Puttin' on the Ritz

High hats, and arrowed collars, white spats and lots of dollars....

Who'd have thought that a song would inspire a nail design? Well, whether you like the Fred Astaire version or the Taco version, this is a great song, and it DID inspire today's nail design, spats!

I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with American Apparel Hassid for the black of the shoes and the buttons. Topped with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Why don't you go where fashion sits?


  1. Tryin' hard to look like Gary Cooper...

  2. I prefer the version sung in "Young Frankenstein"

    My heart always beats a bit faster when Gene Wilder is involved...

  3. wow, i just went through all the days of your blog. thats amazing. you have talent :)
    some ideas for you, take it or leave it.
    serial numbers, money (coins and notes), basic love hearts, beach themed (balls, sand, sun, surfboards, etc), night sky (stars, moon), telephone (on left hand have a person on little finger, phone on ring finger, curly cord on the middle index and thumb. right hand have the same so when you hold your hands up its like they're on the phone to each other) :D

  4. YES!!! *gigglefits* That is one of my favorite movies ever, and I ♥♥♥ Gene Wilder!

    This manicure is really, really cute. I'm not sure I'd know what it was at first, either, and I like that too!

  5. Love that design.

    There's also a version by Shiny Toy Guns which is my favourite.


  6. This is so awesome! Love it. :)

  7. Oh, Fred Astaire...swell, just swell...
    Love the nails!
    For some reason, I'm also reminded of one of those early cartoons- where all of the animals/insects bounce around to a jazz soundtrack as they industriously perform some task- I seem to remember spats being sported by a large, important beetle (or grasshopper?) Anyway, as usual, thanks for the mental image/brain vacation!!!

  8. Hey Melissa - great nails as usual!

    I don't know if anyone showed you, but you're here quite a few times! http://www.buzzfeed.com/rebeccae/50-intense-nailpolish-designs

  9. This is a so so cute mani...you're really puttin on the ritz...loves this blog...

    If you're blue and you don't know where to go to
    Why don't you go where "the Daily Nail" sits
    Cause she's Puttin' on the Ritz


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