Meet Sophy Robson: London’s ‘Nail Queen’
FashionBite Reporter: Amy Everett
They call her the ‘Nail Queen’ – British nail artist Sophy Robson, who has worked with the world’s biggest brands and designers from Marc Jacobs and Vivienne Westwood to Louis Vuitton and Chanel. Now she’s making it possible to wear this season’s top prints and textures on your hands, taking this year’s trend for matching everything to the next level.
Robson’s latest collaboration was released in late April, and it takes top-to-toe styling quite literally, featuring carbon copies of some of the most iconic looks and prints from the spring/summer 2012 catwalks.
Reading like a spring/summer 2012 trend report, the collection showcases this season’s hottest trends, from military to tribal, prints to color-blocking. Robson’s own ‘Shattered’ nail takes inspiration from Roberto Cavalli’s colorful and heavily embellished collection, while the ‘Art Deco’ is playfully matched to Gucci’s Twenties flapper dresses. Henry Holland’s punk pastel animal print also manifests itself in varnish form, called ‘Henry The Hound’.
The designs, which are artfully painted onto the wearer’s tips, also include a bold lip print – a key archive style for fashion houses including Diane Von Furstenburg and Marc Jacobs – as well as a monochrome design inspired by Boy by Band Of Outsiders, a label recently championed by Rihanna.
Sophy continues her love affair with high fashion but also devotes time to her passion for pampering people at her Nail Care Clinic in London’s luxury Piccadilly boutique Fortnum and Mason drawing people in with her legendary pedicures.