Posted on November 3, 2013
In order to be considered for $250,000 through Chase Mission Main Street Grant I need 250 votes via Facebook! Please take a moment to vote for me for consideration of this generous offer so that I may have the opportunity to grow AstroWifey and Tipsy Zine to a larger scale! I plan to empower woman and support the nail community by continuing to volunteer, mentor and encourage others to follow their dreams. It really is an EASY and FAST vote, so please follow the link and support! ♥
Posted on October 30, 2013
Almost a year ago I teamed up with makeup and visual artist Kaori Nik on a video promo which included some insane nails. The video plays on a sort of mad hatters tea party, when the tea gets flowing color and life arrive in full force. On the nails I used different elements such as color blocking, crushed glass, crystals and 3D rosebuds. Click Read More to see close up shots of the nails used in this video.
Posted on October 22, 2013
I had the pleasure of working with Meghan Lorenz, Chicago’s Cities in Dust jewelry designer on her lookbook for FW 13. Photographer Julia Stotz did an amazing job with the product shots of the jewelry, which were inspired by Hollywood regency. Pulling from the theme, I lined the cuticles in a deep charcoal color with plum undertones and a bone grey that had hints of soft pink. I cut a chrome gold nail decal into the shape of a sharp dagger down the center of the nail overlapping some of the charcoal, drawing inspiration from an art deco style. Click below to see more from the lookbook and find out what products I used to create this look.
Posted on October 19, 2013
Halloween is next week and you may be thinking about how that relates to this set of nails. Click to read more about the full Versace scoop.
Posted on October 18, 2013
Posted on October 2, 2013
This summer I have been working at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago within the Homebodies exhibition for artist Carlos “Dzine” Rolon. Homebodies invites contemporary artists to examine the home as an integral space to create art. Chicago artist Dzine’s interpretation is entitled Imperial Nail Salon: My Parents Living Room as an homage to his 1970′s home which doubled as a nail salon business ran by his mother. “As a child of first-generation Puerto Rican immigrants in the United States, well-paying jobs were scarce. So in order to supplement extra income, my mother created a salon in our home,” Dzine explains. Working with Dzine in the past, he invited me to be an artist working in the space to carry the essence of his mothers salon business.
Posted on September 28, 2013
Summer has come and gone along with the many music fest’s in Chicago. Thinking back about all the music and festival nails I did this summer, I felt it was only appropriate to compile a round up to reminisce of the sounds of Summer. Read More