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Two-Toned Manis with Half Moon Accents by Julep at Trina Turk Fall 2012 Presentation

Earlier today in New York City, fashion designer Trina Turk presented her Fall 2012 collection, a colorful array of garments and jewelry inspired by the Bauhaus art movement that thrived in 1920s Germany. Silk blouses and sleeveless drop-waist dresses with pleated skirts featured dazzling geometric prints with sections featuring concentric diamond shapes, polka dots, or stripes. A dolman sleeve dress nodded to the art movement’s geometry base by accentuating a black-and-white concentric window pane design, while a wrap dress featured concentric diamond outlines. Rich wool coats with oversize lapels, cozy faux fur vests, and flirtatious cloches completed the 1920s reference. The color scheme was just as consistent with the historical era as the prints incorporated, with an emphasis on saturated but basic primary and secondary colors — mainly red, blue, yellow, and green.

To complement the desired visual effect, Trina Turk relied on the Julep team of nail artists to give models sophisticated manicures that resonated with the Bauhaus theme. Models, then, donned two-toned manicures, with one main color being used for eight of their nails and a combination of two hues used on their ring fingers to create a half moon motif.

The nail look was seen in two color schemes. Some models donned a rich red lacquer on all of their nails except for the ring finger on each hand, which was coated in a yellow color and finished with a red half moon accent directly above the nail bed (right by the cuticle). To get this look, the Julep team used the Julep January polish, a delicious tomato red, brushing it onto all of the nails except for the ring finger on each hand. Next, they reached for the Julep Stella, a creamy mustard yellow, and brushed it atop the two remaining fingers. Once the yellow lacquer was dry, they then created the half moon detail (in essence, a downward-facing semi-circle shape) at the base of each finger. Not only were the colors consistent with Turk’s designs, then, but the half moon details added a wink-wink effect by subtly referencing the abundance of geometric prints in the collection.

The same manicure was seen in a blue, black, and red color scheme. In this case, the Julep nail team brushed  the Julep Marisa, a shimmering midnight blue atop eight of the models’ fingers (again excluding the ring finger on each hand). A black obsydian shade, Johnny, was brushed atop the nail on each ring finger. Once full coverage was achieved and the lacquer was fully dry, these black nails were jazzed up with half moon designs in the red Julep January shade.

Check out some photos from the presentation above!

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