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. Nicole on said:

    I love this – soooo pretty!!! I only have opi alpine snow which is far too opaque to pull this off. I’ve never heard of p2 ship ahoi where do you get them from?

      • Nicole on said:

        Well it is absolutely stunning I agree with all the above I keep coming back and looking at it :)

        Any other medium whites that would do the same thing?

        • Aww that makes me so happy that you keep coming back thank you so much Nicole! :)
          I am not sure which other medium opaque white would be similar to the p2 one I am sorry. :( If you have a very opaque white you could mix/franken your own medium opaque white though in a little bottle with adding a bit of a clear nail polish. :)

  2. beachgal on said:

    This is an award winner mani! Gosh it’s a beauty! Of course your macro shots really help us see what you have done that is so wonderful.
    Every time I have used China Glaze – Wireless Holographic Top Coat, it just looked ‘funny.’ I never could figure out what all the hoop=la was over this topper. Mine seems to muddy any holo I put it over. But I guess the idea of it is to turn any non holo shade into a holo when really it just adds some glitter to it. But seeing it on your mani here – it gives up more than just a micro glitter sparkle.
    The background 2 colors of lighter flower stamps are just great. Not too over done, not too light – they just act as a fill that really lifts the mani to the next level of interest.

    I have to try my Wireless Holo topper on For Audrey and see what I get – stamps or non.

    • Thank you so much beachgal! :) *blushes*
      I love the Wireless Holographic Top Coat but I only use it on non-holographic nail polishes like cremes, shimmers etc. Top coats sadly can dull holographic nail polishes. :(

  3. Oh, well done! You really captured the beauty of those layered flowers. Louis Shows are always among my favourites. Did you see the F/W 2012 show?

  4. Kate & Zena on said:

    This is gorgeous.

    I have done nail art inspired by clothes, but that was last week and it was darn simple because I’m still new to nail art (and I lack Konad. Too expensive.) Every nail was a different color and they all had polka dots. They were inspired by the retro polka dot one piece swimsuits on ModCloth (which I want desperately, but have no money to buy one!)

  5. Shannon on said:

    That noise you just heard was my mind–it’s officially blown by this awesome manicure! Spectacular!




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