06 February 2014

butter LONDON at NYFW 2014


To prevent you from being SPAMMED with the number of NYFW posts, I will be posting one for each brand.  Keep coming back to this post as I will continuously update it as I receive information from butter LONDON.  For up to the minute coverage, follow butter LONDON on Twitter.
 
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Libertine

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: Libertine’s A/W ‘14 collection was colorful, heavily embellished and showcased a variety of textures—along with the introduction of fur. The Libertine girl is glam, goth and a bit of a party girl who has been digging around in diamonds.

The Look: Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in The Black Knight to the tips of the press on nails. She then applied butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Diamond Geezer at the base of the nail to meet up with the black at the tips. Katie used Nail Lacquer in Stardust and the new Nail Lacquer in Anorak, a black, white and silver chunky glitter overcoat (available in March 2014) over the entire nail. While the nails were still wet, Katie completed the look by applying holographic, diamond-shaped glitter to the tip of the nails.
 
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ICB x Prabal Gurung

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection was designed for hip, downtown girls. The hair, makeup and nails were inspired by their effortless yet edgy beauty look.

The Look: Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation as a base followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black. She then used a thin striping brush to create the tweed effect, layering various Nail Lacquer shades (Billy No Mates, Stag Do, Blagger, British Racing Green and Pearly Queen) onto the nail – both vertically and horizontally. Katie finished the look with  butter LODON P.D. Quick Topcoat.

 
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Lela Rose

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection was inspired by Ferran Adri√†, a Spanish Catalan chef who creates food masterpieces. His dishes are each sketched before created and use a variety of different textures. This inspiration has translated into a collection of whites, gold, silver and black with textures such as pearls, beading and feathers. 

The Look: Katie began by applying butter LONDN Patent Gel Top & Tails for a chip-free and long lasting wear. She then applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by a diagonal stripe of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Alabaster Gaze (available April 2014). Katie filled in the top-half of the nail with two coats of Alabaster Gaze. She finished the look with butter LONDON Patent Gel Top & Tails to give the nail a cohesive shine and a dab of Handbag Holiday Cuticle Oil.

 
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Nicole Miller

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection was inspired by strong women warriors. Predominant colours in the collection included dark plum, light olive, wine, aqua and black paired with muted jewel tones. 

The Look: Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Union Jack Black. She then matted the look by applying butter LONDON Matte Finish Topcoat. Using a thin striping brush, Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Knees Up – starting at the cuticle and creating a feather or flame like design along the nail. The shiny finish of Knees Up served as the perfect contrast to the matte black lacquer that popped at the tips.


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Dannijo

Lead Makeup Artist & Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection hinges on the relationship between ballet and boxing and its ability to connect us to the core essence of humanity. BOXERina is about the power of emotion, its role in creating and humanizing our heroes. The collection was presented as a ballet, with dancers from the American Ballet Theatre serving as the models, choreographed by Nicola Curry.

The Nail Look: Katie applied the new butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Goss as the base, and then applied Nail Lacquer in Posh Bird at the tips using a makeup sponge.

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Creatures of the Wind

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: Fabrics and patterns within the collection had a space-like/psychedelic feel, which was presented down the runway as an evolution of colours – from dark to light.

The Look: Katie used a technique called water marbling to create the nail design, with the agate stones that inspired the A/W ’14 collection as her guide. Each nail (675 in total) was made by hand last night by Katie and her team—with no two nails alike. To achieve the look, Katie poured drops of several Nail Lacquer shades one after another into a bowl of water, creating rings of colour, much like agate. Once the colour had been placed, Katie took an orange wood stick to swirl the colours together, creating a range of patterns. She then dipped the press on nail into the water, letting it sit under the water’s edge just below the pattern she wanted to lift onto the nail. Once removed, the pattern below the surface was transferred to the nail. To add playful variation to the nail look, two different base colours were used: butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Trallop was used on half of the models nails and Nail Lacquer in Teddy Girl was used on the rest.

Nail Lacquer Colours Used: Yummy Mummy, Diamond Geezer, Posh Bird, Pearly Queen, Billy No Mates

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Tadashi Shoji

Lead Manicurist: Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON Global Colour Ambassador

The Scoop: The collection was inspired by Moorish architecture and textiles, with a range of deep hues and rich shades.

The Look: Katie applied butter LONDON Nail Foundation to the nails followed by butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Marbs to create the gold half-moon and tip. She completed the look with butter LODON P.D. Quick Topcoat.
 
 
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