Category Archives: Sophie Harris-Greenslade

Working with Opi Nails – By Sophie Harris Greenslade

I was so excited and privileged to fly to LA last year to work with OPI on their Spring/Summer 2014 lacquer collections. I had designed nail art using their Couture de Minnie collection before I flew over and we filmed nail art tutorials based on these designs when I arrived.

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I was also asked to design nail art tutorials using their Brazil collection which has just launched this February. It was exciting using the shades and creating designs before anyone had seen or heard anything about the collections. The Brazil collection images were shot at the most amazing house in Malibu and it was fantastic being on set to film the Brazilian inspired nail art tutorials. I also met the artistic director of OPI, the lovely Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and was able to give her a manicure using the new Brazil shades in the collection. Such an honor!

I was also asked to work on another incredible OPI collaboration which has just launched this month. I was to make a number of nail sets for Gwen Stefani (!!!!!!) so that they could be applied on the day of the Gwen Stefani for OPI collaboration shoot. We were able to size Gwen Stefani’s nails and I made custom fitting nail designs for her. I made lots of initial designs using the new Gwen collection which also features Swarovski Crystals and Studs. We then chose final designs and I made 12 final sets for the shoot. I absolutely love the images and it was such a privilege being able to work on the designs for the Gwen Stefani for OPI collection. The lacquer shades are just amazing!

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Sophie Harris-Greenslade talks Nails for the Antipodium Show LFW AW2014

For Antipodium we were playing around with the idea of a houndstooth print nail but we wanted to create a twist on the design to give it more of a modern edge.
I created the deconstructed houndstooth print, an enlarged abstract take on the print using ORLY’s Smoky collection.
We painted the deconstructed houndstooth straight on top of a natural nail base so we could see the natural nail peeping through giving it a cut out effect. We finished the look with a top coat to give it a high shine. Each model was painted with an individual take on the houndstooth mixed in with full cover nails of the smoky collection colours.

 

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Daks AW 2014 – Nails by Sophie Harris Greenslade

It was amazing leading the London Fashion Week manicure team backstage at Daks AW14 show with Orly nails celebrating 120 years of DAKS.

The nail look took cues from the 120th anniversary collection from DAKS so we wanted to encapsulate the contemporary woman that this new collection was inspired by. We opted for a chic glossy pale pink, “First Kiss”, for a subtle, soft yet strong nail. Nude continues to be a big trend so we decided to give the look a twist with a gold shimmer halo. We used “Brush It On” from ORLY’s ‘Smoky’ AW14 collection to mirror the gold detailing that features so prominently in the DAKS AW14 collection. This is a versatile look and perfect for the autumn season ahead.

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Was amazing leading the London Fashion Week manicure team backstage at