Black and white is giving pastels a run for the title of this season's coolest color combos.
We spotted stars like Jessica Alba, Nicole Richie and Amanda Seyfried front row at Paris Fashion Week wearing the sophisticated combination, while designers like Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors and Calvin Klein sent graphic black and white pieces down the runway. But we may have discovered the chicest beauty interpretation of the trend on British singer-songwriter Jessie Ware.
The "Wildest Moments" artist made a monochromatic appearance at Paper Magazine's 16th Annual Beautiful People Party on Tuesday night. Dressed in a black and white ankle-length dress and pointy-toe heels, Ware completed her outfit with matching nail art.
Nail artist extraordinaire Sophy Robson created this dramatic V-shaped design that celebrity manicurist Jin Soon Choi proclaimed the "modern half-moon manicure." Robson used white and dark holographic green nail polishes (the latter appears more like an inky black hue). We love how the subtle purple stripe adds a pop of color and helps to elongate the nail shape. (And how amazing is that dagger-like ring?)
"My inspiration for the look, which I have done twice now on Jessie Ware (the first time was for the Brit Awards), is her slightly retro and modern style," Robson told us. "I was originally thinking of art deco styles and the angular lines allowed me to play with the color combos."
Check out Jessie Ware's head-to-toe black and white look below, then tell us what you think in the comments section.
Get to know the modern half-moon mani:
Manicure: Jin Soon Choi Makeup: Marla Belt
One of the best ways to enhance a nude manicure is to add a subtle accent. And in this case, it requires only one coat of metallic polish and a strip of tape. The end result is a chic, eye-catching design that takes less than five minutes to complete. Let this sophisticated style be inspiration for your next manicure, and here's exactly how to do it. On Kirbie: Lublu.
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