Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Red Nails of London Fashion Week A/W 2013




For my final post looking at nail trends at London Fashion Week, I'd like to go back to basics. Red nails are a classic, iconic look and one that comes around time and time again. Within the first couple of days of London Fashion Week, I noticed an abundance of red talons. Although they weren't exactly sparse on the catwalks, they were pretty much the nail-of-choice amongst the front row. If nails weren't natural, they were red.
Maybelline Colour Show in Candy Apple
There seemed to be three different types of red being the most popular. First of all comes the classic red (of course!). Endless front row attendees were wearing classic reds including Pixie Lott, Frankie Sandford of the Saturdays, Chelsea Layland and Lana Del Rey.
Maybelline Colour Show in Burgundy
Burgundy is also a colour that is long associated with autumn winter trends, and while there were a few celebs sporting perfectly manicured burgundy nails (namely Kate Beckinsale and Nicola Roberts) the deep wine shades were overshadowed by a less 'obviously autumn winter' shade... bright tomato red.
Maybelline Colour Show in Power Red
Slightly brighter, more orange hues seemed to be the colour of the moment amongst front row attendees with Olivia Palermo sporting the same vibrant shade throughout the week, amongst the good company of Rita Ora, Kate Nash, Dionna Bromfield, Aluna Francis, Aluna Francis and Melanie Laurent to name just a few. The brighter reds and orange shades also seemed to be a favourite on the catwalks too, so I expect we will be seeing a lot more of these nails later in the year.

Amongst celebrities and fashionistas alike, red certainly seemed to be the colour of choice this Fashion Week.

Which are your favourite red nail polishes?


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99 comments:

  1. Love red nails :)
    Ps you typed dionna rather than dionne. Picky picky.

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  2. I LOVE the second one - such a beautiful colour! xo

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  3. This looks so beautiful and classy!x

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  4. why are your nails so great !!!!x

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  5. Love red nails, classy but so elegant !

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  6. I personally like the first shade of red, it's such a classic and seems to go with absolutely everything! Great posts this week, Fleur :)

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  7. I love the burgundy color. All three colors are flattering on you!

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  8. I'm a huge fan of red nails, they're such a classic. I absolutely love the first colour!
    xxxx

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  9. I love them so much! The second one is my favorite and they look so glossy and nice!
    I am all about red nail polish atm, so I will definitely check those out! :))

    Love,
    Andrea
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  10. WOW those reds are fantastic :)

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  11. Such a great colors! I'm in love..

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  12. i like the first one. Right now i wear 'celebrity bash' by Rimmel and thats the same kind of color: dark blue-ish red :D
    xx Stephanie (www.stephaniesstyleblog.blogspot.com)

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  13. I love the first colour, they are all so pretty! I can fell a trip to boots on the way!

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  14. That burgundy is lovely, such a classy look :) xx

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  15. What great colours!! I have a Chanel red in Dragon which is just perfect too!!

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  16. I really like the second colour, I'm wearing it on my ring fingers at the moment, it's gorgeous :)

    xxx
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  17. the first one is the prettiest color! :)

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  18. Wow I love all these colours! The first one is the prettiest though. Seems like they're all very nice nail polishes to apply. Looks awesome!

    Love this post!

    Valérie x
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  19. Those shades are amazing, and so glossy! I love the look of Candy Apple & Power Red xx

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  20. Love the second colour!!

    Oleta :)

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  21. Love them all. Red is always the right choice <3

    xx

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  22. Gorgeous colours! I especially like the Candy Apple red and the burgundy
    -Linsey x
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  23. oooh they're all lovely! the last one is so cute! :)
    xxx
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  24. I love red nails :) I am obcessed with NYCs red called chelsea cherry! Its so cheap and so beautiful! I would reccommend it to anyone whether on a budget or not! www.cherrytruth2.blogspot.co.uk xx

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  25. I love them all, red nails really will never be outdated!:)
    I'm lovin' that power red in particular.. need some of that! xx

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  26. These nails look amazing am loving the orange/red colour, you can't really go wrong with any of these though and they look brilliant.

    Great review Fleur

    Shauni xx
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  27. lovely shades you have there! my fav is the OPI red:) xx

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  28. I read your first post on these nail polish and yesterday brought three of them,can't wait to try the first one this week end, the colours are amazing and I spent a long time thinking which ones to buy. I am going to do a post on my blog
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  29. these are so gorgeous! so glossy! :)
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  30. I love COLOR and these are no exception!!! Beautiful and Glossy indeed and I want them!!!!! :)

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  31. GORG! Love the last one the best. Right, I'm off to paint my nails red!

