This double-layer Minx manicure by celebrity manicurist Tracylee Percival (yes, I call her “celebrity manicurist” to her face) is named “Leaf Me Alone.” It’s a transparent layer of Minx adorned with silver leaves applied over an opaque gold layer. (What’s Minx? Click here and here for more information.)
In the photo above, I’m holding a glittery card at my gorgeous friend Tina’s gold-themed birthday party last Saturday. The quote that I’m partially covering on the front of the card is from Jane Austen’s novel Emma: “One cannot have too large a party.” The photographer blames the blurriness of the photo on her excessive consumption of Champagne. What can I say? It was a good party. Manicure photos weren’t a top priority.
If you want some gold and silver leaf action of your own and you’re in the New York area, you can holla at Tracylee through her Twitter, @LuxebyTracylee. Or you can buy one of my oak leaf necklaces. I have them in 18K gold; 18K gold with a diamond set in platinum; and silver. The plain gold one is available at Broken English Jewelry in Santa Monica, Calif., so if you live around there, you can go try it on.
When I show this piece to people, I always point out that the back of the leaf pendant is just as detailed as the front.
The oak leaf was made using the lost-wax casting technique, so it’s very detailed, dimensional and tactile. It wasn’t stamped out of a piece of flat metal at a factory.
Lately I feel no post is complete without a musical component, so here is rapper Tech N9ne performing “Leave Me Alone.”
Oy. The photo should have been so much better…if I were actually paying attention. Or sober! But your nails looked super cool!
Totally cool no matter the amount of champagne downed by the photographer.
hehe leaf me alone…
can i go home now please
Susan Tiner says
Beautiful nails, beautiful jewelry.
Not a single piece of your jewelry looks like it was “stamped out of a piece of flat metal at a factory.”
loving this layered effect with the Minx. So very cool!
Your nails are amazing- does the Minx stay better/worse/the same with two coats?
Tech-N9ne and Jane Austen! Your vast supply of cultural references, funny anecdotes, and smooth transitions between various topics are some of the main reasons I love this blog.
Celebrity Manicurist, Tracylee says
what a great quote for a party invite and those nails are to die for as are those lovely necklaces!!
have fun at the shindig!
The Preppy Princess says
That is very cool Miss Wendy, like if Goldfinger could be chic and understated, that’s what I meant. If that makes sense. I visited the diffusion site, how awesome you are! I miss a few posts and I miss an entirely new line!
Congrats and kudos and all good stuff, plus a big ole’ hug.
The Style Crone says
Love that you add a piece of music to your lovely nails and gorgeous jewlery.
those nails were maybe my all time fav!
and the necklace… freakin\’ love it!
I really like those Minx manicures. They stay on a long time, don’t they?
The leaf necklaces are so beautiful . . . I’d love one in every variation.