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Rescue Beauty Lounge Fall/Winter 2008 Preview

By on September 5, 2008
in Fall 2008, Rescue Beauty Lounge

rescue beauty lounge, rbl, rescue beauty, ji baek, nail polish, nail lacquer, fall 2008, nail colour, nail colorOne 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 I’m experiencing a “Fashion ADD” moment, ruffles, beads, sequins, lace, gold, embroidery, ribbons and bows oh my!

“More than ever, this season is all about personal expression” Lanvin paraded miles of gorgeous ribbon creations, Balmain’s crystal-embroidered punk, Givenchy’s gothic romance, Burberry Prorsum’s perfect proportion of “trumpet” flare pants with chic beanies and Proenza Schouler’s sequined wide-legged trousers casually paired with a melton coat. They all have one thing in common, a slouchy silhouette touched with luxurious details. It’s not about crazy downtown layers but sumptuous fabric draped and worn with new ease.”

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 hands “how chic and utterly sexy!!!!”

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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-Iʼm still haunted. Remember that perfect greenish blue Lanvin bag three seasons ago? I didnʼt get it and Iʼm getting this out of my system.

No More War 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 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.

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  1. stubby says:

    I’m in love with all four! So chic, so classy and so grown up! Very refreshing after all the juvenille summer neons! Sorry guys, neons are just not for me!

    Can’t wait to see the swatches!

  2. ilovetooboogie says:

    I love them all. They are perfect for winter!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Hey cincy,
    what base/top coat do you use with RBL for the great wear? I ordered recycle and concrete jungle in the spring and while the colors are fab, I dont’ get great wear with either. Both times I used Recycle on my toes I’ve gotten shrinkage then chips withing a week. and concrete jungle on tips is chip-tastic. (I use orly bonder and Poshe btw). so while teal and bruised are gorgeous I don’t feel the price tag *is* worth it.

  4. m says:

    going to need the teal & bruised for sure. i love rbl.

    annon, i have good luck with sticky, orly & the ezflow that was recommended here.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Ooh, I want Bruised and Plie. Must hold out for swatches, though…

  6. CincyFan says:

    Stubby – Don’t apologize. We all have different tastes. I can’t expect everyone to have the same oddball love of color as me. I’m sure there are a lot of sheer and nude wearers that don’t feel my likes at all.

    E – Thanks for the heads up. I think you can only pre-order with an October ship date.

    ILoveTooBoogie – I LOVE your username. I’m such a 70′s Disco/Funk girl.

    Anon #1 – I’m sorry you didn’t have the same luck with RBL as I did. I used CND Stickey as a base and Seche Vite on top.

    M – I’m glad EZFlow works for you.

    Anon #2 – I plan to have swatches up as soon as I can get my hands on them.

  7. Andrea says:

    Paying up for RBL is totally worth it. I never have a problem.

  8. Caviglia says:

    Aren’t the RBL bottles 4 oz, too? That’s what it says on the RBL site, at least. Calculate it out and compare it to OPI or others, and…

  9. Raspberry D'Lite says:

    So glad I found your blog! I’m recently become obsessed with polish and need an enabler :). No more war looks like a winner for me…

  10. Aurea Mcclellon says:

    Sweet post! My niece is 4 and she loves spongebob!!