UPDATE! Rita Ora Matches Her Nails To Her Red Marchesa Dress For The MTV EMAs 2012! Read The EXCLUSIVE How-To From Her Manicurist!

12 November 2012 by

Rita's Match-Matchy Nails

The EMA's showcased an array of red lips and some interesting wardrobe choices but it was Brit singer Rita Ora and her colour coordinating fashion and beauty that stole the lime light on the red carpet.  With a selection of red laced show stopping numbers, Rita teamed her gowns with a slick of scarlet red lips (which also happened to be the colour de jour) and some personalised nails that also happen to match her racy lacy Marchesa red number. 

Perfect Match!

As is celebrity tradition now, Rita tweeted a picture of her nails the day before the EMAs, hinting towards what her outfit would be like and as you can see, it's almost a identical match which also includes the nude under layer!  Rita tweeted A little hint to whats coming tomorrow thank you @illustratenail @nailsinc my lovely ladies.... #EMA'S who were her swot nail team in creating these intricate stiletto shaped nails.

Rita may be on to something, as we delved a little deeper into this new trend, we discovered WooWoo Nails who specialise in personalise nail wraps so like Rita, if you submit the design of your dress/outfit/handbag, they can whip up nails to match for just £5.99!  Like matching your handbag to your shoes, nails are now just as important when accessorising your outfit as your earrings and rings so matchy-matchy is the new 'it' must have.

So whether you want your face, a pattern or a design you've seen somewhere but couldn't replicate yourself, then WooWoo will copy the design and if you order now, you could get them in time for the weekend! 

UPDATE!!!  Manicurist Sophie Harris-Greenslade who created Rita Ora's nails for the EMA's tells GraziaDaily exclusively how to get the look!

How-To Create Rita Ora’s Nails

By nails inc nail artist Sophie Harris-Greenslade, author The Illustrated Nail.

“Start by using a good quality base coat.  Nails Inc Kensington Caviar base coat helps to prevent staining and smooths the surface for your nail art. It also has a slight rosy hue to it which I think works really well with this design as you'll be able to see the nail through the lace cut out detailing.

You'll need a red nail art pen to create the detail. I filled my pen with Nails Inc St James polish.

Start at the cuticle end of the nail and make a red circle by squeezing the polish lightly out of the pen. You can then draw smaller circles around this to create petals, this will be your rose. You can then create leaves and swirls coming out of the rose. Try creating these shapes around the nail to create a framed effect. You can vary the pattern on each nail. Then take a gold pen and add in some of the detail to the rose and highlight some of the pattern.


The good thing about this design is you can be very free with the pattern. Try drawing swirls or take inspiration from patterns in lace. As long as you leave gaps for the cut out effect! Always finish with a good quality top coat to give that super shiny red carpet finish!”

If you want to get the Rita Ora look, nails inc nail artist Sophie Harris Greenslade is at The Paint Shop by nails inc, Selfridges (click to make an appointment) every Saturday or call 0207 493 2174 / 0800 123 400 today to make an appointment.  But hurry, she gets booked up FAST!



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