When athletes compete at the Olympics, their countries' uniforms serve to unite the whole team, provide some visual continuity, and of course make it
The backstage world before a fashion show can be a weird and wonderful place. My experience at Topshop Unique was especially so on Saturday, not for any specific lightning bolt reason, but more because of a culmination of many small experiences. I gathered a lot of information that afternoon (and a lot of poor quality pictures) and decided it was worth a re-telling. So, put on your special all-access wristband and follow me: 1:30: Arrive at train station, to creepy unused old Eurostar section. Get wristband and head up a long ramp and non-functioning escalator. Oh! There’s a glass ceiling and tons of light. No longer creepy. 1:35: I notice that the models all have gold paint in their hair. And I also say hi to Charlotte Free, the pink-haired model who was a fixture for a season or two on the runways. She still has pink hair.
We love Sophy Robson based on her work and her blog alone--hopefully someday we’ll be able to meet her in person and pick her brain for all her nail knowledge. But until then, we can just hang out on Sephora’s website. The UK-based Robson just did a series of how-to nail art videos, which coincide nicely with the retailer’s recent announcement that they’re going to start offering nail salon services in-store. We are also loving this new trend of actual experts--like Pat McGrath’s collab with Cover Girl--posting videos about how to get certain beauty looks. (Not that we don’t admire the enthusiasm of all those 15-year-olds with YouTube accounts out there.)
We are obsessed with anything involving nail polish and know you are, too. So we're proud to announce a new Fashionista column, The Daily Nail, in which we will feature a bit of nail news--every single day! Today we're featuring the work of Sophy Robson, whose site has quickly become a must-read for us (and who first showed the world the Fall 2011 Chanel polishes a couple weeks ago). She was tagged to do the nails for ASOS' music issue, and her inspiration was musical nail icons--like Katy Perry, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga (note the butterfly--a McQueen tribute--on the "Gaga" nails.) Click through to see the gallery of nail icon looks:
You long ago gave up trying to find Chanel's must-have spring color, Black Pearl. And Mimosa is probably on the endangered species list. Well, don't worry about it. It's time to freak out over the new fall Chanel nail colors.