TUTORIAL THURSDAY: Sonia Rykiel Inspired Nail Art

Beauty, Fashion, Fitness & Nails



It’s the printed script that first caught my eye, in Sonia Rykiel’s Fall 2014 Collection, which immediately translated into this weeks nail art for Tutorial Thursday!

Known for her signature sweaters this Russian Romanian Jew opened her first boutique in 1968 on Paris’ Left Bank.  Nicknamed the “Queen of Knits” she’s the first designer to put seams on the outside of a garments, and to print words on her sweaters.  For more fashion from Sonia Rykiel check out her website http://ss14.soniarykiel.com/.

Check out the 2 easy steps to get these Euro Chic Fashion Inspired Nails!

The Tools

Polish Colors

  • Black – Licorice by Essie
  • Tan – Flynn by Zoya
  • Black Nail Art Duo by Art Club
  • White Nail Art Duo by Art Club
  • Matte About You- Essie

Links to products mentioned in this post can be found at the bottom of the page.

Step 1:  Starting with your base color.  Alternating the black and tan colors, paint each nail with 2 coats of polish.  I used Licorice by Essie for the black color and Flynn by Zoya for my tan.


Step 2: Emulate the script in the knit dresses by using your nail art duo pen in white on the black nails and black on the tan nails.  Use the pen side to scribble a few lines on each nail.   Then use the brush to paint an underline under each line of scribble.

Once your script has set, to prevent any running of the polish apply 1 coat of your favorite dry fast top coat. Finish it off with 1 coat of matte nail polish for a cool matte look.


Shopping Links

Shop more fashion from Sonia Rykiel at Shopbop, ASOS & Netaporter.com



There you have it!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stay tuned for more nail polish news and reviews coming this Monday!

(Photo Credits: Sonia Rykiel Fall 2014 – Style.com // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)
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