Long, pale talons and short red nails were two of the most prominent looks at the recent People’s Choice Awards (PCAs) in Santa Monica, California.
However, one star’s nail set that really stood out was that of hip hop star and body diversity advocate, Lizzo, who was honoured with the People’s Champion Award. Lizzo’s ultra-long, stiletto shaped nails were designed by celeb stylist, Eri Ishizu, who created an impressive, intricate alternative French ombre, with hints of gold chrome and sparkly embellishments.
Ishizu also did nails for E! red carpet host and trans actress, Laverne Cox. This was a set of glass nails in almond shape with a stripe of pretty crystals running down centre of each nail.
Supermodel and TV host, Heidi Klum, sported super-long talons in a pale hue, while former ‘Baywatch’ star, Carmen Elektra, rocked a longish, almond French manicure. In contrast, real estate agent Mary Fitzgerald of ‘Selling Sunset’ wore short, silver chrome nails to match her somewhat skimpy sparkly silver dress.
Winner of the People’s Choice Country Artist Award, Carrie Underwood, inexplicably chose red nails that seemed at odds with her intricately beaded trouser suit.
Sara Michelle Gellar of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ fame also went for short red nails to successfully offset her black velvet and pearl dress. Another star in the short red nails league was Sarah Hyland of ‘Modern Family’ fame, whose ‘baby doll’ dress bordered on the silly.
On the subject of short nails, there were quite a few white versions to be seen, most notably on actress and ‘Real Housewives of Beverley Hills’ star, Kyle Richards. This look was also chosen by her co-star, Erika Jayne, whose optical illusion monochrome gown made one blink. ‘Selling Sunset’s’ Heather Rae El Moussa was another to go the short white nails route. (Report by Joanna Sterkowicz)