Rescue Beauty Lounge Fall/Winter 2008 Preview
One of the things I loved about being at New York Fashion Week last spring, was learning how designers infuse nail and makeup colors into their overall look. And with each season, it seems that more and more fashion houses are recognizing the importance of incorporating nail polish into their inspiration.
What I love even more, is seeing how Ji Baek of Rescue Beauty Lounge will take her incredible sense of style and passion for fashion to create new and unique nail lacquer collections. We all watch for the trends and see certain colors, textures and themes emerge but when it comes to Rescue Beauty, it’s all about Ji and what she wants.
After popping out a Pre-Fall Collection of creme pastels inspired by Spongebob Squarepants this collection takes a completely different turn. A look that Ji is calling “Luxe Grunge.” To quote Ji, “This fall IÊ¼m experiencing a â€œFashion ADDâ€ moment, ruffles, beads, sequins, lace, gold, embroidery, ribbons and bows oh my!â€
“More than ever, this season is all about personal expressionâ€”Lanvin paraded miles of gorgeous ribbon creations, BalmainÊ¼s crystal-embroidered punk, GivenchyÊ¼s gothic romance, Burberry ProrsumÊ¼s perfect proportion of â€œtrumpetâ€ flare pants with chic beanies and Proenza SchoulerÊ¼s sequined wide-legged trousers casually paired with a melton coat. They all have one thing in common, a slouchy silhouette touched with luxurious details. ItÊ¼s not about crazy downtown layers but sumptuous fabric draped and worn with new ease.â€
Among all this opulence there was one trend that stood out, opaque colored tights. “Perfect to match with short rounded nails in any of these new colors-I have already scored/pre-ordered all of Fogal tights-matching color tights and handsâ€¦how chic and utterly sexy!!!!”
Teal is a perfect deep green/navy that adds the right touch of mystery when worn with all black. Or wear it with bold winter florals or plaids to tone down the pattern. Ok fashion confession-IÊ¼m still haunted. Remember that perfect greenish blue Lanvin bag three seasons ago? I didnÊ¼t get it and IÊ¼m getting this out of my system.
No More War â€” this olive green is the perfect counterpoint to the defused earth tones on many of the runways.
Bruised is a deep plum brown. It actually goes with everything this fall from cooler shades of charcoal gray to saturated rich hues.
Plie, a classic opaque neutral beige with a hint of blush welcomes back the return of winter whites.
Now you know my obsession with all things green means this collection is making me a VERY happy camper. Hello No More War and Teal, you will be mine. Oh yes, you will be mine! And with as much as I love plums like NYC Cognac Sparkle, I’m sure Bruised will be a winner.
I know the $18 price tag is intimidating compared to your average salon brand but I can honestly say that the application and wear are outstanding. If you plunk down your pennies for a bottle, you won’t be disappointed. So if one or two of these colors really intrigue you, I say splurge a little. I don’t regret one single cent that I spent on Recycle. Instead, it makes me want to place an order for my biggest RBL lemmings Stormy, Concrete Jungle, Dead Calm, Square Pants and Yellow Fever.
The Fall/Winter collection will be available on RescueBeauty.com in October. I’m sure they’ll go fast so keep your eyes peeled. If you want to stay up to date on collection releases and VIP pre-orders, sign up for the RBL newsletter.