DIY Fall nails - nail polish trends fall - Darkness & Gothic Nail Art

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Bling, Bling - it's all eyes on nails this fall. This is one beauty trend you don't want to miss. It's dark. It's sexy. And we'll show you how to DIY. 

Pale faced goth girls with blackened red lips and cool brunettes with short fringes crowded this fall’s catwalk while the couture shows in Paris displayed an abundance of rich brocades, beaded patterns, colour blocking in dark earthy tones, dramatic sequined lace and bejewelled ombrés.

In cool and autumnal Berlin we’ve captured the last warm sunrays and tried on some very easy Goth Nouveau manicures inspired by the dark fashion of the fall 2012 using the fabulous colours of new collections by OPI, Orly, Babor and Deborah Lippmann.

 This Game of Thrones or Steampunk colours reminiscent manicure reflects the colour-blocking trend and the many beaded and brocade fabrics spotted on the catwalks. We used the rich bronze, velvet-like “GERMAN-ICURE” and the opaque taupe “BERLIN THERE DONE THAT”, O.P.I. (see OPI Fall Nail Colours)

Alternative: For a more futuristic look, skip beads and use gold manicure stripes instead!

INSPIRED BY: Victoria Beckham, Isabel Marant, Marni, Céline, Balenciaga.
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Black is the colour of the season. This manicure rocks the perfect brilliant ink-black “LIQUID VINYL” graphically topped with electric blue topper “SPAZMATIC”, Orly.

Optional: one nail is highlighted with Swarovski crystals, another fashion’s darling.

INSPIRED BY: Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture, Maison Martin Margiela, Costume National, Versace, Alexander Wang. 
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This simple pattern to match this season’s favourites is created using a dotted tool and the new colours: opaque mauve-grey “ELEGANT MUD” and the bold shimmery “DRAMATIC RED” (keep for Christmas!), Babor.

Alternative: instead of a triangle, you could rock a dramatic lunar mani on longer nails.

INSPIRED BY: Alexis Mabille, Etro, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Salvatore Ferragamo.
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A tribute to glistening ombré fabrics is well played with the perfect nude “MODERN LOVE” and the dark purple with multi-coloured, multi-sized paillettes “LET’S GO CRAZY”, Deborah Lippmann.

Alternative: Both colours are stunners (also as stand-alone) with very short nails.

INSPIRED BY: Armani Privé, Chanel, Givenchy Haute Couture, Vera Wang.
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—by Nath Fedorova

Photos: Nath Fedorova

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