Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Tribute to Missoni

Buongiorno!!

No need to explain my nails of the week, they're pretty self explanatory :)) With the help of a few nail polishes and nail art pens, the famous Missoni zigzag stripes have made their way onto my nails!! I love creating my own nailart and this week I was inspired by a few pieces I got from the Missoni for Target collection ;)) Better late than never!!
Read more to see pix of my Missoni :)))


I'm not a big designer junkie nor would I ever skip sleep to line up outside of a store for an exclusive collection launch. Having said that, "I love a good bargain" just like anybody else and I was absolutely thrilled to find out that Missoni was doing a collection for Target. So, not only do I love Target and shop there practically every day, Missoni is one of very few luxury brands that I lust after. I respect Missoni as a brand, I love its history and family tradition; not to mention, I find their signature zigzag textiles simply genius!! 
On the day of the launch, my mom picked me up a pair of suede wooden heel shoes as seen on one of the Missoni heirs in the above left picture. I was so excited and content that I didn't even care to go to Target myself... I knew that the collection would be sold out on the day it launched so I was happy with what my mama got me :)) My bf and I went later that day only to discover a sad Missoni rack filled with Mossimo clothes (a permanent Target line). Turns out that every Target in the New York area was sold out within two hours of the store's opening and the craze even caused the Target website to crash. What a freaking success!!!
Last week, while visiting family in Pennsylvania, my bf and I stumbled into a local Target and surprisingly found a few Missoni things still left on the rack! He got himself a lovely tie and I snatched up a cute sweater mini-skirt (as seen in the first pic). As much as I would've loved to dress up my home in bold zigzags, this stuff was nowhere to be found, but with a skirt and shoes I was more than satisfied and can now say that my Missoni life is complete haha :)))
Now, onto my nails!!!

To create this nail design, I swiped a few horizontal lines across my nail beds and waited for them to dry.  Then, I took my Sally Hansen nail art pens in gold and black and drew the zigzags across the parts where the colors met to hide the straight lines. I won't lie and say this was easy, especially painting with my left hand on my right , but if you've got an artist in you, your skills will definitely help you out a lot. 
Sure, I made some mistakes and my nail polish ran here and there, but for the most part, I'm proud of this nailart and am really excited to share it with you :))) Here's the rest of me in my very own ad--Maryam Maquillage for Missoni 4 Target!!
Death by Missoni
What's your take on designer clothes (duds), Missoni, nail art or any of the aforementioned?

Ciao bellas!!

Maryam Maquillage


Photo Credits: Le Var & Google Images for the ads



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41 comments:

  1. Oh my!! LOVE it! And that skirt is just adorable! :D I wish I still lived in the US sometimes..I miss Target!

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  2. i love it!!! And I love the dress too!! So sad not to have a Target in Italy!!
    Ciao bella, un bacio! :)

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  3. I love the nails! That must have been difficult! :)

    Some of their stuff is cute!

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  4. woww how did u do this very creative

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  5. i wasn't into the line but holy jesus do i love your nails!!!! what a great mani, i want you to come do mine :D


    Vonnie of Socialitedreams.com

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  6. Loving your nails! Too cute! The same day I'd gone into my local Target, everything was gone, save some hair stuff and clothes for little girls. I adore zigzags, so I'm kind of bummed to miss out but I'm glad you got a skirt and cute shoes. ;)
    Looking gorg as always! <3

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  7. Ahhhh I am in love with your nails. They are seriously amazing!! I so want to try this (but first need to learn how to paint my nails properly). I'm not a huge fan of the missoni collection but I do like your skirt.
    xx
    Alicia

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  8. you nails look flawless!! I think I'm gonna have to try this design out! you loook great mama!! you know the usual ;) pretty pretty <3

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  9. Ahhhhhhhhhmazing! This is too cool!

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  10. LOVE these!! Ugggh it reminded me though that I forgot to stop at the post office today to pick up my nail wheels... I was going to spend an afternoon working on designs. LOL now gotta go back out....

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  11. Oh my God, I love this post!!!! I love your tribute to Missoni and the last 2 pics...you're so beautiful and stylish!

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  12. Your nails are lovely! And I love the skirt you picked up <3

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  13. LOVE the pics! Your nails look amaze i could never do that! love the skirt too, why can't i live in the U.S I want missoni! xxx

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  14. LOVE the pictures! You are one hot mama!
    I really love how the design came out on your nails~ Simply fabulous.
    I am not a huge fan of designer brands when it comes to clothes (Although I do for makeup ;D)
    I do admire some high end brands such as Christian Louboutin, Miu Miu, Jill Stuart, and Chanel. But I am not one to spend money on them, because I know I can't afford them. But I love finding cheaper alternatives for those brands :D

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  15. amazing! you must have really good patience!

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  16. Love the nails! Idk if I'd be able to do that...or even if I managed too my right hand would like awful! I'm jelly of your skills girl!

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  17. Wow, Maryam!! That#s so beautiful, really! I love this nail design! I never would be patient to do a nail design like that... totally perfect! ♥
    Ohhh and I liked your facebook-site, hope you like mine as well (created a site for my blog recently, the name is '4 Seasons by Natalie'), I love to stalk you on facebook now, hahaha! :D ♥

    http://4seasons92.blogspot.com/

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  18. WOW girl you have a steady hand! i love it! those pictures of you are gorgeous too

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  19. thank you everyone... yup, I'm pretty patient when it comes to my nails, but i'm also a psycho perfectionist, so I will remove the entire nail if it isn't 100% to my liking haha

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  20. I *love* how you did the nails! The amount of patience you have astounds me. ;-)

    As for the Missoni collection, we actually have tons of the pieces here out in our Des Moines, Iowa locations for Target. I could probably buy them and make a killing off eBay for those who are stalking the site for key pieces... ;-)

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  21. You are just SO GORGEOUS! You totally look like a model for Missoni! And those nails!! You are just so talented woman!!

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  22. wow! your nails are amazing, and LOVE the skirt!

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  23. omg i died! you look amazing in that skirt and those nails make missoni proud!

    http://linconnuedeindochine.blogspot.com

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  24. Hiya my darling!!! i love your nail art it reminds me of the 60's funky and wild. and i love the two pictures of you the bottom one is so beautiful!

    kisses

    monzie

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  25. LOVE the Missoni pattern and you did a great job :3

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  26. amazing! your so lucky you got something from the line everything was sold out when I tried :/

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  27. OMG. You should be a model. You look so AWESOME, hottie.

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  28. thanks everyone :)) i could only hope that i made Missoni proud :)))

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  29. woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooow
    this is very elegant
    good work
    http://ghadeeeer.blogspot.com

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  30. holy sh*t that's awesome! i'd never succeed in doing my right hand though. i'd end up really, really frustrated and angry!

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  31. Great skirt and awesome job on the nails!!!! I really, really wanted this sparkly ribcage dress when the Rodarte for Target collection came out. Unfortunately, There is no Target in Canada and I missed out on getting it online.

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  32. I love it! Love the Missoni pattern.. xx

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  33. holy hotness maryam! i want to see more of your missoni finds. i adore your missoni nails creative wonder. :)

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