Get the look: Jourdan Dunn’s yellow nails for i-D

A while ago I posted an i-D magazine cover featuring the stunning Jourdan Dunn as a ‘Daily Delight’, and was inundated with queries about how to get her popping yellow nails.
A few weeks – and a lot of Googling – later, I discovered that they are the work of Sophy Robson, a London-based luxury nail artist with her own salons. The very clever lass has created nails for campaigns by Bvlgari (pictured above) and YSL, and for the likes of Kylie Minogue and Kate Moss, as well as a slew of seriously prestigious editorial shoots.
She says that the i-D shoot with Dunn “was pretty much a dream shot for any nail artist working in fashion—a whole hand of colored nails on the cover, all in shot!” She explains that on the shoot day the theme for the pictures was to be “retro, part rockabilly, part Sade in the '80s, but slick and sophisticated,” and the makeup by Lucia Pica and hair by Anthony Turner fell in line with that. Robson thought about the nails and a cover image of Madonna from 1984 came into her mind, so she decided to re-create the nail look and drag it into the 21st century.
She mixed an American Apparel neon yellow she had with Mimosa by Chanel to get the pigment just right and everyone agreed that it worked! Beautiful stuff.


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