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Capucci On The Nails

So you went to The Philadelphia Museum of Art's fascinating Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion exhibit and you want a little piece of the larger than life look for yourself? Well, Center City's Laurentius Salon has you - you, art lover, fashionista diva - in mind. On Wednesday Laurentius will introduce a Capucci-inspired manicure, the manicure special will run through June 6, to coincide with the exhibit. Beautiful?

Capucci On The Nails

Photo Courtesy of Laurentis Salon
Photo Courtesy of Laurentis Salon

So you went to The Philadelphia Museum of Art's fascinating Roberto Capucci: Art Into Fashion exhibit and you want a little piece of the larger than life  look for yourself? Well, Center City's Laurentius Salon has you - you, art lover, fashionista diva - in mind. On Wednesday Laurentius will introduce a Capucci-inspired manicure, the manicure special will run through June 6, to coincide with the exhibit. Beautiful?

What is a Capucci-inspired manicure?

Well, for one, it costs $35. And it's a shiny, black and white color-block look based on Capucci's hooded, Homage to Vasarely (1965). The process takes about one hour. After prepping the nails and cuticles, manicurist Robin Campbell applies a base coat and two coats of Chanel’s dazzling Black Satin polish, followed by a layer of opaque white polish done in a free-hand color blocking design. The Capucci-esque architectural look is finished off with a sparkling clear top-coat.

It looks pretty classy to me. And very in thanks to this season's pearl gray colors, that I predict will move right on in with us to spring. Laurentius Salon is located at 815 Christian St.  Call  215-238-0764 for an appointment.
 

About this blog

I’m a Libra so I’m all about pretty things. We of the scales sign know what we like, and our standards are high.

So I can’t help but love fashion – one day I will get that Diane von Furstenberg wrap and those Christian Louboutin shoes.

And fragrances? My favorite right now is Chanel Mademoiselle. As for makeup, can we say MAC?

So let’s thank the Greek goddess of beauty, Aphrodite, that a true fashionista can find everything she needs right here in Philly.

I’ve covered fashion here for six years, and I have traveled to New York, Los Angeles and Paris to write about local and national designers. Let me tell you, there is no place where people wear midnight Eagles green or Phillies red with such wild abandon as they do on the west side of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

Sound familiar? This blog is for you.

Reach Elizabeth at ewellington@phillynews.com.

Elizabeth Wellington Fashion Columnist
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