OPI launched its new Hong Kong collection at the Chinese Gardens in Sydney’s Darling Harbour on Wednesday, February 10.
The event was timed to coincide with Chinese New Year (Year of the Metal Tiger), and included performances by traditional Chinese dancers.
Guests were treated to nashi pear martinis and OPI manicures with a colour of their choice.
The Hong Kong Collection features shades inspired by the colourful city: deep oranges, dazzling golds, dark green, and China’s traditional good luck colour, red, contrasted with silver white, sweet pinks and purples, and serene blues.
Managing Director of OPI distributor, International Beauty Supplies, Bill McKendrick (below right with Brett Riddington and James Carroll), introduced the range, speaking of the brand’s global vision and highlighting some interesting aspects of Chinese culture.
OPI educator, Karon McKendrick-Taylor, revealed some of her predictions for the Autumn Winter 2010 nail trends. Expect matte lacquers toned down creamy chocolate browns, soft pale nudes and berry, violet and mauve.
Guests were also given the opportunity to view some of OPI’s other new collections including Alice in Wonderland, Shrek Forever After, Pink Soft Shades and OPI’s new Avojuice Body Creme range available in Coconut Melon and Mango.