If you've ever eyed a fun, fierce nail art
design with envy, prepare to gain some serious painting prowess of your own. We recently spotted a Proenza Schouler
runway look during Fashion Week that just begged to be immortalized in nail polish. This modern-preppy pattern is to die, and will inspire tons of experiments with colors and techniques. We've been around the nail art
block a time or two, and shocking admirers with "we did this ourselves" never, ever gets old. After a quick click-though, you'll learn the step-by-step basics of turning haute couture into homemade genius. Practice makes perfect, and don't be surprised if you're instantly obsessed with DIY nail art
. Locate your polish, your patience, and have some fun! Caution, though: This might make you want that PS1 even more...
Manicure by Christy Kurtz; Photographed by Guang Xu