Paris Fashion Week: Sophy Robson & Minx Nails At Vivienne Westwood

By Inspirationail

Minx LogoVivienne Westwood’s Autumn/Winter 2011 Gold Collection which was shown on March 4, 2011 at the Pavillon Concord during Paris Fashion Week. Minx Nails was on board again to apply their own brand of nail fashion for the show.

Vivienne Westwood's Minxed Models

Image © Becky Maynes

The Look

U.K. nail stylist Sophy Robson regularly provides nail fashion for the Vivienne Westwood shows and was asked to create a mirrored theme for the collection. She immediately thought of Minx as a solution. “I work closely with Val Garland who is the makeup artist, and with Vivienne’s husband Andreas, who oversees the vision of the show each season to create the Vivienne Westwood woman,” said Sophy. “They tell me what they are thinking and ask me to bring my take on it.”

“So, in addition to the mirrored aspect, I wanted to add the textured look to give a new dimension to the reflective surface of the Minx” Sophy explained.

Sophy Robson

Image © Becky Maynes

Quick Thinking

Minx co-founders Janice Jordan and Dawn Lynch-Goodwin were in Paris for fashion week when Sophy contacted them about using Minx for the show. Unfortunately they didn’t have any prepared templates with them. “Luckily enough, we had just finished shows the night before with UK nail stylist Marian Newman and her team who were already on the Eurostar back to London,” said Dawn. “We quickly called Marian and arranged for her team member to meet Sophy in London to give her all the available gold Minx.” The final nail fashion for the show was Minx with a brushed metal finish applied over a gold Minx underlay, perfectly complementing the strong ensembles.

Vivienne Westwood's Minxed Models

Image © Becky Maynes

“Minx is the best method to get such a metallic mirrored surface as far as I’m concerned,” said Sophy, as she packed up after the show. “And, some of the models told us they were delighted it was the last show of the day as that meant they could keep their Minx on all night!”

Vivienne Westwood's Minxed Models

Image © Becky Maynes

The Team

Janice and Dawn worked with Sophy and her team of Zaida Ibrahim, Dawn Sterling, Ludmyla Karayeva and Ruth Taylor to apply Minx to the around 30 models at the show in Paris.

More Minx

Minx nails are quickly becoming synonymous with high fashion and as always a big thanks to them for sharing their stories and fab images. We always have such fun oohing and ahhing over them. Be sure to check out more Minx in fashion (they have been busy Minxes!) at Alexander McQueen & Gareth Pugh/ Minx combo fashion at Paris Fashion Week, Thierry Mugler Epic Show With Lady Gaga; Henrietta Ludgate & Charlie Le Mindu at the recent London Fashion Week & more from New York Fashion Week .


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