Thursday, September 22, 2011


I love the whole style brief about this S/S 11 Fendi campaign - the setting, the model, the makeup, shoes, accessories, glasses - but most of all the polish colour they used.

At first glance, I thought, Why would such a prolific fashion house go with the Chanel pale blue?

Upon closer inspection, I realised the colour was neither green, like the hysteria-inducing Chanel 'Jade' or blue, like the 2011 Chanel Cruise collection 'Riveria', but a beautiful aqua tone somewhere inbetween the two.

I had always shied away from the Jade maelstrom and despite loving how other people wore the pale blues, felt like I was a tiny bit old to pull it off convincingly.

Enter the pale aqua.

In a lovely timely fashion, I realised I had picked up this exact colour at the beginning of this Queensland winter - some sort of fresh, little cheersquad reminding me of what spring and summer holds in this part of the world.

The time has come!

Fendi campaign image via US Vogue

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


Late, but better late than never.... although, these incredible images are just in time to inspire for our Southern Hemisphere summer. Nails and tanning tag-team in the June 2011 U.S. Vogue, showcasing the snake-skin fashion forecast.

Lara Stone looks like she'd kick anyone ass who tried to tell you life is not way prettier with a tan. I love this woman. What a body.

You may remember a post a few months back about real snake skin sheaths (BioSculpture, above pic) being used on finger & toe nails, and I suggested the Minx Nails print version instead (a better look, more cost-effective and far,far less gross).

Here's some I prepared earlier.... (about 18 months earlier)

What ever your persuasion, there's a bit of snakeskin for everyone.

Images via US Vogue


So, there are many wrong trends in the world at any one time - especially in the delightful world of beauty accessories (specifically nails and tanning) but, if you are particularly amazing you can turn any of these styling faux pas into something truely dope.

Witness the snap-on gold fingernail.

Whoever this is, deserves a gold medal (to turn into a bracelet or neck plate or a fascinator... you get the idea....)

Ginormous shouts out to MAMMATUPPY for posting this magnificent image. She also deserves a gold medal, neck plate, fingernail - whatever she desires really - for being an outstanding person, wife, mother, friend, blogger - basically all-round amazing human being.
Congratulations on your latest creation, Mamma T! Bronz'd tanning+nails loves you very much.