Wednesday, 20 February 2013

SNAKESKIN

This past week and a half has been very busy for me... I went on a trip to Barcelona and I went to London Fashion Week! 

My trip to Barcelona was only for 3 days but it was so much fun and we did a LOT in that time. Before I left for Barcelona, I had several essential tasks I needed to complete: my washing, my packing and (most importantly) my nails. I decided to try out some nail wraps that a friend bought for me, almost a year ago, for my birthday last year.





These snakeskin nail wraps were designed by Myleene Klass and are available here, along with many other designs. They're pretty straightforward to apply; simply match your nail shape to one of the small design sheets, apply it to the nail (it's stick on) and file the excess wrap away. From my previous experience, I've realised that nail wraps do not stay on for as long as promised on the packet. Nor do they look as 'pristine' as they did on the first day. I used a little bit of fake nail glue over the tips of my nails to prevent the wraps from peeling back.

Snakeskin is definitely a trend to watch this year - currently loving it in the 'Just Cavalli' advert featuring Georgia May Jagger:




Here are a couple of 'snake inspired' items that have also caught my eye...



Snake ring: Wildfox
Snake ring bandeau bikini top: Playful Promises (ASOS)
Snakeskin dress: Religion (ASOS)
Snakeskin iPhone 5 cover: Topshop


My snakeskin nails inspired me to bring out a pair of snakeskin wedges that I own from ASOS and there was no better place to wear them than to London Fashion Week! 




The photograph of myself (top left) was taken by Louisa Rogers.
To accompany my wedges, I wore a plain black dress with a black studded bag - both from Urban Outfitters.

At this start of this week, at very short notice, I got the opportunity to actually work at one of the shows at London Fashion Week. So on Monday I was an intern for a day at the Pringle of Scotland show. I wasn't doing anything terribly important, but it was an exciting experience to see the show and to observe the many different types of people who came to view it. And of course I had to freshen up my nails for the event (my nail wraps were starting to look a bit scruffy) so I created an acid yellow and blue design - inspired by WAH nails:




Acid Yellow Polish: Barry M - np300
Cobalt Blue Polish: Barry M - np291

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