2015 Emmy Awards Fashion Inspired Nails!
Hi guys! Happy Monday! Usually, Mondays are Lynnderella days but since last night was the 67th Annual Emmy Awards, I decided to share some fashion inspired nail art with you! There were so many lovely gowns and tuxes on the red carpet this year, I had a really hard time narrowing down the ones I wanted to create nail art for! There was only maybe a couple of gowns I saw that that were ho-hum in my opinion. I was able to narrow it down to 8 different looks to recreate on my nails, so let’s take a look!
First up, is a fashion inspired look I haven’t done before. It’s a floral pattern based on a bowtie! Tituss Burgess from The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is amazing. I love his style, his personality and his character on the show. (I also loved him on 30 Rock!) So when he showed up in a evergreen tux with an amazing bowtie, I knew it just had to be done. This turned out to be my favorite nail art look of the group. To recreate the bowtie, I used Oscar Del La Renta “Aubergine” as the base, OPI “No Room For The Blues” and Zoya “Sia” for the flowers, OPI “50 Years Of Style” for the gold accents and Rescue Beauty Lounge “Recycle” and Butter London “Bossy Boots” for the leaves.
Next is some nail stamping inspired by a pretty gown worn by the amazing Retta from Parks and Recreation. First of all, I’m so sad that Parks and Rec is over, I can’t even bear to watch the final season. I’m sure I’ll be 100% tears the whole time, so I’m prepping myself before I watch it. Secondly, I love Retta. I’m so glad over the seasons of P&R, her character became more prevalent. She adds so much to the show. Also, I generally love her fashion choices at red carpet events. This gown, while not liked by a lot of critics for some reason, really caught my eye. I think it’s so cute and playful and bright and fun! Plus it looks stunning on her. I knew I’d need to do some stamping to recreate this look on my nails. I’m still mastering my nail stamping so it’s not perfect but I think it mimics the gown pretty well! For this look I used Rica “Whiteout” as the base and Pipe Dream Polish “On The List” and Rica “Whiteout” for the gradient stamping over the top.
Now we have my favorite look of the night. Zoe Kazan’s gown just had my entranced from the minute I saw her on the red carpet. Tell me her dress doesn’t look like a watermarble. Of course I would have to recreate it on my nails. While it didn’t turn out as great on my nails as Zoe looked at the Emmy’s, it’s still one of my favorites because my version looks sorta like Christmas and it makes me really excited to try this around the Holidays! For this look I used Rica “Whiteout” and OPI “Coca-Cola Red” (man is it hard to marbleize red and white without them bleeding!) and then I added a glitter gradient at the base of my nail using Different Dimension “Tinsilitis”.
The next mani was inspired by Danielle Brooks’ Christian Siriano gown. My gosh, did she look stunning last night or what? I was obsessed with this dress. And of course it looks amazing on Danielle, who’s on Orange Is The New Black, which is everyone’s favorite show, isn’t it? There are pictures of her kind of twirling the skirt around on the red carpet and she looked like a gorgeous mermaid or something! I’m just in love. For this look I used, Milani “Blue Zoom” as the base and Zoya “Sara” and CND “Cerulean Sea” for the flared out stripes.
When I saw the next gown, worn by Christine Marzano on the red carpet, I knew it would have to be done. The dress was pretty much made as an inspiration to recreate a negative space manicure. I mean, seriously. For this look I used KBShimmer “Eclipse” for the lines and Zoya “Sunshine” and “Dahlia” to fill in some spaces and the rest I left with my natural nail showing.
Next up, a super simple look recreated to look like Amanda Crew’s Emmys gown. The dress was so sweet and simple and kind of reminded me of a modern china pattern. The dress is polka dotted but the polka dots were random and looked sort of washed out. How perfect for a nail art look! I used Rica “Whiteout” as the base and thinned out Milani “Blue Zoom”, OPI “Life Gave Me Lemons” and KBShimmer “Breaking Blues” with acetone to create washed out polka dots.
This next mani made me realize why I never do stripes… I suck at them. Even when they look decent in person, when I get my hands up close and personal with the camera, it always looks a mess. But whatever, I tried and I loved Ellie Kemper’s dress too much not to share it anyway. She always stars in The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and she is spectacular in that show! She was also in The Office, so, double love the Ellie! She’s one of those actresses I feel like I could be friends with if we ran in the same circles. She just seems so sweet and approachable! For this nail art look I used, Zoya “Chantal” and “Nana”, OPI “A Great Opera-tunity”, “Silver Canvas”, “Is Mai Tai Crooked?”, “I Cannoli Wear OPI” and “Sorry I’m Fizzy Today”, China Glaze “Metro Pollen-tin” and KBShimmer “Soul Deep” and created a single chevron to mimic the bottom of Ellie’s gown.
Last up, I have an easy mani inspired by Christina Hendricks’ Naeem Khan gown. I picked the wrong shade of gold here because the accents on her gown are a bit more of a bronzey gold but hey, I’m giving myself a break because I still love how it turned out. Christina always looks incredibly classy and I love how she rocks her curves always. She is stunning. I did just a simple dotticure here in patterns that matched her dress using KBShimmer “Eclipse” as the base and Deborah Lippmann “Autumn in New York” for the dots.
More of my favorite looks from the 2015 Emmy Awards were:
- Kerry Washington in Marc Jacobs (my lord she looked amazing!)
- Taraji P. Henson in Alexander Wang
- January Jones In Ulyana Sergeenko (a unique look for the night that I think she pulled off so well!)
- Amy Poehler in Michael Kors (I’m loving her new hair color the more and more I see it!)
- Taylor Schilling in Stella McCartney (I adore her in yellow!)
- Jessica Lange in J. Mendel (those sunglasses just made this whole look for me.)
- Allison Janey in Labourjoisie
- Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell (I never thought I would classify her as one of the best dressed in my life but she looked incredibly gorgeous and classy. I like this version of her! Keep it up!)
- Julianne Hough in Marchesa (I’m obsessed with this dress!)
- Amanda Peet in Michael Kors Collection
- Laverne Cox in Calvin Klein
- Ariel Winter in Romona Keveza
- Aubrey Plaza in Alexandre Vauthier
- Kristen Schaal in Rubin Singer
- Lisa Kudrow in Max Mara
- Carrie Brownstein in Stella McCartney (my favorite suited gal of the night!)
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! Who was your best and worst dressed of the night? Did you watch the show? Are you happy with the winners? Sound off below! I’d love to hear your thoughts and talk about my one true love… TV! :)