wes gordon is a young designer, and while this was far from his first collection (he started his label in 2009), this was his first year showing his collection on the runway. of the collection, he said, “Bit by bit, I’m making the woman more real.” he’s doing that through an incredibly wearable collection, with both a nod to the nineties and without anything seeming dated. when i watched the show, i saw shades of calvin klein there, but make no mistake: wes gordon isn’t riding on ck’s minimalistic coattails — he’s making his own.
essie did the nails for the show, featuring their wildly popular neutral, sand tropez, and pretty lavender/blue, lilacism. so, admittedly, my lilacism is a little bluer than the usual lilacism. i found one from a different dye lot, i think, a mistake, and i’ve been obsessed with it ever since. (if you’ve been following me on tumblr for any length of time, you know i’m well into my blue period.) to get the look, paint your full nail lilacism. next, paint a french tip using sand tropez. a handy trick i learned is to hold the brush still over your nail, and roll your finger instead to make a clean line. if you do the manicure, let me know how it turns out!
the beauty look:
detail of the nails:
my favorites from the collection:
you can find sand tropez and lilacism here and here, but good luck finding the elusive blue lilacism.
images via modelnailfiles, zimbio, styleswept, style
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