This week, by popular demand, we’ll be deconstructing the fashion sense of Egypt’s most famous pharaoh, Cleopatra. (And if this doesn’t satisfy your thirst for all things ancient-Egyptian, be sure to check out our post on fashion inspired by King Tut.)
Cleopatra was a legend in her time — literally! Much of what we know about her today was recorded by Roman historians, who — to be blunt — were not exactly known for being the most reliable documentarians. Back then, myth and history were intertwined, so it’s hard to tell exactly what’s fact and what’s fiction. Furthermore, Cleopatra did travel a lot in her life, so there’s no doubt she would have worn Roman styles in Rome and Egyptian styles in Egypt.
That being said, there are lots of recorded facts about Cleopatra’s fashion and beauty choices to discuss. Today, I’m going to talk about Cleopatra’s beauty routine and several unique elements of her style. Read on to learn more:
The Impressionist movement is one of my favourite eras in art history, mainly because of the vibrant color palettes and the small but visible brush strokes used in Impressionist paintings.
This week, I was inspired by the works of Renoir, Degas, Monet and Pissarro, to name a few, and especially by the brush strokes that are so apparent in their works. This tutorial will show you how to easily replicate the same idea onto your nail, no matter your artistic abilities.
When you get bored of every color in your nail polish rotation, one way to shake things up is to play with different nail polish finishes. I’ve been suffering from a bit of nail boredom lately myself, so for my last DIY nail art post, I wanted to show you guys a fun look that combines three polish finishes — classic creme, matte, and metallic — in one nail look.
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An emerging trend in nail art is the half-bare mani, or using your bare nail as a canvas for a colored design.
There are numerous benefits to this type of manicure: it’s super fast and easy (you can do it in 10 minutes or less!), it dries more quickly than regular nail art because it uses less polish, and it’s fresh and different. The look is a little unusual, but if done right, it can look very chic. And it’s the perfect light and breezy summer mani to boot!
A single of the hottest new nail art trends is the caviar manicure, a three-dimensional appear developed when tiny beads, known as “caviar pearls,” are pressed into typical polish. Designed by UK-based organization Ciaté, the Caviar Nails DIY kit arrived stateside in April and has been flying off the shelves ever considering that.
In this write-up, I’ll give you a speedy overview of my knowledge with the caviar polish kit, plus some tips for making unique nail art looks with it.
Gucci Pre-Fall 2012 – Photo: ELLE.com
Gucci is without having a doubt one of the most iconic brands in fashion background. From the double G stamp to the signature horsebit, Gucci pieces are immediately recognizable.
But there’s a more artistic and subtle side to the brand’s aesthetic, and it makes an look in every single of Gucci’s runway shows – like their recent Pre-Fall 2012 collection. These fabulous floral printed pants, noticed above, are a amazing supply of inspiration… for your nails, as properly as your wardrobe. Here’s a tutorial for recreating this awesome print from Gucci’s Pre-Fall 2012 RTW collection on your nails!
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Do you struggle with transforming your outfits from day to night? Don’t worry, CF is here to help turn that daily annoyance into a entertaining challenge. This column focuses on 1 piece per week, and aims to aid you take your look from study sessions in the library to dancing the night away.
We’ve skilled something of a shorts revolution in the past few years, and boy did we want it. We’re no longer confined to plain old denim, regardless of whether it was nautical chic or the ever classy Britney-esque cut off, or different variations of boring old Bermuda shorts. Now it is entirely a “do” to have shorts of each and every style in every color of the rainbow. For spring, I’m a certain fan of pastels. (Aren’t we all?)
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Nail art is at the height of its reputation correct now and in-your-face manicures are everywhere. But manicurists for the most portion still toil behind the scenes. We recently had the likelihood to chat with Dawn Sterling, who’s been carrying out nails in the trenches for about 11 years, beginning at a neighborhood nail salon in Brooklyn. Read more…