Essie Brings Carnival Cool to Monse’s Coney Island Fashion Show



Coney Island’s Luna Park amusement park in Brooklyn, New York, proved to be the perfect retro-cool setting for fashion brand Monse to debut its fall/winter collection, captured in a nostalgic film starring model Erin Wasson and narrated by Nicki Minaj. Behind the scenes, Essie global lead educator Rita Remark collaborated with the designers to create a nail look for Wasson that complemented the collegiate-inspired designs, featuring deconstructed classic pieces in a variety of patterns and textures. “With that in mind, we quickly decided on a solid color rather than nail art to add some unity to all of the looks,” says Remark. “For the final nail, we decided on a deep burgundy to match the color found in many of the looks shot that day.”

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To achieve the rich hue, Remark layered Essie Bordeaux over a coat of Mink Muffs and topped it off with Speed Setter for an ultraglossy finish. “Bordeaux has a jellylike texture that’s great to layer with, and atop cocoa-taupe Mink Muffs, it adds a lot of depth,” she says. Despite the rainy, cold weather on shoot day, Remark says the team had a blast at Luna Park, which was closed to the public, giving them freedom to work all over the grounds. “By midday we were all in the spirit of the park and even ordered hot dogs and fries for lunch from Nathan’s Famous!”

-Lotus Abrams

[Images: Courtesy of Monse]

This article was first published in the September 2018 issue of NAILPRO

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