Celebrity Nail Watch
In spite of having a boyfriend who is a major Star Trek fan, he even owns Shatner’s CDs, I never got on board. That is, until JJ Abrams became involved with the franchise. I’m a fan of his work from back in the Felicity and Alias days so when he took over the helm, I paid attention. Even though the boyfriend feels the first film “wasn’t a Star Trek movie” (I loved it!), he gave his approval when we saw the second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness.
As with the first film, I couldn’t help but notice the nail polish on the two female leads, Zoe Saldana as Uhura and Alice Eve as Carol Marcus. Fortunately, I was able to get the scoop on their looks and the rest of the women of Star Trek Into Darkness straight from Assistant Make-up Department Head Deborah Patino Rutherford who worked alongside Make-up Department Head David Anderson. So if you plan to dress as your favorite character you can finish off your look with the proper polish.
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Celebrities, models and the fashion elite donned their punk-inspired best last night at the Met Gala, a fundraiser for the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The annual party celebrates the theme of the spring exhibit and this year it’s PUNK: Chaos to Couture, opening to the public May 9th.
The exhibit examines punk’s influence on high fashion, so if any event was going to bring the nail art, hardcore, it would be this one. Considered the “Oscars of Fashion”, the Met Gala was definitely not lacking in nail drama. Some of the world’s most sought after manicurists brought their A-game last night. Let’s take a look!
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When Katy Perry TwitPic’d her nails late night on Saturday, I knew Celebrity Manicurist Kimmie Kyees had to be the brains behind this look. Sure enough, I check my inbox to find that Kimmie had done Katy’s nails for the Nickelodeon Kid’s Choice Awards.
For Katy’s nails, Kimmie created custom tips using Milani Hi-Res from the 3D Holographic collection. She randomly placed square, round and heart shaped nail gems in a rainbow of colors for a fun and funky look. One look at Katy’s dress and you can see how the stones played into the overall look. You can never accuse Katy of being afraid to “go there” with her look.
What do you think of Katy’s nails? Would you ever wear this in real life? Where?
I wasn’t quite sure why True Blood star Deborah Ann Woll was at the Oscars but I couldn’t help but get excited over her grayed purple nails. It complimented her gown well though I’m not sure it worked with her hair and lip color. It’s almost like we’re seeing two different looks from the head up and head down.
What do you think of Deborah’s look? What nail color would you have chosen for her? Does anyone know why she was at the Oscars? Did she present? Is she married/dating/related to a nominee?
I read some comments referring to Amanda Seyfried‘s Armani Prive Oscar gown resembling bubble wrap but I loved it. She always looks beautiful on the red carpet even if her style choices skew a little older sometimes. I mean, that’s a LOT of dress. I can only imagine how much it weighs.
Regardless of how you feel about her dress you’ve got to give her props for wearing a mushroom-y taupe like Chanel Particuliere, one of spring’s hottest nail shades. Makeup Artist Monika Blunder used Chanel products to create Amanda’s makeup look so I can only assume that she wore Particuliere on her nails.
Get the look for less with Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Commander In Chic and butter London Fash Pack.
What do you think of Amanda’s look for the Oscars? What nail color would you have chosen for her?
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