Sunday, March 4, 2012

Nail Corner: LFW edition! A vibrant manicure inspired by Erdem’s Fall 2012 prints

The inspiration: Erdem Fall 2012


 Okay, first things first: start with a base coat of deep purple. If you’re just getting into nail art, I promise this Erdem design is not as complicated as it looks. Aside from a few flourishes when painting out the white shapes, the rest of this design is achieved by layering oval shapes on top of each other. I used two shades of blue: a bright cerulean and a deeper-cobalt polish. Try to imitate the shapes of petals and leaves as you go—though the beauty of this print is in its irregularities! I finished off this design with a few dot-blobs of purple and chartreuse.