As the exclusive nail sponsor of Stella McCartney Collections in 2014, Sally Hansen strutted down the runway at the spectacular Stella McCartney Winter 2014 Collection fashion show at the Palais Garnier during Paris Fashion Week. To complement the bold textures and sophisticated color palette of the designer’s Winter 2014 Collection, the Sally Hansen nail looks worn on the runway featured clean, modern, understated shades of nude to flatter the models’ skin tones.
“We did a natural slightly sheer nail using various combinations of four shades,” said Madeline Poole. “Colors were layered differently for each model to best complement their skin tone. As different nudes look better on different hands, we wanted to customize each girl’s look rather than using the same nude on everyone.
Thanks to the all-in-one product Complete Salon Manicure, we were able to skip base coat application and with the larger, rounded brush, swiftly paint the nails so we could also address nail health and cuticle treatment. As most of the models have had a multitude of nail changes over this past month of fashion shows, we wanted to bring emphasis to conditioning and nourishing the cuticles with Sally Hansen’s Cuticle Rehab. A little bit of backstage TLC goes a long way.”
These gorgeously modern colors can be found in Sally Hansen’s award-winning Complete Salon Manicure collection, the only polish that infuses trend-setting shades with a nourishing, expert quality formula to deliver salon-caliber results. Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure delivers seven salon manicure steps in one bottle. Chip resistant strength joins gel-quality shine. Must-have color meets nourishing benefits. Plus, a built-in base and top coat, it’s everything you need to achieve a professional manicure at home.
And now for THE STELLA McCARTNEY WINTER 2014 COLLECTION!
Energy and movement celebrate a sophisticated do-it-yourself attitude, playing with function and utility. Zippers become hand-worked embroidery on coats, and the necklines of classic midnight and blade suiting. Tag cutter ivy green parkas and zipped-up pockets reflect practicality. Masculine feminine tailoring; contrasting narrow silhouette with stirrup trousers and sculptural sleeves, in petroleum green and barolo red twills. Parkas are oversized in black quilted scribble and technical taffeta.
Swirled with a free-spirited hand, mountaineering cords are used as embroidery motifs travelling the body of storm grey tweeds. The pace softens; crochet boyfriend tops are paired with super soft natural wool boucle coating. Knitwear wraps the body; with asymmetrical mÃ©lange blankets and matching knitted bag in layers of nude, charcoal and storm.
Tie-dye fil coupÃ© knits and cut work are introduced to add a softer edge to bold shapes in emerald green and black. Shibori technique is used to experiment with colour blocking on prints and jacquards in burnt orange and claret, cerulean and midnight, emerald and black. A masculine trench coat with a silver tipped wave belt contrasts fluid tie-dye printed silk.
Combinations of storm, claret, ruby, emerald and black create an optical pattern of pixelated colours. Suspended fringing, twisted and draped sensually, connect around the body. Embroidered waves on tulle echo the sway of the fringes and hint at the contours of the body.
The Cavendish bag featured colours and cut-out stars that echo the collection. Shoes are masculine and sporty, mixing the British tradition of the Derby and Monkstraps with a squared-off toe and sustainable wooden platforms.
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