Houndstooth overlays in pink and blue are prepped backstage at House of Holland. Image: Casey Gillespie From a beauty POV, House of Holland always are a stand out show at London Fashion Week. The hair and makeup is either outrageous, inventive or just plain wacko, and definitely a welcome place for
an OTT nail. I’m of the school of thought that nail art has quite firmly jumped the shark, but that doesn’t mean I can’t appreciate – or even covet – creative, fun and innovative designs.
Image by Nicole Cormeau (
theionfashion.com) exclusively for ELLE Canada. I love the giant houndstooth print nails featured at the HoH show this weekend. Models sported short, rounded nails (the shape you should be wearing right now, btw) painted in either pink or
blue with a patterned overlay placed on top. I know we’re only midway through
London Fashion Week, but these Sophy Robson creations sum up everything wonderful about England’s capital: quirky, eccentric, a little bit in your face and routed in tradition.