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  32. Stunning colours love the effects really sleek and shiny so chic ! xx

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  33. I love classic red colours, the first is gorgeous!



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  34. I like them all especially the dark burgundy!

    January Girl ♥

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  35. Pretty. true primary reds are my fave :)

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  36. Candy Apple looks stunning. xx

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  37. I love the colour burgundy, these are all so chic! xxx
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  38. I just bought a Maybelline nail polish after seeing your posts!!

    I would LOVE it if you guys would check my blog out!! :D xx

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  39. the burgundy would be so gorgeous for fall/winter!
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  40. Love candy apple, But reds just dont suit my nails, or my skin colour they just dont look right. Lovely post fleur!

    Pipp xx
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  41. loving the power red shade!

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  42. lovely colours, particularly love the last one! :)

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    xx

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  43. I love that first one! Rimmel 60 Seconds Polish in Rapid Ruby is my go-to red at the moment.

    Katie
    And Katie xo

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  44. Absolutely love that first red, just beautiful!
    Phoebe xxx
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  45. Love those brighter more orange toned reds as im a little bored with my usual deep reds and purples :)

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  47. I love 'power red' .. Its definitely a red-shade for spring/summer. I love red nails!

    Maisy xxx

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  48. These colours are all so lovely!

    Great Post! :)

    Charlotte xxx
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  49. I like corally reds more than classic red nails!
    They look fabulous on Fleur!

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  50. I think I like the two first ones best. They all look really pretty though! And the finish looks really good!

    xx, Siri
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  51. I love the first one and they look really good quality!

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  52. Julep's 'Catherine' is a favorite. Although January is also a great choice.

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  53. Love the Candy Apple colour!

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  54. woah I'm obsessed with that deep burgundy shade! You paint your nails so perfectly I wish I had those skills! x

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  55. The first one is my favortie- you can never go wrong with classic red nails! :)

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  56. Love the colors on the two first pictures :)

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  57. I am just starting to like red nails on me. I think I'll have to try the third shade. I like that is is bright but classic :)

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  58. I love red nails so much, I don't think they'll eve go out of style! xx

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  59. adore the second shade, beautiful! x

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  60. Gorgeous colours, love Candy Apple x

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  61. The colours are incredible!
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    X

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  62. The maybelline colorshow in paint the town, which is a deep red is one of the best polishes ever. It easy to use, drys fast, and last a long time. I love it

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  63. These are gorgeous colors!! I like how glossy they are xo

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  64. I am really diggin how shiny the finish is!

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  65. I love 'Velvet bow' by China Glaze, it's more of a berry red and it's gorgeous!
    Laura xx
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  66. Love the second one ... Will have to go and buy this now!

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  67. I love the burgundy one,I've been dying for a colour like this so i'm going to have to check it out!xx

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  68. i love the burgundy colour <3

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  69. I love, love, love the secound nail polish! <3

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  70. Loving reds especially on nails, I love the first colour, nothing beats a beautiful classic red nail!

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  71. Love all the colours, will definitely be purchasing these :)

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    xxx

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  72. Love these polishes, especially the one in burgundy!! :) ♥
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  73. Oolong I. Love the Maybelline one, gorgeous colour!

    Kimberley x

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  74. These polishes look amazing! So shiny- must try them soon! Thanks for a great post!
    - Jodie xx

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  75. Love the different shades of red, it's clear why it was so popular at LFW! The classic red is gorgeous.

    Lou x

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  76. the more posts you do on these nail varnishes, the more i love them xx

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  77. they all look really glossy :) x

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    I love your videos on youtube.
    I look for the first time on your blog.
    Your movies and stories are great.
    I also have a blog: http://www.sil-luus.blogspot.nl :)
    But it's written Dutch. Maybe you can translate it on google translate.

    xx

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  79. Love the colours :) xxx

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  80. how's the quality? do they chip easily?

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  81. Love the colours x
    love Poppy xx
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  82. I have the downtown red and I love them

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  83. Love Burgundy!!

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    xx

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  85. just noticed you put Aluna Francis' name twice when you mention it :)

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  86. These colours look amazing on your nails! love the burgandy :)

    xx

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  88. I love all of these colours, thanks for the post and the great ideas. Makes it easy for me to pick my next nail polish :)
    xx

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  90. Omg I love the first 2, im obsessed with deep reds. Lovely blog xx

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