Preen AW17: How To Do The Prettiest Nails Of London Fashion Week

Tiny dried flowers on your nails? Preen's AW17 show just sent our Pinterest board into overdrive.

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We can always count on Preen to bring the beauty goods.

Last season, Instagram basically went into meltdown when make-up artist Val Garland applied dried flowers onto models faces.

For Autumn/Winter 17, the story has moved on, and whilst the make-up focused on a 'snogged off' lipstick, the nails were still on the floral theme.

And just look how pretty.


Backstage manicurist Marian Newman created the look by layering tiny dried flowers and petals onto a clear layer of base coat, letting them dry and finally layering over and sealing in with a clear top coat. So easy, so ridiculously beautiful.

So how do we get our hands (quite literally) on them? 'If you Google tiny dried flowers so many come up to buy,' Marian told us, 'Or just head to a Claire's Accessories or Hobbycraft and you'll find similar ones.'

Excellent news.

Marian also dropped another piece of incredible news backstage; that she - the biggest manicurist in the fashion world - is launching her own line of nail polishes in September.

Assisting @mariannewman on Preen #teammariannewman @preenbythorntonbregazzi #preen #preenaw17 #lfw #preenthorntonbregazzi

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'First Look', will take all of the trends she creates at London, Milan and Paris, and turn them into polish form by the time Paris fashion week is over.

It's a 'see it, buy it' situation, so you don't have to wait months to get the 'it' shade of the season.

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