How Marian Newman nailed over the top at S/S 16 shows
Like make-up, nails are a personal expression of your style and taste. Some favour a French manicure while others love a glossy black finish. And then there are those who treat their talons like a work of art.
Talking to A-list manicurist Marian Newman, the lady behind many of the catwalk’s most impressive nails, we got the low down on how she went all out for Spring/ Summer 16.
“I’m lucky enough to work on some shows that love the all,” she told Cover Media. “I do Vivienne Westwood, I do Manish Arora, Gareth Pugh. So it’s great when I work with designers that say all! So I’ll do all.
“For example Gareth Pugh, the brief was bumper cars, slot machines and show girls. So I was like ‘right, ok’. I did a bumper car finish which was high, high gloss, I did slot machines in that some of the nails were pierced with the pennies that he used in the collection, and show girl aspect was that they were quite long, show girl, type nails. I used two types of glitter.”
Marian, who works with MAC backstage at the shows, also loved going to town with Vivienne Westwood’s models for the label’s Paris Fashion Week show.
The theme was Mirror the World with a Venetian take, which is exactly what Marian did.
“I achieved Mirror the World using chrome polish, with a Venetian take, with sheer colours put over the top,” she revealed.
So now’s the time to treat your nails like you would your face, and go bold with your beauty.