Monday, 27 May 2013

OPI at Australian Fashion Week - spring summer 2013/14

Once again, the amazing products of OPI featured on the runway at Australian Fashion Week last month.  Last year, I did a blog with nail looks inspired by the looks and trends featured last year.  I haven't been able to do one of these yet (as I still need to get some of the shades featured these year).  But when I do, I will post a separate blog.  

So for now, I thought I would post a blog of the rundown of shades and looks used (listed by designer), which was published on the OPI Australia website.  

The main nail trends for this year's fashion week were:
- Nudes (particularly the opaques)
- Metallics (in particular, silver/platinum)
- Matte (using OPI's new Matte Top Coat over existing shades)
- Accents of nail art

For more information, which includes details of the fashion, head to

Aurelio Costarella
Two nail designs chosen matched the decorative headpieces; Black nails using OPI’s Black Onyx with OPI Matte top coat and black diamante. The silver nails consisted of OPI’s DS Radiance with Matte Top Coat, then re-applied DS Radiance tip off with OPI’s Which is Witch on the tips. OPI’s Designer Series Radiance featured on the toes.


Bec & Bridge
An exclusive blend design; Nails were a blend of Don’t Pretzel My Buttons, a nude base with OPI’s Coney Island Cotton Candy, a soft shade of peach.

White Sands
The nails were dramatic and strong, featuring a rich dark chocolate brown, OPI’s Get in the Expresso Lane on both fingers and toes.

Roopa Pemmaraju
The nails complemented the eyeshades with a vibrant orange, OPI’s In My Back Pocket on half of the models and No Room For the Blues a vibrant blue in matte on the other half of the models. Nude matte nails on the toes – OPI’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons using OPI’s Matte Top Coat.

By Johnny
A silver chrome nails by OPI using DS Radiance

Ginger & Smart
An interesting nude matte; OPI’s Don’t Pretzel My Buttons in matte, using OPI’s Matte Top Coat.

An exclusive design featuring matte nails; OPI Black Onyx-painted feature thumb toughened up an otherwise buttery-soft matte nude manicure, Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh, with OPI Matte Top Coat.

A classic nude - OPI’s Samoan Sand

Lisa Ho
An exclusive design - OPI's Bubble Bath as the base with 2 thin racing stripes in a blackberry red, OPI's Boggotta Blackberry. The models toes were dipped in OPI’s new Liquid Sand, Stay the Night

Gorgeous metallic green gold; OPI’s Just Spotted the Lizard a metallic green gold

Vanishing Elephant.
Very cool matte blue nails, using OPI’s Eurso Euro with OPI’s Matte Top Coat on the tips. 

Gorgeous matte white nails with silver tips, using OPI’s Alpine Snow covered with OPI’s Matte Top Coat, then tipped in sparkling DS Radiance by OPI
Did You ‘Ear About Van Gogh by OPI on the model’s feet.

An exclusive silver nail blend; OPI’s DS Radiance followed by a second coat of OPI’s Birthday Babe.

Carla Zampatti
For Carla's pre Fashion Week showing OPI's Did You 'ear About Van Gough were on the models hands and Over the Taupe on their toes. 

All images and information above obtained from the OPI Australia (International Beauty Supplies website) at

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