Get the Look: Emmy Rossum’s Pretty-in-Punk Nails from the Met Gala

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I did a little nailspotting and fell in love with Emmy Rossum’s designer fingertips she rocked at the Met Gala earlier this week. Her polish was perfectly on point with the theme of the evening, PUNK: Chaos to Couture.

Anyone can play matchy-matchy with a gown color, so I really admired the attention to detail and embellishments her nail artist used to create this look. butter LONDON Global Ambassador Katie Hughes was the brains behind the operation, and she incorporated pieces from Emmy’s dress to construct this couture nail decoration.

Katie was inspired by Emmy’s soft, billowing dress and used pieces of lace – the same fabric from which her dress was created – supplied direct from designer Donna Karan. image003Individual crystals, also used on her dress, enhanced the look to pull together an elegant, yet edgy look.

“Emmy knew she really wanted to incorporate the fabric from the dress somehow, but with a twist that gave it an unexpected edge,” Katie said. “Together we decided to use both the fabric and the stones to create a nail that was both delicate and edgy. It looked awesome.”

Here’s the scoop on how she did it:

  • Katie began by painting Emmy’s nails with two coats of butter LONDON Nail Lacquer in Yummy Mummy followed by a layer of butter LONDON P.D. Quick Top Coat.
  • She then cut individual pieces of lace to perfectly cover Emmy’s nails and placed them down on the wet nails, letting the lace dry on top of the nail.
  • Once the nails were dry, Katie placed glue on random spots of the nail where the crystals would be adhered, and then placed each crystal onto the nail.

Such a fun look! What do you think? Would you rock this nail art? I say go for it!

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1 Comment

  1. nithya June 10, 2013 / 10:19 am

    Nail art is fantastic. i love it.

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