August 22nd, 2011
Nail art star
You won’t find the prim symmetry of a “basic French,” or the luxe trend-baiting of magazine manis, on the nail art blogfolio of local artist and OCAD grad Mahban. But the ad hoc presentation of colours, lines and patterns is what makes the completely custom, lo-fi designs so necessary.
“I want my art to be a portrait of the wearer,” says Mahban, who digs bright colours and bold patterns; she likens nails to moving, temporal canvases. Last summer she showed (and did) nails at cool contemporary art space 52 McCaul. You can e-mail her to set up an appointment, but Mahban's back next Sunday, August 28, with nail artist Michelle LeFebvre for an afternoon nail party at Dundas West creative co-op Miracle Thieves.
Just in time for the September debut of the fall clothes you've been hoarding all month. —Anupa Mistry