Hello, reader! Today’s post is all about shoes and manicures based on shoes. I got an early look at Alterre‘s 2017 shoe collection, and after seeing how easily the designs and colors lend themselves to negative space manicures, I had to give it a shot.
This post is a sponsored post by Alterre NY and Brandbacker. The opinions stated in this post are my own.
If you’re unfamiliar with Alterre, imagine this: modular sandals. You start with a sandal base, with straps that snap to the bottom sole. Different straps (the look) can be added to the sandal base (the lift) to customize the shoe. All looks work with all lifts and can be used to create a huge combination of different shoes. Imagine the possibilities!
This year’s collection, which doesn’t launch until September, is based on styles from the 1970s. The catalog contains a lot of earth tones and platform shoes, which I’m a huge fan of.
As I mentioned, I saw a manicure for every shoe in the catalog. The modular approach to negative space manicures works as well as it does for shoes.
These looks are completely outside what I usually do for myself. I did a lot of taping and a lot of freehand painting, which I’ve never been completely comfortable with. Some of these looks, I regret to say, aren’t up to my usual standards.
They’re kind of editorial, and maybe that’s the look I wanted all along. Not all of these looks, nail and shoe alike, are suited for everyday life, but they could be with just a few adjustments.
So, what do you think, reader? I hope you like the shoes and some of the manis. I’ve been thinking of making Nailspiration a regular wacie.com feature, because I see so many things around the house and out into the world that would make fantastic nail art that I never get the chance to try.
I love the look with Blue-Eyed Girl Lacquer‘s Lighthouse on the Lake and Siren’s Quarter-Life Crisis – so pretty! I also love how you utilized real flowers in the black and white mani too! <3 What a great place for inspiration. Those shoes are cool!
platforms are back? I should have kept all of mine from the 90s!
You mean you didn’t?!
The idea of using the shoes for inspiration for negative space manis is amazing! I love every one.
I love doing nail art based on fashion! Such fun looks.
I like the glittery look you did 🙂
I always love looking at manis inspired by fashion, be it dresses or shoes and any other piece!
Not a fan of the shoes, but your manicures inspired by them are definitely playful!
I’m loving all of those shoes!
Very cool, taking nail art inspo from fashion.
What a fun post! You are so right – these sandals scream “negative space” !!
Forget the shoes, I want those floral socks!!! I love your manis, such great takes on the shoe designs. <3