How-To Recreate Sophie Theallet’s Runway Nails

With Sophie Theallet’s F/W 2015 collection being filled with vibrant prints, jewel tones, and textured fabrics, it only seemed right to have a touch of colorful nail art.

The inspiration for the collection was inspired by the gypsy culture. With that in mind, Julie Kandalec for essie created gypsy wheel nail art using two shades: bahama mama (plum purple) and big spender (red/violet cream).

Sophie Theallet

Keeping up with the free spirit vibe, models got to choose which of the two colors they wanted for a base and for the gypsy wheel. Both thumbs got the wheel and one additional finger, which the models also got to choose. Let freedom ring!!

Sophie ThealletPhotos Courtesy of Essie

Essie provided some easy how-to tips so you can create your own gypsy wheel nail art at home.

  1. Apply first base base coat to clean, filed nails.
  2. Next, apply two coats of big spender.
  3. Once dry, dip a striping brush in bahama mama and draw two thin arcs at the base of the nail.
  4. Then, dip a striping brush in bahama mama and fan out five equally straight lines in the smaller arc, starting with a vertical line down the middle.
  5. Finish the nail art by dipping a dotting tool in bahama mama and add five equally spaced dots to the outer arc.
  6. Finish with one coat of good to go top coat on all nails.

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