Beauty Bite: DIY Nail Art Inspired by 3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2014

Create your very own black-and-white splatter mani in a few easy steps—plus, we pick three more hues taken from the Resort runways

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2014

3.1 Phillip Lim for Resort 2014 was a streamlined, largely black-and-white collection meant less for vacation than for a playful working gal. The outfit above would work just as well in the office as at a sunset dinner date. Take the monochromatic look one step further with nail art to match. We designed an exclusive manicure that recreates the paint-spattered look of the blouse above:


1. Apply a base coat.

2. Brush on two coats of white polish. Allow to dry.

3. With a black lacquer, paint thick, curving lines along the left and right sides of the nail.


4. Paint a splotch of black on the white centre. Don’t try too hard to make it perfect. The splatter should look messy.


5. Add white splotches on the upper left and lower right corners of each nail. Use a nail art brush if your nails are small.


6. Seal with a topcoat.


If you prefer to contrast a two-tone outfit with a burst of colour (or you’re just looking to brighten up your tips or toes), try one of these other shades inspired by Resort 2014 collections:

Christian Dior Resort 2014; Photo Courtesy of

Christian Dior Resort 2014; Photo Courtesy of

Yves Saint Laurent La Laque Couture Nail Lacquer in Bleu Marjorelle, $27,

Gucci Resort 2014

Gucci Resort 2014

Sephora + Pantone Universe Spectral Lacquer in Antique Gold, $12,

Giambattista Valli Resort 2014

Giambattista Valli Resort 2014

Joe Fresh Nail Polish in Tomato, $4,