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NYFW Nails Fall 2016: China Glaze at Opening Ceremony

NYFW Nails Fall 2016: China Glaze at Opening Ceremony


By semick

Taking place at Pier 90, an old docking site in New York City, the Opening Ceremony show location reflects the collection’s theme to a T. This season that theme is transport, speed and motion. China Glaze Nail Lead Naomi Yasuda carries the idea of “transformation and speed” through to the nails, but ups the ante with a little bit of cyborg essence as well. “I wanted to create something futuristic and unique, so I cut press-on nail tips into a weird, wavy shape, and painted them with China Glaze Icicle,” Yasuda says. After polishing the natural nail with China Glaze Sorry I’m Latte to mimic “mannequin nails,” she then adheres the wavy pieces using nail glue to the cuticle area of the nail. “The thickness of the nail tip gives a nice dimension—it almost looks 3-D,” she says. Yasuda notes that the wave shape of the tips is meant to look like “metal dripping down”—much like the accompanying glitter-slashed Maybelline makeup. Just as the metal is slowly taking over the nail, technology is taking over the world, which echoes the Blade Runner reference clearly driving the Opening Ceremony collection. To get this look at home, Yasuda suggests swapping out the cut nail tips with China Glaze Striper Rite in When in Chrome (launching March 2016), which has a “really skinny, easy-to-use brush.” After polishing your base color, draw a wavy silver line, and then fill in below the line with the striper to the cuticle. —Emilie Branch

Images: Courtesy of Maybelline; China Glaze