In case you missed it, fashion's biggest night returned just a couple weeks ago on September 13! The highly exclusive and much anticipated Met Gala happened at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. This Met Gala's theme, which is based on the Costume Institute exhibition, was 'In America: A Lexicon of Fashion,' and the co-chairs were the Gen-Z dream team made up of Timothée Chalamet, Billie Eilish, Naomi Osaka, and Amanda Gorman.
The iconic red carpet guides a few of the biggest names in the world in to the museum for the private event. As the Met Gala itself is very exclusive, the red carpet is highly publicized. People flood the streets of New York City to catch a peek at their favorite star getting out of their car. Those who can't allow it to be in person, continuously refresh their social networking feeds for any morsel of content in the red carpet. Vogue and it is Editor-in-Chief and Chairwoman of the Met Gala, Anna Wintour provide fans with incredible coverage from the stars as well as their unique wardrobes. This year, Vogue tapped Youtube sensation, Emma Chamberlain, for hosting their Youtube Channel's Red Carpet Interviews.
Emma Chamberlain is becoming every Gen-Z's fashion inspo these last few years. So, it is no shock that she was invited to create her Met Gala debut this year. As one of the first guests around the red carpet, everyone went crazy over her gorgeous look! Styled by Jared Ellner, Emma wore custom Louis Vuitton. Alongside her beautiful hair and makeup, by Lauren Polko and Kelsey Deenihan respectively, Emma's standout feature was her showstopping nails! Created by Mar y Sol, Emma's nails took on the life of their very own. The beautiful design was completed using Valentino Beauty Pure and gold chains. In her own 'Get Ready with Me' on Vogue's Youtube Channel as well as in her very own Daily Vlog on her Youtube channel, Emma shared hilarious remarks about her anticipation of getting to conduct interviews together with her incredible nails. Because the nails took center stage, we simply had to speak with the woman behind the art, Mar y Sol!
Cliché: What was the procedure like of designing the nail concept?
Mar y Sol: I really was inspired through the back of her dress. Jared, her stylist, suggested a nude base in order that it wouldn't remove in the gold within the dress. I'm really happy we went with a nude base color. I'm a painter in mind, I usually happen to be and I love just going with the flow when i create. I attempt to examine hand movements and then create my design based on that.
I knew that Emma could be dealing with Vogue and that i wanted her nails to appear flawless. Which means no room for error when applying the chains and also focusing on it being confident all angles. I used Valentino Beauty Pure: Diamond Gel to adhere the chain. To produce that flawless look I hand-painted each design with the diamond gel and thoroughly applied the chain. However, prior to starting any one of that I hand-knotted each chain accordingly. I kept her and Jared posted through the process by sending photos. As Emma states in her own Vogue YouTube video “it was my 5-hour manicure!” – I loved that! But you are only able to imagine all the extra hours that went into creating the look behind the curtain. I loved every second of it!
Cliche: I understand you exclusively used Valentino Beauty Pure for her nails. What made you utilize this product in particular?
Mar y Sol: Recently i done a shoot with Emma where I used gel from Valentino Beauty Pure on her behalf nails and she or he absolutely loved their formula. Emma continues to be getting her nails accomplished for a long time. She is definitely a nail enthusiast. She knows the difference in products and appreciates the entire process of a manicure whether it be gel extensions, acrylic, nail polish, or gel. Inspired by her delicious coffee brand, Chamberlain Coffee, we opted for this beautiful creamy brown color that reminded us of an oat milk mocha latte.
Valentino Beauty Pure is a nail brand known globally because of its stellar quality but runs locally within the united states. Unlike many nail brands, it's correct to the name and is a family business. I met owners years back and that i was pleased to see that it truly is a family-run business!
“In America: A Lexicon of Fashion” was the theme this season. For each Met Gala I do, I usually stay in keeping with the theme. Although nails really are a small area of the look they're still an element of the look and I take it very seriously. The nail look was inspired by all of the loops and turns it requires to offer the 'American Dream.' The journeys Emma and that i, as well as the household behind Valentino Beauty Pure, have been on to get at where we are today within our careers are suggestive of the 'American Dream.'
Cliché: What was it like seeing your projects on full display around the Met Gala carpet?
Mar y Sol: This really is my 10th Met Gala and it honestly seems like my first one each time. It's truly a special feeling to determine the photos and videos once the madness has been feeling relaxed. Our responsibility behind the scenes doesn't actually end once our client hits the red carpet. We must hunker down and do interviews about the look, sanitize, sterilize, and pack up our kits, and often stick around and/or play from hotel to hotel to obtain multiple clients ready for that after-parties. But that's what we sign up for and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world! It's an amazing feeling to determine my work on the Met Gala carpet and not simply my work but my fellow glam friends with whom I've had the pleasure of working alongside these last 16 years.
So much work, sweat, and tears go into creating these looks and it truly is a team effort. All of us interact to create these looks come to life on our beautiful clients. In the ateliers and dressmakers sewing perfection in to the tiniest of detail to the designers creating these masterpieces which inspire our beauty look. The stylist, makeup artist, hairstylist, and manicurist then collaborate with the talent to create the ultimate look. It's all regulated an enchanting stressful exhausting experience but always an honor to be a a part of.
Cliché: Her nails were this type of focus of her entire outfit and she or he talks about them a great deal in her own Vogue 'Get Ready with Me' video. Made it happen take a lot of convincing to make use of that length on her?
Mar y Sol: It didn't take much convincing, I prepped about 12 different mock-up shapes and let her use them on. Both of us agreed which one would be most impactful and looked the very best on her hands. We knew our decision was the right one when Jared, her stylist, said he 'LOVED THEM!'
Cliché: Where can our readers follow you?
Mar y Sol: All of my social handles are @NailsByMarySoul
Mar y Sol Inzerillo a.k.a Mar y Soul