Monday DIY Mani, Inspired by the Prabal Gurung Spring 2014 Runway


Can we talk about Prabal Gurung SS14? The collection that hit the runway last week at New York Fashion Week was like a pastel-Barbie look back at the 1950s, complete with brightly dyed satins cut into high-waisted skirts and fitted jackets. What really blew our minds, however, were the cat-eye sunglasses shown with several of the looks—each bright-white pair trimmed in a vibrant color to coordinate with the clothes (a favorite is this red ensemble!). Inspired by the colors and shapes of these way-out shades, we came up with this easy DIY nail art. If you, like us, can't wait until spring, it's a little way to seize the runway now.

You will need

• quick-dry base coat and top coat (we like Get It On and Wicked Fast from Cult Nails)
• Scotch tape
• paper hole reinforcement labels (available at office supply stores) 
nail polish in white and black, plus bright accent shades: cherry red, lilac purple, yellow, electric blue, neon green

1: Start with clean nails, and apply base coat. Let dry completely.

2: Apply a paper hole reinforcement label to the center of each nail. Using the white nail polish, paint 2 coats on the tip of each nail along the top of each reinforcement sticker to create a french tip. Peel reinforcement labels off carefully and allow white polish to dry completely before moving on to step 3.

3: Place a piece of scotch tape at alternating slants on each nail, creating a space at the end of each nail. Using a different color on each finger, paint the tips green, yellow, red, blue, and purple. Repeat on the other hand.

4: Remove scotch tape and finish with top coat to lock in the look.

Have you done any nail art inspired by NYFW runways? Post pics in the comments!

Runway photos: Catwalking / Getty Images

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