27 May 2013

Designer Inspired: Kate Spade Color Blocks

So the idea for a designer inspired nail art week came to me at 3:00am one morning when I couldn't get back to sleep. Isn't that how the best inspiration always happens? It's like the idea refuses to give you peace until it surfaces and you write it down. What I really like about this series is that I not only get to share some of my personal favorite designers with my readers, but I also get to give you a week of nothing but nail art! It's a win-win all around.

So for this first week's run I will be featuring one of my all time favorites, Kate Spade. Oh how I wish I was making enough to afford all of the beautiful items that this team cranks out. Seriously, I've considered picking up a second job just to fund a potential habit. While I don't actually own anything by the brand yet, I can still enjoy a snippet of the lovely modern design on my nails in a not-so-financially-fleecing way!

So to kick off this mini series I'm starting out with some simple but visually effective color blocking! So many of Kate Spade's designs feature color blocking especially a few of my very favorite items from past collections. I decided to draw inspiration from two pieces; A newer iPad sleeve (that I'm head over heels in love with, never mind that I don't own an iPad...) and a previous collection tote. I absolutely adore the phrases and hashtags that KS sometimes features on their products, but when I tried out some writing on a nail it just looked too busy so I kept it simple.


I custom mixed the canvas beige for the base color using Essie Sand Tropez, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, and clear. The blocks are in Essie Cute As A Button, Essie Play Date, and Color Club Age of Aquarius. Everything is topped off with NYC Grand Central Station.

What do you think of this half nail color blocking? Are Kate Spade's designs up your alley or are you head over heels for another contemporary designer? Let me know in the comments! Thanks for reading!

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