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NYFW Spring 2017 Nails: Morgan Taylor at Tanya Taylor

NYFW Spring 2017 Nails: Morgan Taylor at Tanya Taylor


By Kiana Martin

Who doesn’t love a jaunt to the islands—any island? And if you can’t get away, why not wear cheery clothing—and, dare we say, nails—inspired by such travels? At designer Tanya Taylor’s Spring/Summer 2017 Collection, her trips to Capri, Cuba and Barbados inspire the tasseled and floral-printed wares—and the nails take a page from the vivacious shades found on these isles. To play off Taylor’s color scheme, Morgan Taylor Lead Nail Artist Gina Edwards breaks out a slew of bright Morgan Taylor lacquers— West Coast Cool, Orange You Glad, Tropical Punch, Mint Chocolate Chip, Ahead of the Game, Tokyo A Go Go, Sweet Escape and Deja Blue—to hand-paint half moons on the top and bottom of her dozens of nail tips. A base coat of Morgan Taylor New School Nude anchors the colorful shapes, allowing them to boldly stand out. “No two nails are the same, which I love,” Edwards says, noting that a final touch—matte top coat—subtly washed down the brightness of the hues to “embody those beach-y, subdued vibes that inspired Tanya.”

“This collection is quintessential spring and summer, and that’s the nail look I went with,” explains Edwards. “You see the hair and makeup follow suit perfectly, and it all just falls into place.”—Rachel Kossman

Image credits (first 3): Courtesy of Morgan Taylor