The 5th Annual Fashion Palette Event Teams Up With Minx in Sydney
March 5, 2013 marked the fifth anniversary of the Fashion Palette Runway Showcase in Sydney, Australia, a sizzling celebration of Australia’s newest designers. This year’s theme was New York & custom Minx “Taxi” nail coatings helped to transport guests from The Darling Pool into Sydney straight to New York City!
New York, New York
Over 250 fashion-savvy guests were greeted by live mannequins who were dressed in unique yellow ribbon dresses & Minxed with custom Minx nail coatings designed & applied by leading Australian nail stylist Monica Ropiha. Fire breathers, trumpet players, bundles of yellow balloons & floating umbrellas in the pool combined with a live performance of Empire State of Mind created a jubilant atmosphere.
“I was so excited to be given such fun theme to work with,” exclaimed Monica, who was tasked with creating the custom nail fashion for the launch event. “I discussed some ideas with Janice Jordan, the co-founder of Minx & in no time we came up with a yellow taxi cab design that epitomizes New York, & then decided to add “Fashion Palette” lettering to make the nail coatings specific to this event.”
The Nail Taxi Magic
On Thursday night, Monica & her team of nail stylists adorned the nails of 40 models for the main runway event using a custom Minx inspired by all 16 designers. “I had collaborated with Janice at Minx to create a nail design that would complement every outfit,” explained Monica, “& the result was a soft nude pink with a white triangle from the cuticle with a holographic accent line that looked fantastic on the runway,” she enthused.
Minx played a big part in Friday’s fashion as well, stay tuned we’ll be sharing some more of their fab nail coatings from the Fashion Palette event this week. Until then be sure to check out Minx’s latest collection, a collaboration with nail artist Leah Light.