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Gucci Spring 2011 Inspired

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For this look, I was inspired by this pants suit featured in Gucci‘s runway show in Milan for their Spring 2011 line. When I was looking for inspiration for nail art, this look stood out among many of the other spring/summer fashion lines I googled.

This suit in particular covers so many trends in such a fun and classy way: it’s menswear-inspired; the high-waist, tapered leg of the pant is reminiscent of the 70s as are the 70s-glam-inspired clutch/belt; and the colors (which are color-blocked – another spring/summer trend) are both flattering and fashionable for the season. Are there any other trends that I missed? There is a lot going on this this look but I think Gucci pulled it off incredibly well.

This nail design was an intentional optional illusion (unlike the Two Spring Trends In One post). I wanted it to look green/gold from one side, orange/gold from the other, and all 4 colors when viewing it directly from the top. I used Orly Green With Envy and Luxe (for the gold stripes) and China Glaze Orange Knockout and Purple Panic.

I hope you folks enjoy this one.  Look out for more gold-accented manicures this week… 😀

P.S. I recently purchased CND’s Stickey base coat and Super Shiney High-Gloss top coat. This is the first blog post where I’ve used a different base and top coat than my traditional Orly Bonder and Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat…I’ll have to see how they hold up.

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