"There is a reason why the fashion-savvy flock to the number one street style destination in the world: Tokyo. Japan's electric capital boasts taste, flair and an uncanny aptitude for mixing fashion metaphors. If you're lucky enough to be there in the fall, you get the added picturesque pleasure of watching the autumn leaves change color against the magnificent gray backdrop of Mount Fuji in the distance. Get caught in a whirlwind of spectacular fall color fit for a Geisha, introducing essie fall 2016 collection.
From Ginza to Harajuku, it's impossible not to find yourself entranced in the mix of Tokyo's colorful surroundings! Inspired by essie Glorbal Color Designer, Rebecca Minkoff's, time in Tokyo, the essie fall 2016 collection captures the city's wild street style, electric cuisine and riot of autumnal colors.
The six shade palette of mesmerizing hues channels the changing fall foliage along with the modern and traditional sides of Tokyo's bustling city. Ranging from intense deeps to serene pastels, the essie fall 2016 collection bottles up the perfect balance of trendsetting color and classic looks.
now and zen all you need is a night on the town to maki me happy, tell the girls to kimono on over and go go geisha tonight. Tokyo is the city to forget playing koi- udon know me yet, but after a night of karaoke you'll never forget me." according to the official press release.
The essie fall 2016 collection is comprised of the following creamy colors-
Kimono Over: a deep purple grape cream. [inviting damson plum]
Playing Koi: a spiced pumpkin cream. A mix of burnt orange and brown. [flirtatious orange rust]
Go go Geisha: a dusty light pink rose cream. [antique blossom pink]
Now & Zen: an elephant gray cream. [timeless sage gray]
Maki me Happy: a deep raspberry cream. Requires three coats for full opacity. [crimson-wrapped berry]
Udon Know Me: a washed light blue cream, with slight gray undertones. [mysterious stony blue]
(all swatches are 2 coats, unless stated otherwise, and are taken outdoors in natural light).
This is a very beautiful collection. And I think some of the most creative, clever, and quirky names Essie has yet to come out with. Only one of the colors I am not a huge fan of, Playing Koi, but that doesn't mean others won't like it.
My personal favorites are: Kimono Over, Now and Zen, and Udon Know Me.
essie's fall 2016 collection retails at $9 per 0.46 fl oz (13.5 mL) and is available now.
For more info on essie, check them out online here: http://www.essie.com/