Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week - butter LONDON

Now, some of you may remember that in September, I was on my way to my first ever New York Fashion Week but Baby Emery decided to pull out the stops and send me right back home before I even made it to NYC.

However, I did get the inside look for some of the hottest nail looks!Today I'm showing the looks from butter LONDON. (All images courtesy of butter LONDON)

butter LONDON x Tadashi Shoji
Designer: Tadashi Shoji
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: Built on water and steeped in beauty, the Golden Palace of Venice is our destination. The collection is full of intricate detailing paired with playful transparencies. The colors of Venice inspire the palette – glowing pastels of frosted jade, pink shadow and blue stone are built up in layers.

The Nail Look: Here’s how Katie created the look.
1. Apply butter LONDON Nail Foundation mixed with the new butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in High Tea (available 2015) to create a clean, nude base.

2. Use butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in The Full Monty applied with the Striping Brush (available in the butter LONDON Colour Hardwear Nail Art Tool Kit) to create a diagonal mesh-like pattern.


butter LONDON x Creatures of the Wind
Designer: Creatures of the Wind
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The nail was inspired by the idea of a mirage. To avoid looking “costume-y,” a natural base was used. The final result was something somewhat unrecognizable, but with elements of the familiar.

The Nail Look: Here’s how Katie created the look.
1. Apply butter LONDON Nail 999 Rescue Basecoat to add shine to the nail.

2. Then apply the new butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Full Steam Ahead (available November 2014) to the tips of each nail.

3. Apply butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Diamond Geezer with finger to create an ombre fade, which allows the darker shade to come through softly for added dimension and an ultra-modern effect.

4.  Lastly, top the nail off with butter LONDON Nail 999 Topcoat.


butter LONDON x Nicole Miller
Designer: Nicole Miller
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: The collection was inspired by the art and culture of Brazil. The bright prints and colors evoke the vibrancy and movement of a tropical, Copacabana beach getaway.

The Nail Look: Here’s how Katie created the look.
1. Apply two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Jaffa.

2. Cut metallic gold striping tape to fit the width of the pinky nail and apply to the middle of the pinky nail on each hand.

3. Lastly, top the nail off with butter LONDON Nail 999 Basecoat to give a creamier, softer final effect.


butter LONDON x Lela Rose
Designer: Lela Rose
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: The nail was inspired by the clean lines in the collection. Full of colors and prints, the collection was elegant yet modern.

The Nail Look: Here’s how Katie created the look.
1. Apply two coats of butter LONDON Nail Foundation to create a clean, nude base.

2. Place nail art studs on the pointer and pinky fingers of one hand and the middle and pinky fingers of the other hand for a sleek twist on a nude nail.


butter LONDON x Milly
Designer: Milly
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: Taking a spin on Madonna’s look in the early 80s, this collection has a retro vibe without coming off as vintage. The modern take on the era makes for a fun, bold collection.

The Nail Look: Here’s how Katie created the look.
1. Apply butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy to the nail.

2. Then apply butter LONDON Nail Foundation Flawless Finish Basecoat over the color to tone down the color underneath and give a creamier, softer effect to the shade.

3.  Lastly, top the nail off with butter LONDON Nail 999 Topcoat to lock in color and make it shine.


butter LONDON x ICB by Prabal Gurung
Designer: ICB by Prabal Gurung
Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes

The Scoop: With optimism caught in motion, the ICB girl sends a message of clever confidence with her fresh, decisively real approach to dressing. The collection is composed of white mesh and cotton canvas separates create a youthful foundation of pure form and color. Classic navy and pale blue evolve into a radiant, monochrome shock of bright indigo, juniper, and watermelon, cleansed to a finishing palette of black and white. Hand-woven metallic film yarn and modern tapestry techniques create motion with movement.

The Nail Look: Here’s how Katie created the look.
1. Apply butter LONDON Nail Foundation Flawless Basecoat to a bare nail.

2. Mix butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Cotton Buds with butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Full Steam Ahead (available in November 2014) to create a soft gray color. With the Ombre Brush (available in the butter LONDON Colour Hardwear Nail Art Tool Kit), brush the lacquer from the right side of the nail into the middle of the nail.

3. Top off the nail with butter LONDON Hardwear P.D. Quick Topcoat to seal in color.

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