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Recycled food, rope & paper create finger fashion photoshoot

By Alex Fox | 19 March 2021 | Feature, Tech Talk

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Vietnamese nail artist, Quinada has shared her latest photo shoot where recycled materials took centre stage for the nail art designs in the Asian Recall Collection. 

“In this new collection, the main materials I used  were recycled. I used the peel of dried onion for the lotus flower art (the national flower symbol of Vietnam), bamboo rope to create the dragon boat nails (to represent a cultural festival in Vietnam) and  paper for the dragon and phoenix (the meaning of which is taken from folk legends of the Vietnamese people, also known as ‘Con Rồng Cháu Tiên’ ,” reveals Quinada. “The other two examples were designed to  represent the Vietnamese spirit.  The carp is from Dongho folk paintings and the Buffalo Horn for the Buffalo 2021 New Year.”

The Crew behind the shoot

Nail art & concept: Quinada @quinadanailart

Stylist: Tigre bia

Photographer: Hau Le
Make-up & hair : Xi Quan Le

Who is Quinada…

“My name is Dang Ngoc Quynh Anh and I’m a Vietnamese nail artist. Quinada is my artist Name. I was born in a small town in Northern-Vietnam in 1994.

“Returning from an International Business Bachelor program in Bangkok, I realised that I was flooded with a passion in the field of arts, despite the fact I’d barely taken any  training courses relating to this area. I felt compelled to open a salon in Ho Chi Minh city, one of the most hectic cities in Vietnam. At the time, I owned next to nothing but my burning enthusiasm for nails. I set up my nail salon in the centre of District 1. It’s  name is  PAPAPINKIN Nail Lab. I’ve been working in anils for 6 years. I began my journey by taking intensive training with CND on its Shellac application technique with CND Vietnam.”