Tadashi Shoji’s Fall/Winter Runway for Fashion Week was inspired by the joy of flight, the intersection between aircraft mechanics and winged flight, which means lots of copper, gold, and silver, and colors that evoke clouds, the skies, and perhaps, even birds and their feathers. So it is no surprise that the nail and even makeup looks for this spectacular show should evoke those feelings, those colors, and those textures.
I have done a separate feature for the hair look for Tadashi’s show, created by Lead Stylist Rodney Cutler of Cutler Salons. In his explanation of the hair, he noted the fabrics and the textures. You’ll see that in the nails and makeup for the show, the joy of flight, movement, and mention of the unique textures of the fabrics are also kept very much in mind.
butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador Katie Jane Hughes created a dual-tone nail look that was whimsical and chic and that seems perfectly suited to the overall theme. Before I give you the “how-to” here are a few photos I took backstage that highlight how the nail techs work on the models!
Grab this look! Here’s how Katie created the look:
Start by applying butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds with a sponge making sure the nail tip is covered, so the white color fades up diagonally like a cloud.
Using butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Full Monty, use the opposite side of the sponge to soften any harsh lines and blend the white and gold nail lacquers slightly.
Finish by using butter LONDON Hardwear P.D. Quick Top Coat to give the nails a brilliant shine.
MAKEUP BY PEP GAY FOR M-A-C- COSMETICS (metallic glitter eyes, rock)! I didn’t get a chance to get up close and personal with anyone from M-A-C cosmetics (they were being swarmed by eager beauty bloggers) but I did get a chance to snap a few photos of the look, which, as you can see, has as it’s focal point, glitter around the eyes. While it might not be something everyone can do effortlessly at home, you can’t help but want to try it! So I’ve included the face chart (courtesy of MAC Cosmetics) and one of my own photos of the products that were being used backstage. Let it inspire you!