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

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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