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Ruffian ‘moon’ manicure
Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the designers behind Ruffian, the critically acclaimed cult New York label. The designers have received the Fashion Group International Rising Star Award and in August, 2011, were inducted into the influential Council of Fashion Designers of America. They have also been featured in countless editorials, including a highly praised profile in Vogue. The label has also been featured in The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, Teen Vogue, W, Elle, Nylon, Allure, Italian Vogue, and WWD. In the Spring of 2010, Assouline published Ruffian:Inside Out to great critical acclaim.
Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, have declared the “moon manicure” their signature nail. What makes this version of the moon manicure so unique is that instead of a half oval moon it has an upside down crescent shape. It’s as though your cuticles are smiling up at you.
With some ”ingredients” and a little ingenuity you can do it yourself.
What you need:
Base coats for nails
Black Nail Polish
1/4 of a sheet of imitation gold leaf
Prepare your nails for manicure using the base coats for nails.
Snap the gold leaf into several small pieces.
Apply glue where you put the gold foil.
Fix the foil and carefully press it to your nail, to ensure that the leaf bonds with the glue.
Smooth out any wrinkles with your finger.
Easily remove the foils and seal with the top coat.
Continue with a minimal amount of black polish in your brush; place brush in middle of nail about a 1/4 inch from the cuticle line.
Sweep in a curved motion to the side of your nail.
Sweep in the opposite direction.
Fill in the middle and you`re done.