If it’s a fun factory you want, it’s one you’ll get every single time Jeremy Scott puts on a show. His club kid clothes appeal to fashion-forward celebs and street-style stars alike, and the current collection, “Slime City,” will be draped on them (read: Rihanna) any day now.
What would also look at home on Scott’s devotees: the accompanying sleek nails, created by OPI Nail Lead Miss Pop. “Jeremy is inspired by 1980s New York City,” she says, noting that Scott’s nostalgia for the grit and grime of Manhattan’s yesteryears has everything to do with the outward freakiness of its tenants—many of whom would have been at home wearing his collection. Though loads of latex fuel the collection, it’s the sequined getups that feature 3-D geometric shapes that steal the spotlight—and caught Miss Pop’s eye. “There are dresses in the collection that feature circles—big circles that shape the dresses; like hoop skirts—and I got inspired by that,” she says.
The resulting nails: “Dynasty” (the 80s TV show) length nails polished in one of five bright OPI hues: OPI We’re in the Black, I Just Can’t Cope-Acabana, That’s Berry Daring, Red My Fortune Cookie or Wild Blue Yonder. “And, at the cuticle, we’re bringing in the circles from the clothing with an exaggerated dot at the cuticle,” Miss Pop says.
To achieve a perfect circle, she offers this tip: Use a pencil. That’s right: Dip a pencil, eraser end, in polish, then gently stamp the eraser onto the nail. Voila! Seamless spheres that can be seen a mile away—perfect for capturing the eye of a street-style photographer. —Karie L. Frost
[Image credits: Courtesy of OPI; Karie L. Frost]