Movie Inspired Nail Art

Aug 30, 2019 · 3 min read

The Devil Wears Prada. Crazy Rich Asians. Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Sex and the City. All of these films have inspired us by showcasing powerful female leads with an iconic sense of fashion. It makes sense that movies like these have also led to a wide range of movie inspired nail art. To clarify, movie inspired nails include more than memorializing your favorite character on your nail. It’s embracing the texture and tone of the movie or the character, and representing it creatively. What better way to pay homage to our forever fashion forward movie icons than embodying their style, right down to the manicure?

1. Mondrian Inspired

The Devil Wears Prada is one of our most favorite movies, ever. Who wouldn’t love a litany of art, high-fashion references, New York, AND Meryl Streep? We’re geeking out. That’s why these Piet Mondrian inspired nail art works so well! This movie inspired nail art showcases the chic yet resilient and empowering modernity that is prevalent throughout the film.

source: Instagram @superflynails

2. Atomic Blonde Bombshell

Charlize Theron is an international style icon and award-winning actress. The edgy 80’s high-fashion theme of Atomic Blonde is captured perfectly with these deep crimson dipped nails.

source: Instagram @misspopnails

3. Everyone Loves Carrie Bradshaw

Whether you’re a Carrie or a Miranda, or you’re a Samantha or a Charlotte, (if you haven’t check out this yet, here is the link — Which Sex & The City Character Are You) your nails are going to be beautiful. We love this ballet slipper pink and glittery combo. It reminds us of Carrie’s signature shot in the opening credits of the Sex & The City franchise, where she runs through New York City in a tutu and louboutins.

source: Instagram @paintboxnails

4. Breakfast At Tiffany’s Everyday

Classic shades of blue and grey remind us of the glamorous melancholy tone of Truman Capote’s story. This movie inspired manicure is simple yet elegant, showcasing the true power of color.

source: Instagram @sundays_studio

5. Zoolander

Just like these movie inspired nails, Zoolander is a film that is an ocean of style that shines through the silver light of the movie screen. This manicure showcase shades of blue, silver, green, and gold that sparkle from every angle.

source: Instagram @nail_unistella

6. Clueless

To this day, we are still obsessed with Cher’s digital closet stylist. Who could forget the use of plaids, feather boas, and glitter so prominent in this 90’s fashion throwback film? These yellow and black plaid french tips pay an accurate and playful homage to Cher Horowitz.

source: Instagram @ladyfancynails

These are just a few of our favorite movie inspired nails. Every movie is a piece of art in itself, and we would love to hear what some of your favorite movies are, and how they’ve inspired your personal style!


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