Reem Acra Chose *This* Non-Traditional Mani to Go With Those Breakfast at Tiffany’s-Inspired Wedding Gowns
More than 50 years after its release, Breakfast at Tiffany’sAudrey Hepburn is still #StyleGoals: Reem Acra’s 20th anniversary bridal collection that debuted in Harper’s Bazaar last week was a total hit.
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Breakfast at @tiffanyandco -the morning after our 20th anniversary collection launch with @harpersbazaarus and @carrielauren - photo @christianoth. Text: @harpersbazaarus: There isn't a fashion girl or a film buff who isn't familiar with the iconic image of Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, stepping out of a yellow taxi at golden hour, coffee cup and pastry-bagged danish in hand. Clad in a black column gown designed specifically for the scene by Hubert de Givenchy–along with gobs of pearls and diamonds–she gazes longingly into the window of Tiffany & Co., admiring its sparkling contents as she takes a bite of her breakfast. It's too early for the bustle of tourists or the gaggle of Upper East Side shoppers to interrupt her in what feels like an almost religious ritual. And there, on the corner of 57th Street and Fifth Avenue in New York City, where the historic Tiffany & Co. flagship sits as a beacon of sophistication, elegance and glamour, BAZAAR.com pays homage to Hepburn in what is now known as one of fashion history's best moments. It was the magic of that noteworthy scene that lead Reem Acra straight to to Tiffany & Co. upon her arrival to New York from her native Lebanon more than 20 years ago. #NewYork #reemacra #luxury #beauty #fashion
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But in order to complement the Holly Golightly-approved gowns at the designer’s spring/summer 2018 tributary show, Acra went for an unexpected manicure hue.
For the nails, the designer chose an uber-sophisticated, custom shade of black pearl, achieved by not one, but a mix of two of Zoya’s gorgeous polishes. The results are simply stunning.
The look was created by applying Naked Manicure Naked Base ($12) and Buff Perfector ($10), then mixing two coats of of Zoya’s Willa ($10, a “timeless classic black) with either Zoe ($10, a “semi-sheer opalescent white pearl metallic finish) or Leia ($10), which has colored flecks of fuschia, green, and gold to add some dimension. Finish the look off with some Naked Manicure Glossy Seal ($12). (Pro tip: You can also add a few Fast Drops ($16) to cut down on drying time and make sure you don’t smudge your handiwork after.)
And voilà! You’re Holly-ready.
What do you think of the Black Pearl hue? Tell us over @BritandCo.
(Photos via Zoya, Keystone Pictures/Getty Archive)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)