Union Jack Black and Yummy Mummy were the Butter London colors of choice for Vena Cava’s Spring 2011 nail look. Neither of the colors are new but based on the Vena Cava’s line of seventies inspired pieces that included cropped pants and knee length and longer hemlines, the choice of dual toned nails was spot on. The nails added edge to the somewhat conservative clothing. Press on nails were made specifically for Vena Cava and are not sold by Butter London.
For Spring 2011 Butter London has three colors that are not yet named (Shown above). According to Founder and Creative Director, Nonie Creme, inspiration for the existing Spring colors came from impressionist lace and print fabric. The green shown above was “muddied up with a bit of black” to give it some edge and get away from the pastels. More colors will likely be added to Butter London’s line after New York Fashion Week.
Nonie Creme sees nail art making a comeback for spring 2011. However, It will be refined and tasteful with simple graphics.
The best way to get this look at home is to use press on nails. Apply two to three coats of Yummy Mummy to the nail and allow it to dry. The best way I find to get the half moon is to use the ring and index fingers to hold the nail (upside down) on the middle finger. (The top of the nail to be painted with the half moon, should be held away from you.) In one fluid motion, apply one coat of Union Jack Black. Allow nails to dry completely and you are good to press on.