The Nail Files: Jen Brill and Madeline Poole's “Negative Space” Manicure
by Chioma Nnadi
Lately Brill has been drawn to Poole’s “negative space” manicures, where portions of the nail are finished in clear polish. “It’s thanks to Madeline that I’ve added black and white to my palette,” says Brill, watching as Poole outlines the shape of a heart on her fingertip. She holds her hands up against her transparent Chanel clutch, stamped with bold interlocking black Cs. “These days I’m even matching my hands to my purse!”
Editorial manicurist Madeline Poole outlines her designs without the use of nail tape.