection is the palette and how she plays with different fabrics to create an alluring stripe that accentuates the female form.

To emulate this look, I used Satin Sheets by L’Oreal, Bikini So Teeny by Essie, White by Color Club Duo, and Gia by Zoya.

To get these Ladyfingers:

1. Start with a full nail in sheer white polish

MANICURE MUSE: Temperley 1


2. Using light blue, create a stripe along the tip of your nail

Temperley 2


3. Create two more stripes of light blue working your way upwards, be sure to leave space in between

MANICURE MUSE: Temperley 3


4. In the remaining top portion, fill the space with a white stripe

Temperley 4


5. Using a red nail art brush, apply a thin stripe along the top of the blue middle stripe leaving a sliver of blue peeking through

MANICURE MUSE: Temperley 5


6. Top it off with top coat

(Photo from, Nail photos by Taryn Multack for Miss Ladyfinger)

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  • Lubka Christova

    Seems pretty easy, but looks very nice!