zoomdune.com was backstage for the Erin Fetherston NYFW Fall 2015 presentation at The Salon at Lincoln Center Wednesday. Celebrity manicurist Gina Edwards collaborated with the fashion designer to create sophisticated nail art to complement Fetherston’s Fall Collection. Gina outlined the steps to recreate the runway look, and provided tips for perfect nails.
Erin Fetherston’s Wednesday show was Gina Edwards third for NYFW, having designed the nails for Kaelen and Bibhu Mohapatra. Using KISS nail products and the new Salon Secrets Rococo Veil Kit, Gina “played off the polished sophistication of the collection with imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in a soft modern mauve shade with accent nails on each ring finger.” According to Edwards, she loves the “accessibility” of KISS’ artificial nails and the “quickness” involved to have a beautiful mani and one of fashion’s hottest accessories.
Accent nails were created on the cocktail fingers with one thin gold vertical stripe down the center of the nail and a horizontal gold stripe placed on the half moon, similar to “mini crosses.” Gina advises to “start on the least dominant hand and use the prep to ensure no shine for better adhesion. Do not moisturize your hands during the process.”
Fetherston’s Fall 2015 line is a “sophisticated collection of sultry gowns, elegant dresses and tailored separates in a decadent array of silk, shimmering jacquard and ethereal organza, imagined for the polished pixie, full of prints and embroideries reminiscent of the designer’s childhood fairytale-like street.” Gina Edwards took note of “the woodland-inspired palette of mossy green, poinsettia red, blackberry and saffron, which added warmth to ebony and ivory neutrals,” and created a soft mauve nail design to complement the hues of the Fall collection.
Often times, backstage at NYFW is hectic, and the nail art so detailed that the lead manicurists need to design the nails days earlier. However, for Erin Fetherston Gina had enough team members to complete the manicures and matching pedicures prior to show time.
To recreate these delightful NYFW nails use the prep pad to remove any excess oil on the nail, and then select the correct size imPRESS Press-On Manicure by Broadway Nails in So, So Stellar that fits the natural nail. Peel off the backing and attach. Next, file the nails into a classic oval shape.
To create the accent nails on the ring fingers, apply the KISS Salon Secrets Rococo Veil gold stripe vertically down the center of the nail, and cut off the excess. Cut another small strip of the gold stripe and place it over the vertical line in a horizontal direction at the half moon and trim to fit. Apply a topcoat to seal for elegant NYFW nails.