It wasn’t just the gorgeous clothing and edgy accessories that caught our eye at the 3.1 Phillip Lim show this week – it was also the metallic nails rocked by the models on the runway. “For Spring 2017, I wanted the nails to feel stark and dynamic. To avoid a ‘white-out’ effect, metallic is layered on top to evoke the collection’s hardware and inspiration,” Lim explains. “The overall effect is brushed – as if done by the hand of a young girl – but still elevated, refined, and accessible.”
The overall effect is brushed – as if done by the hand of a young girl – but still elevated, refined, and accessible. – Phillip Lim
Madeline Poole, celebrity nail guru and Global Color Ambassador at Sally Hansen, created the custom nail look for the Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show at New York Fashion Week. “Keeping in mind the various references of 3.1 Phillip Lim’s Spring 2017 collection from Western to Victorian, we came up with a nail that is accessible yet elevated. Not just a solid color, but a white with a metallic overlay,” describes Poole. “The metallic is inspired by the hardware, elaborate studding, and zippers from the collection.”
Read on to discover how to get the sleek nail-art look yourself in three simple steps thanks to this tutorial, shared exclusively with Savoir Flair.
Paint two coats of the Sally Hansen ‘Xtreme Wear in White On’ so you have opaque coverage on your nails.
Remove the majority of color off the brush from the Sally Hansen ‘Xtreme Wear in Celeb City’ and apply it to your nails in a brushy fashion.
Apply a second coat of ‘Celeb City’ to some areas of your nails to pump up the contrast.