Winnie Lui graduated from Central Saint Martins in Fashion Communication and Promotion. A fashion, stylist, photographer, and costume jewelry designer, Winnie has worked with Gigi Leung, Miriam Yeung, and Wing Shya. Inspired by her surroundings, Winnie is obsessed with both new and vintage toys. Attracted to the small details that people overlook, she loves everyday objects that are beautiful but seemingly unimportant. The spectacular design made from unique pieces is approximately1500mm in height.
Winnie has an exclusive collaboration with British labelInnermost creating a limited edition of 50 individual White chandeliers and 50 individual Black chandeliers, blown up versions of Winnie’s chunky necklaces and brooches.
Nail art has became a global obsession in 2010 but Tokyo has the most outrageous, ornate and inspirational ones! They add tridimensional embellishments, patterns, different decos in each nail and hand painted art. Japan is the mecca for all things kawaii (“cute”)andnail art has become a necessary fashion statement for young Japanese women."
"Japanese nail art has its roots in a culture where Japanese women only got their nails done for special occasions, making it perfectly acceptable for extravagant decoration."
It is called the Gel Nail and it is just now hitting the U.S. Unlike other artificial nails the gel looks more natural, it is safer due to the lack of toxic odors and fumes and last 2-3 weeks without chipping. Available in a wide range of colors, gel nails can also be decorated with stones, glitter and 3D deco. You can also find D.I.Y. nail deco kits at retail stores.
If you are like me you maybe asking 'how the heck they survive and deal with daily tasks?'. The good news is there is a special can opener that also picks up coins and open zippers and also a glove-shaped shampoo brush designed to keep the long nails from getting tangled hair during washing. But I wonder: How do they type on their iPhone or iPad?How can they even type on a keyboard? I just seriously hope this trend is not followed by mommies, doctors and nurses LOL!
Japanese fashionistas are trendsetters and they have the most creative culture ever. Although I am aware that I would never wear my nails that long - for practical and safety reasons - I must say there are some really great ones. Here are my favorites...