Upon the debut of Rachel Zoe’s Resort 2014 lookbook, bomber jackets and nautical-inspired separates took center stage alongside a helping of standout prints! Eager to rock a bit of resort in the present (we can’t help it, we’re impatient!), we enlisted the assistance of the genius nail artists at CHI nail bar in Beverly Hills. Putting a mani-friendly spin on three of Resort’s designs, click through our slideshow to garner inspiration on this and all future Mani Mondays!
Click through for tips on how to recreate Rachel Zoe Resort 2014 nail art at home!
Rachel Zoe Resort 2014 Seagull Print — Nail artist: Lexi, CHI nail bar
Get The Look: Seagull
Use a makeup sponge to blend in the black polish for the background. Then, use a small dotting tool (or a toothpick!) to create the line of dots. If you cannot hand paint the bird on the accent nail, use a sticker decal to achieve the same look.
Get The Look: Seagull
Lexi recommends "Calypso Blue" by China Glaze for the deep blue base color. Last tip—depending on nail length, you can alter amount of bird accents within the design.
Rachel Zoe Resort 2014 Fisherman's Knot Print — Nail artist: Jess, CHI nail bar
Get The Look: Fisherman's Knot
Start by cleaning the cuticles with a cuticle brush—it will make the overall manicure look better. To achieve the intricate rope detail, Jess suggests using toothpicks (or even mechanical pencils) to apply the polish.
Get The Look: Fisherman's Rope
It's important to use a rich black to create the perfect base. For the bright white rope detail, Jess recommends OPI's "Alpine Snow". Last tip—for any manicure, brush topcoat on edges of nails so it doesn’t chip after a few days!
Rachel Zoe Resort 2014 Block Print — Nail artist: Erin, CHI nail bar
Get The Look: Graphic Block
For color blocking, use the lighter polish as the base color so you can apply the darker color over. For precision nail art drawing, look for a "striper polish" (polish with a thin brush) at any beauty supply store—it's ideal for creating straight lines.
Get The Look: Block
For intricate nail art, Erin suggests using acrylic paint (from the art store) instead of polish, because the color is stronger pigmented and a bit thicker. Last tip—don't forget a great top coat (she loves Seche Vite!)