Reverse French Manicure


Ever since I stumbled upon the above picture in an editorial, I cannot stop thinking about nail designs. Quite honestly, the last time I was possessed to don nail art was for my high school prom, which at the time seemed like the coolest thing in the world. French manicures are classic and all, but leave it to John Galliano to take what we know and turn it upside down. Christian Dior’s FW ’07 featured a unique take on the two-tone look against various pastel colors.


Harking back to the Burlesque era, Dita Von Teese has been fashioning these spicy nails for quite some time now. It works best on long skinny acrylic nails, as that’s how it was done in the time period, but it looks fine on shorter nails as well. If you want to try it yourself, Glamour Magazine’s DIY instructions are easy to follow. Tell us how it works out!