North African-inspired prints, cowboy hats, and exotic gold jewelry created the look of a desert warrior at Pamela Love's spring 2012 collection. Vibrant colors and fabrics transformed the minimalist studio space into an industrial bazaar. Models posed atop persion rugs in front of geometric tribal backdrops.
"The nail look at Pamela Love was inspired by the bohemian Moroccan theme of the collection," said Essie manicurist, Elle Gerstein. "We drew inspiration for the reverse chevron French manicure from the tribal graphic elements of the clothing and geometric jewelry seen in the collection."
Start by painting the entire nail with an opaque matte nude such as Essie Nail Polish in Topless and Barefoot as the base. Let the nails dry completely.
Paint a diagonal from each corner of the nail bed to the tip with Essie Nail Polish in Little Brown Dress.
Sharpen the V formation and fill in the color at the base.
Let nails set for two minutes and follow with a coat of Essie Good to Go Top Coat.