Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Challenge

All of us nail nerds look forward to Fashion Week, we can't wait to see what the heck the nail artists teamed up with the designers come up with. Imagine my excitement when I was contacted by someone from fashion designer Tadashi Shoji's team to participate in a nail art challenge inspired by his Spring/Summer 2013 collection - A Modern Silk Road. Fashion aside, to be grouped with the other amazing and talented nail artists that are participating is nothing short of completely flattering. (and overwhelming, how the heck am I going to measure up to these nail art giants!?!)

I'll be honest, I had a hard time with this- I actually LOVE the collection, it was hard to figure out which piece to draw inspiration from. I finally decided on this dress, I'm completely in love with the pattern and colors of this fabric.

Tadashi Shoji Nail Art Challenge - inspiration
Image courtesy of Vogue.com
I drew inspiration from the color palette, pattern, and straight lines/stripes/necklines that I saw through much of the collection. I used my nail art brush to roughly brush the colors on the white base color of the nail to mimic the print of the fabric. I also took the bright green color from the print and used it to add a pop of color at the base of the nail. I'm actually really pleased with how they turned out!

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I used:

White: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear White On
Green: Sally Hansen Grass Slipper
Blue: Pure Ice French Kiss
Turquoise: Zoya Robyn

Basecoat: Cult Nails Get it On
Topcoat:  Seche Vite

So what do you think?  Did I do a good job interpreting the fashion? If you think so,

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  1. I love the result, I think you did an amazing job! Alea jacta est ^^ But you can be confindent! At least you should...

  2. i love how bright and graphic these are! the colors are on point, super cool looking.

  3. I am folowing you on bloglovin' for a long time now and I have never react on a post from you but I think your nail-arts are amazing. You have definitely a great talent to design and make them! They are all so hard and you can make them perfectly! My compliments(;

  4. Beautiful!! I love the piece you chose!!!!

  5. you did a good job! it's really great! I'd like to vote, but I'm sorry, I've no facebook-account. good luck!
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