Week 10: OPI Products
I was very inspired by Mariah Carey’s wardrobe and fashion ensembles as well as her love for butterflies. I am not sure how much of this is to be credited to Blair Levin, who has been a fashion stylist for Mariah Carey, but either way, she has looked consistently glamorous and classy through the years, without being too over-the-top or colorful.
While watching videos, reading articles and biographies, and looking through hundreds of pictures for inspiration, I noticed that Mariah’s main wardrobe choices tend to be neutrals. If she does color, she either goes bold and bright, or chooses soft candy-colored pastels. I wanted the nails to be fun, playful, and glamorous without being too over-the-top, I wanted to keep it classy. Mariah loves sparkle, if you notice her microphones are all Swarovski-encrusted with a little “MC” monogram. I knew I had to dazzle the nails up. I didn’t want to go crazy though, so I nixed the idea of doing a completely covered Swarovski nail. I had to include a butterfly, which is Mariah’s “thing” and represents her transformation and beauty. I wanted to keep it simple because I feel that the nails are the true accessory.