Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Elie Saab SS14 Haute Couture Nails Tutorial - AKA The Only Way I'll Ever Afford to Wear His Designs

I never claimed to be a Fashionista but if one designer makes me swoon every single time, it's Lebenese sartorial genius, Elie Saab. His wedding gowns (and pretty much everything else he puts his hands to) are quite literally breathtaking. When I saw his SS14 Haute Couture show (Linked here) I was agog. AGOG. Being realistic though, the only way I'll ever afford to wear one of these works of art is to paint it on myself. Elie Saab nails Howaya!

You know me and nail art by now, I try to find the simplest way to get the best effect, mostly because I want to be able to do my right hand too. I've come up with a tutorial so simple that it needs NO INSTRUCTIONS. Look at the pictures with your eyes, pick out your colours and go! 

What did I tell you? Simples. I love this look for Spring/Summer, of course you can mix and match what colours you'd like to use but once set against a stark white nail bed you really can't go wrong. 

I used all Essie for these but there's no need to be so precise. Just grab: 

  • 1 White
  • 4 Greens
  • 1 Peach
  • 1 Fuchsia
  • 1 Black (for flowers)

These remind me of the Rihanna Marc Jacobs nails in how simple they are to create. 

What do we reckon? Will you give them a shot? 


Kat said...

Absolutely LOVING this. Brilliant idea Sue, I'll have to start opening my eyes to nail art inspiration in unusual places!

Eleanorjane said...

Those look gorgeous, and far more complicated than the tutorial suggests...

Sandy Beach said...

I don't know which I prefer the dress or the nails. Although I think I'd probably like to be matching the nails to the dress. One can dream

Louis Vuitton neverfull said...

The dress arrived in time. I could have either kept the low cut by adjusting the straps or bring my neck line up. I chose to bring my neck line up by about two inches.