Life goal #126: start doing my nails more "creatively." With the resurgence of the nail polish industry over the past few years (I mean there's even "in" shades every season now), we have enough options to make our own homemade masterpieces. Of course there's the bananas Japanese nail art that tends to be about gluing adornments and jewels to your nails so they look like candy, but in terms of pure stunning 2D design, a name you need to know is Sophy Robson. Now one of London's hottest manicurists, Sophy started making a name for herself booking manicurist gigs for shoots. Now with her own agent, Sophy nabs fashion shows and big campaigns left and right and even has her own nail boutique. I dug around and found some of the sweetest designs she's done over the past few years (some of the photos don't do the level of detail justice, but you get the idea).
Sophy's Giles-inspired manicure
Oily chromed-out nails for McQueen's Spring '10 show
Burnt nails for Dazed & Confused
Gareth Pugh black & white nails, Spring 2008
Sophy's rainbow manicure
Acronym nails for House of Holland's Fall '10 show (CTFO=Chill the fuck out)
Hannah Holman's smiley nails done for British Vogue