The puns were flying backstage at Toronto Fashion Week last night. Unisex fashion label WRKDEPT decided the male models in their show should sport the same sharp, colourful manicure as the females. As a result we heard several plays on words from MAN-icure to... well, you can imagine (we know you can).
"WRKDEPT asked to include all their logo colours in the manicure," explains lead nail artist and Essie Global Educator Rita Remark. "I thought about doing a different colour on each nail, but it's not really a cohesive look. Then I thought about doing a split-screen effect with one shade common to every nail to anchor the manicure. Then it all came together."
The WRKDEPT manicure is a simple, graphic combination of core Essie shades, starting with Essie Sand Tropez as the base on every nail. The Essie team applied a second coat of Sand Tropez to half of each nail; the other half was painted in two coats of one of the following: Pool Side Service, Pret-a-Surfer, Mink Muffs, Watermelon, Sunday Funday, and Mojito Madness.
The men were for the most part unfazed with their manicures. Okay, they did splay their fingers while waiting for the polish to dry, and when asked whether their painted nails felt any heavier than before, Kyle laughed and answered, "yeah, kinda."
Find these Essie shades at nailpolishcanada.com or via the Target.com and amazon.com links below.
What do you think of the manicure? Would you and your guy wear it? Okay, maybe just you?