I imagine backstage at New York Fashion Week is exciting and chaotic all in one. To get an up-close-and-personal glimpse at new designs, meet the designers and models, watch the hair stylists and makeup artists work their magic … it all sounds like such a thrill!
A popular daily feature on McKenzie Renae, are “Dope Nails of the Day” posts. With NYFW coming to an end, lets take a mini behind the scenes tour of OPI talon creations backstage at the fall/winter 2014 shows!
Designer: Assembly New York
“To capture the designer’s minimalist modern Egyptian aesthetic, OPI manicurists buffed models’ nails to a high shine and added a black Swarovski crystal at the center of the cuticle line. Thumbs were polished in black satin-finish lacquer 4 In The Morning.”
Designer: Reem Acra
“The models’ nails took on a transparent glow with OPI nail lacquer in ‘Barre My Soul’. The warm beige natural nail look added a clean, fresh touch to Reem Acra’s decadent collection.”
Designer: Azede Jean-Pierre
“The nail look featured OPI’s dark grey hue ‘Nein! Nein! Nein! OK Fine!’ with a silver DS radiance tip and natural nail half moon. This design complimented the collection’s rich textures and tones, from knobby grey knits to iridescent burnt oranges.”
Designer: Lindsay Degen for DEGEN
“Models wore short, square tips featuring a blue sky/cloud nail design on all fingers except ring fingers, which were painted with a rainbow atop a chrome, glitter base. The designer selected this bold and colorful nail look to compliment bright knits and reflective fabrics. The rainbow theme was continued throughout the clothing and an LED rainbow backdrop.”
“Models wore OPI nail lacquer in Passion to compliment the collection’s warm muted pastels.”
Looks to me like nail art is going to stick around next Fall. A plethora of nudes and dark talons aren’t necessarily anything new, but I do appreciate the minimalistic approach which keeps the focus on the rest of your outfit. Personally, my favorite backstage nail look is Assembly New York.
**All photos courtesy of OPI
What do you think? Excited about any of the looks for Fall/Winter 2014?