Fred Butler Gets Raw With Sushi Minx for AW12

By Inspirationail

Minx LogoWe’ve seen a huge variety of different Minx nail designs and concepts strut their way down the catwalk, but this one is by far the yummiest! This time they take creative, custom nail art even more unique.

Hungry?

Fred Butler’s collection of Autumn/Winter 2012 accessories was presented during London Fashion Week, made even more fabulous with custom 3D Minx created by legendary UK nail stylist Marian Newman.

Minx at Fred Butler

“There is nothing I enjoy more than pushing boundaries and creating completely new, unique nail fashion.” Explained Marian. “Last season I created nails that resembled tiny sea creatures, so when Kim Howells, the stylist, approached me again this season I was so excited to hear the theme!”

Minx at Fred Butler

Image © Marian Newman

Sexy Retro Glam

The concept behind this collection was James Bond Babes from the 70’s looking hot on the slopes for snow action and relaxing afterward to eat a playful meal of sushi.

“The sushi theme completely hooked me,” said Marian, “and I began devising nails that would incorporate 3D effects with the realistic graphics Minx can deliver.”

Minx at Fred Butler

Image © Mark Molloy

Creating the Fun

Marian contacted Minx co-founder Janice Jordan and provided her with samples of graphics to be incorporated into the templates. Once the final product was delivered, Marian began preparing the nails on 14 tips. “I wanted to create the look and feel of real sushi, so I placed shapes made from clay under the sushi graphics to add dimension, and also added embellishments such as red caviar and Minx cut-outs on top.” Marian revealed.

Minx at Fred Butler

Image © Mark Molloy

“When Fred saw the nails, she said ‘Oh my God, you have got to be kidding! These are out of control!” Revealed Marian. “I laughed and told her that I created a variety of sushi and sashimi to be enjoyed après ski. This was yet another perfect example of Minx being used in a new and innovative way.”

Minx at Fred Butler

Making the Grade

Once the tips were complete, Marian entrusted what she jokingly called her “bento box” to Hollie Wakeham, a nail stylist from Colchester, Essex who was the winner of a Minx contest that transported her to the middle of London Fashion Week. Hollie carefully transported the finished tips the day of the presentation to apply them to the models who were not wearing mitten accessories.

Hollie & Her Models

Minx at Fred Butler

Image © Mark Molloy

“Everyone at the presentation was staring at the nails with their mouths open.” Laughed Hollie. “The sushi Minx was a perfect accent and showed how nail fashion is key to completing an overall look!”

Minx at Fred Butler

Image © Mark Molloy

More to Come

We can’t wait to see what Minx gets up to next and we are betting they’ll find more fun and fabulous ways to be fashionable. Thanks to everyone who entered our Marvelous Minx giveaway and stay tuned to find out who won!

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