Date: March 21st, 2012

Flowery Spring manicure: Inspired by Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear by Marc Jacobs

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear Marc Jacobs inspired nail art konad manicure China Glaze For Audrey flowers m60 m41 stamping

The Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear collection by Marc Jacobs is my favorite fashion collection for the Spring/Summer 2012 season. My budget is spent on beauty and nail polishes but nonetheless I love to follow the fashion weeks and look at pretty dresses or gorgeous shoes. Marc Jacobs’ creations for Louis Vuitton are always breathtaking and his vision for Spring/Summer 2012 is a true inspiration. I adore the mostly soft pastel colors, the layered textures and flowers.

Looking at especially the dresses in the last third of the show is truly inspiring and I knew I had to do a manicure inspired by the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear show one day. :)

Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear Marc Jacobs inspired nail art konad manicure China Glaze For Audrey flowers m60 m41 stamping
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Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear Marc Jacobs inspired nail art konad manicure China Glaze For Audrey flowers m60 m41 stamping
Louis Vuitton Spring Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear Marc Jacobs inspired nail art konad manicure China Glaze For Audrey flowers m60 m41 stamping
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Base color
China Glaze – For Audrey: two coats
Medium opaque white flower stamping
Konad – m41 daisies design used twice to cover the nail
with
p2 (Ship Ahoi) – 010 Pure White
Medium blue and black flowers
Konad – m60 two flowers
with
China Glaze – Custom Kicks
American Apparel – Hassid
Holographic/prismatic top coat
China Glaze – Wireless Holographic Top Coat
Base coat and top coat
Base coat: OPI – Nail Envy Matte
Top Coat: INM Out The Door

The first attempt to recreate the look from one of the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 dresses failed miserably. I used an opaque white instead of a medium sheer white and only stamped white and black flowers on China Glaze For Audrey. It still looked somewhat pretty but the dimension, the layered elements of the dresses by Marc Jacobs was missing. The manicure looked too flat.

My second attempt today makes me utterly happy though. With the daisies image on the Konad image plate m41 I found the perfect base print for my Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 inspired manicure. Because the image isn’t a full nail design I stamped it twice on each nail besides my pinkie. The two flowers on the Konad image plate m60 resemble the layered flowers on the dresses in the last third of the Louis Vuitton perfectly. My favorite dress is in the picture 36 which you can see on style.com.

I almost added silver rhinestones in the center of one flower each on my nails to match the flowers on the original dress better but then I decided against it because they were too big, too heavy for such a light and soft look. Instead I added a layer of China Glaze’s Wireless Holographic Top Coat.

Have you ever recreated a look or made a manicure inspired by a favorite clothing of yours and if yes how did it look like and did you like it? :)

Thanks for looking and have a great week! ♥

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123 thoughts on “Flowery Spring manicure: Inspired by Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 Ready-To-Wear by Marc Jacobs

  1. Margaret on said:

    Oh I totally love this. I’m a very latecomer to nail stamping but an hooked. This one however takes it to another level. Just totally beautiful and awesome!

  2. Hello,

    I know its kinda late to comment this post but i was browsing your blog and i had to make my first comment.

    Perhaps I’ll try to make a mani like it, it’s such an inspiration. It’s so beautiful.

    PS : sorry for my bad english…
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  3. Chelsea on said:

    I love this! That last pic I found on Pinterest and HAD to look up the original. I just love how you got the depth of this look. May I ask…did you do a layer of clear between each different stamping color-to make it look more dimensional??

    • Thank you so much Chelsea! :)
      No I didn’t add any clear or top coat between the layers. I was positively surprised that in the close-up pictures the depth of the stamping layers – especially of the almost translucent layer – show so well.. as if it was an actual layer of lace.

  4. liberty on said:

    i stink at doing my nails. i just paint them one color and im done. when i want to paint a design im all shaky. do you have any tips on what i can do?

    • Hello liberty!
      I am sorry that you are having troubles with applying a design onto your nails. :(
      My hands can get shaky too (too much caffeine) and what helps me the best is to paint my nails at my desk which is a higher table than for example my kitchen table. Also I use a little box to lay the hand I am painting on an even higher ground. As for stamping it is just a matter of practice. My first Konad attempts were horrible. You just have to find the speed which works best for you and this will come with time. HTH! :)

  5. Amanda on said:

    You are amazingly talented and so creative. This and all your others are utterly beautiful. I LOVE paging through your blog! Such eye-candy!

  6. Julia on said:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! I have tried with konad myself and will never be able to get such a perfect stamping. great work!

    • Thank you so much Julia!
      My first konad baby steps were horrible. 😀 Believe me it just takes practice and you will get better over time. With every try you are getting closer to find the perfect stamping speed and technique for you until you’ve found it. :)

  7. Only just started with my nail blog on blogspot, it’s nothing special, but I am only 17 and I have decided it’s something I am very passionate about. When I then came across your blog I couldn’t help but go ‘WOW’ I want my blog to be as successful as your and you have amazing nails, what camera do you use to take pictures of them with? :)
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    • Thank you so so much Sarah and a very warm welcome to the world of nail blogging. :) I wish you all the best for your new blog!
      It makes me so happy to see and I am truly honored that I could inspire you. ♥

      I use a Nikon CoolPix 5600 and it is already 7 years old. It is a simple but amazing digital camera. :)




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