Saturday, July 9, 2011

Tribal Prints Are Taking Over!

Tribal Prints
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Now you guys know I'm not much for nail art. I'm trying to get better at it though. One of my friends, Fal, is awesome at nail art. She posted this pic on facebook a few days ago and I just had to ask her if I could share it with all of you.
Tribal print is so big right now in fashion...from dresses and skirts to statement jewelry pieces. If you've been shopping over the last few weeks, I'm sure you've seen this trend. Just last weekend I saw tribal print in Target, Macys, and NY and Company. Most of the dresses in the inspiration board above are from Forever 21...which means super affordable! I bought a tribal print dress from a local boutique last month and I just got around to wearing it.

I was still wearing Captivated then!
I'm in love with this fashion trend! How do you feel about tribal print??? Will you try a design like this on your nails or even for a cute summer dress???

7 comments:

Trisha[dot]J said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the tribal nails!! I need to learn how to do them. they require a lot of patience,

Abby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'm always so impressed by some of the tribal designs WAH nails does- it makes me want to try, but i know i won't have the patience, and i know i'll be unable to do my right hand!! haha. But tribal prints are so fun for nails! (:

Pretty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

"tribal" prints.. nice nails.! ehh i kinda have a love/hate relationship. Ehh i hate that they make it 'trendy'. my dad side of the family is from west africa and 'tribal prints' is kinda insulting to just take part of someone's culture and mix up patterns and westernize it to make it 'trendy' because people wear these clothes every day...not some fashion trend. and if you wear prints doesn't mean you are 'tribal' prints are very elegant/beautiful expensive clothing of someone's culture. ehh.. oh well maybe i'm just too sensitive. oh well. but i love the prints and these nails.

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks ladies for your comments! @Pretty...I understand your points. However, as you said, in western society things from many different cultures are taken and turned into fashion to become the latest fads. Everything is inspired by something. I look at it as more of a tribute to the culture and the beauty of the prints as long as its being done in a tasteful way.

Pretty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

yeah. i agree a celebration. prints are nice and prints are found in all cultures. But the wording is just off to me. Why not call it a celebration of different cultures instead of saying 'tribal' it's like why call it 'tribal' it's insulting. people who cultures have these prints are not all in some tribal hut somewhere being savages. i mean what connotations do you get when you think tribal. it's like if the new fad was another culture they would call it another insulting word like 'oriental' or someother thing like that. I would rather just buy the something from the culture where it has meaning and value and not the americanized stereotyped thing. that's kinda why i love/hate it. because inspiration is beautiful but not when it crosses the line and becomes insulting appropriating someone else's culture and calling it 'tribal' or some other stereotype.

westNDNbeauty said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the nails! And all of the pieces in this post are the business!

Working on getting a few more tribal dresses myself. I've actually been looking to buy some fabric so I can have a few pieces commissioned.

KayJay said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

@Pretty...all very valid points and I agree with and understand your point of view.
@West...that would be cool to actually by the fabric yourself.

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