nailgirls at London Fashion Week Spring/ Summer ’12
What a season!!!
We had the pleasure of being part of the backstage team at a number of shows this season. Jo and I also attended. Jo organising the pro team making sure that each and every model was perfectly painted and I chatting to the press that were backstage about the show about the inspiration that led us to paint the particular colours. I also enjoyed sharing all the interesting things we have been up to over the last season and what was coming up next for us.
Last season Jo had just had her little daughter Georgia May so did not attend the shows. It was nice to have my sister back with me. Please dont throw up but it is true!For each show we did no soak manis and or pedis (shape, buff, full cuticle work and paint).
Pringle of Scotland, Monday 18th September Call time- 08.00 Show time- 11.00
This was Alistair Carr’s first full collection for Pringle. He delved into the archives and breathed new life into the almost 200 year old company that is famous for its knits.Alistair’s muse Tilda Swinton, Rosario Dawson and jeweller Husam el Odeh where all in the audience.We painted nailgirls super base ridge filling base coat.
Then added 2 coats of nailgirls beige#6 a Translucent milky beige nail colour, perfect for layering, French and natural nails. It has a high gloss finish and suits all skin tones.We topped it off with nailgirls Super Finish. A quick drying top coat with a wet look shine. Dries up to 4 coats of colour in under 3 minutes with a glossy finish. Helps create a flawless polish even at home as it smoothes out any imperfections and smudges that may have occurred during the colour application. Prevents yellowing as it contains a UV inhibitor.And finally we added nailgirls cuticle conditioner With sweet almond oil and ginseng root. It hydrates, moisturises and soothes your cuticles and nails. Vitamin E cuticle oil helps to soften and condition damaged cuticles. Prevents drying and cracking, and eliminates hang nails and speeds nail growth. Use as often as possible, particularly at bedtime. Apply once a day for more manageable, healthy cuticles.
Mary Katrantzou, Tuesday 20th September Call time- 06.30 Show time- 09.00
Man vs. nature the latest collection form Mary. A softer more sensuos collection than the formal architectural shapes of previous collections. As usual prints were a plenty but this time blown up to a larger than life scale feathers and flowers. Fabrics had a sheen to them that was inspired by the crushed-car sculptures of John Chamberlain. Prints were also made up of metal objects like cans and car parts.We painted nailgirls super base. Then added 2 coats of nailgirls pink#19 a sheer chiffon pink with a silver sparkle. We topped it off with nailgirls Super Finish. And finally we added nailgirls cuticle conditioner With sweet almond oil and ginseng root.
Designers Remix by Charlotte Eskildsen, Tuesday 20th September Call time- 09.30 Presentation time- 11.00
As usual a strong directional collection bringing abstract minimalism and elegance together to create avant-garde modern classics. With clever 3D tailoring as well as draping and cutting she has an architectural approach to her design. We painted nailgirls super base. Then added 2 coats of nailgirls silver #2 A sparkling bright silver. This glittery polish is loaded with bright silver sparkle for a modern fashionista look. We topped it off with nailgirls Super Finish. And finally we added nailgirls cuticle conditioner With sweet almond oil and ginseng root.
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