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NYFW Nails Fall 2016: JINsoon at Tibi

NYFW Nails Fall 2016: JINsoon at Tibi


By semick

The look at Tibi culls from the military, and the accompanying nails manage to subtly reflect not only Tibi’s soldier girl, but also the girl who is part and parcel of the brand’s DNA—“a girl who knows where she’s going. This collection is inspired by military elements with a nod to feminism as well as independence and individuality,” says Lead Nail Artist Jin Soon Choi backstage. To merge these seemingly divergent themes, Choi adds a military insignia to each pointer finger—a detail so subtle you might miss it. To create the insignia, she dips a striping brush in JINsoon Cachet and draws two inverted chevrons, with the apex starting one-third of the way above the cuticle. To maintain the feminine quality integral to the Tibi girl, nails are painted a sheer pink—almost nude—using JINsoon Muse. “We used natural, earthy tones that could go with everything, so there’s not too much contrast,” Choi comments. “Last season it was more about a beige nude; this season it’s more about a lively, sheer pink. Nude is still in, but this time it’s more of a sheer, pink nude,” she explains. —Emilie Branch


Images: Courtesy of JINsoon