Monday, April 16, 2012

Ace of Spades


So if you're a big Kate Spade nerd like me, you got an email last Tuesday with the pattern of the month for April. If not–you missed out, kid!  One of the things I love the most about Kate Spade bags and accessories is the amazing use of color, and the super fun patterns! My favorite Kate Spade bag that I've ever purchased is the Maeda bag in Pacific Blue- it looks super retro, and it's pretty much the exact color of a Pan Am stewardess bag! I was on the fence about it, because it was a tad more than I wanted to spend, but I'm so glad I ended up buying it!!  Anyway, the pattern of the month for April is a fun and swishy robin's egg blue over white/ivory, and I think it's totally adorable. :)

I decided to do my interpretation of the newest Kate Spade pattern on my nails to usher in Spring (although Spring was officially skipped here in Chennai, and it was pretty much summer in February). This pattern was created by Australian artist Florence Broadhurst.

To get an idea of the pattern, here's a bag with it:  Florence Broadhurst Fingers Bon Shopper.

And now, here's the nails! :)

Hey look!  It's my favorite Maeda bag! :) (the handles, at least)
I used Lakme Color Crush 08 (white) as a base, with American Apparel The Valley for the design. I topped it all off with two coats of Seche Vite top coat. :)

Are you a fan of handbags? Who makes your favorite? Do you have an all-time favorite bag purchase like me?



27 comments:

  1. Colours and design are lovely! And love your henna by the way!

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  2. this is a gorgeous look! :) well done.

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  3. Yours nails are amazing!
    I make arts in my nail too!
    Im brazilian! :)
    Watch my video!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzcrW9-X-s0&feature=g-upl&context=G2c1e878AUAAAAAAAAAA

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  4. Gillian Armstrong made a great documentary about Florence's life. Check it out.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Broadhurst

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  5. nice work thank you for sharing

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  6. Love your nails! Although, when I read the post title "Ace of Spades", Motorhead's Ace of Spades started running through my head...

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  7. Love this mani...beautiful blue! My All time favorite handbag was a Christmas gift to myself several years ago. It's a black satchel by Michael Kors. It's my 'lucky' bag. Original price was $329 but I got it for $198! Only bag of that style in the section priced lower. Woo Hoo! Best gift ever!

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  8. This is my favorite mani! I got so many handbags ;-) I just can't say which is my favorite.

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  9. this is beautiful!! i love the pattern! it would be awesome if they made a sally hansen nail salon effects with this print :]

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  10. This came out SO beautiful, I love it!

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  11. I really like the simplicity of the design! I'm going to try and attempt that :D

    http://www.nailartcouture.blogspot.com

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  12. Wow, what a lovely design! See what it says about your personality by visiting our blog:

    http://customnailsolutions.blogspot.com/2012/04/what-do-your-nails-say-about-you.html

    Thanks for the inspiration! :)

    -Custom Nail Solutions

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