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Illamasqua Signs Nail Artist Fleury Rose As US Nail Ambassador

We would like to welcome Fleury Rose as US Nail Ambassador into the Illamasqua Family.

As US Nail Ambassador for Illamasqua, Fleury Rose will act as an authority and spokesperson for the Illlamasqua Nail Varnish collection and contribute her expertise to brand innovation.  In her new role, Fleury will have input into new shades, design original nail art, and represent the brand in all US media opportunities.

Fleury (left) and Iggy Azalea (right)


  • Are you excited to be working with Illamasqua as their first US Nail Ambassador?

Yes, very excited, and proud! Illamasqua has been a favorite brand of mine for ages.

  • What do you like about Illamasqua?

I really love how Illamasqua is a creative brand. They always take chances, and try to do something completely new each season. I also love the quality of the polish, it goes on nicely and lasts a really long time.

  • What’s your favorite Illamasqua nail varnish shade and why?

It is a toss up between Jo’mina, and Collide. Jo’mina was my favorite starting out the summer. She is a creamy, yet super vibrant purple. Collide I fell in love with because its the most vibrant, “look at me” pink I’ve ever seen. I wear it with a white dress and can’t stop staring at my hands.

  • Who inspires you as an artist?

All the young creative people in my life at the moment. I really admire folks with a personal style that transcends any currents trends or notions about fashion.

  • You have such an amazing style yourself, do you admire anyone in the public eye for their fashion style?

Thank you! I admire the late Elizabeth Taylor. She was such a firecracker, on and off screen. Her movies definitely inspired me to become the plucky, feisty, fearless woman I am today. Also my dear friend Andrew Mukamal is a talented young stylist, and a favorite of Bill Cunningham. I love how he mixes men’s and Women’s wear for a style that is all his own.

  • As a creative nail technician how do you come up with new and fresh ideas?

Lot’s of experimentation! I paint my own nails several times a week (it often has to come off the next day for a photo shoot) so naturally I try different color combinations, and techniques on myself. There is inspiration everywhere around us, we just need to pick up our heads and become aware of it.

  • Is there anyone you would love to work with?

I’d really love to work with the artist Marilyn Minter. Her paintings and photography are amazing.

  • What will you be doing for Illamasqua as their first Nail Ambassador?

As the first nail ambassador I will be helping get the word out about an amazing polish line, as well as demonstrating how many unique, and fun designs you can create with it.


Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

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