We’re Over the Moon for this Manicure

Burlesque starlet Dita Von Teese is best known for her classic pinup modeling and overall vintage aesthetic, but we think the half “moon manicure” she’s been sporting long before the trend hit the runway this season is really rather modern, and now we can’t get enough of it.

Dita Von Teese sports a red and nude half moon manicure : Photo courtesy retailtherapy.onsugar.com

It’s no wonder that the moon manicure, also known as the “Reverse French Manicure” is Von Teese’s style of choice – it was actually quite popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and who better to influence it than her mother, a professional manicurist?

Now the look is all over the runway with variations from the top polish suppliers of the US and UK.

Photo courtesy of Lacquerized.com

We love this matte and metallic combination – a great matte black to use is OPI’s Obscurity.

Photo courtesy of StyleHop.com

To pair with their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, Ruffian debuted a glossy black and nude combination complete with a logo on the ring finger.

Photo courtesy of StyleHop.com

Vena Cava shows a slightly more sophisticated and simplified version, definitely our favorite.

Kyler by Joy O Oyster Earrings in black

No matter what, it’s all about using black lacquer in new ways. We totally think of our black steel pieces with the same satin finish.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re jewelry people – handling pliers and strong metals and having our hands constantly exposed to running water means a brand new mani lasts about a day, but we’ll make an extra effort to sport these super chic looks, if only for a fun weekend. Hope you get a chance to try them too!


One response to “We’re Over the Moon for this Manicure

  1. Pingback: We're Over the Moon for this Manicure « kyler designs by joy o | Eco Green Earth Living

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