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NYFW Nails Fall 2016: Dermelect at Taoray Wang

NYFW Nails Fall 2016: Dermelect at Taoray Wang


By semick

For designer Taoray Wang, thumbing through the archives of Victoria fashion—specifically the patterned fabrics and tweeds found in that era—sparked the idea behind her collection. Naturally, she seeks to modernize Victorian sensibility, using contemporary silhouettes and sleek tailoring once relegated only to men. And while Victorian women certainly didn’t wear nail art, today’s woman (you!) definitely does. To bridge the gap between yesteryear and now, Dermelect Lead Manicurist Rose Velez-Miggins looks to colors in the collection for her inspiration. “The colors [in the nail design] complement Taoray’s collection very well,” she says. “Most of the collection has a natural palette.” To create the minimalist yet stylish and sexy neutral-tone design, Velez-Miggins applies one coat of cashmere taupe Dermelect ME in Sophisticate and then uses a striping brush and black polish to paint a thin line from the center of the free edge to the middle of the nail bed. “It’s really simple, but [the vertical stripe] elongates the nail bed,” says Velez-Miggins. This is a simply trick that allows you to “[visually] get length without adding [nail] enhancements.” —Molly Church


Images: Courtesy of Dermelect