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Fall 2010

Monique Lhuillier – China Doll

We stay at the Bryant Park Tents for one of the most celebrated evening gown designers: Monique Lhuillier. The look was ‘china doll,’ with a porcelain, glowing face, a shiny nude eye, a bright matte velvet red lip, hair pulled up tight and in a nest of small braids…and nails were molten liquid fire in […]

Carolina Herrera – Chocolate Milk manicure

Our first show featured true ‘Royalty’ of fashion. Carolina Herrera dresses the most tasteful of women who lunch and attend charity events in the most glamorous locations. She is known for the big sleeve, beautiful furs, taffeta and hand-crafted embroidery. She went back to her roots this season with ultra luxurious painterly prints and floral […]

Herve Leger – perfectly elegant

Herve Leger, the designer known for the bandage dress made famous by Elizabeth Hurley and Hollywood bodies perfected by hours of pilates, knows the women they dress. Toned, healthy, thin and born in heels…towering higher and higher with every season! This woman wakes up perfect…minimal make-up required, a smear of bright red lips and a […]

Diego Binetti – nails for royalty!

How much do we love Diego Binetti??? He’s a lovely, thoughtful artist, who practices his art with care and honor. Each beautifully handcrafted piece was made for royalty and fussed to the detail. The models effortlessly floated down the runway. Each elegant piece was finely beaded and embroidered, each accessory hand-crafted and priceless. The nails […]

Behnaz Sarafphor – menswear inspired collection

On to Behnaz Sarafphor, who also had a presentation-style show, where models were dressed for a mock photo shoot in a Manhattan studio. The show was intimate and styled for a big city close-up!!

Catherine Malandrino – exotic extravagance!

To have Catherine Malandrino first up in your day is a gift. Her vision, exotic extravagance and raw modern edge is exhilarating! The story was ‘Mongolian Nomad,’ and the pieces included weather-worn slashed-leathers, fox-fringe, chunky wool bouclé and metallic lace in mineral shades of indigo and rust, plus rich hues of eggplant, olive and bark. […]

Twinkle – Deep Ruby & Super Matte!

OK…on to Twinkle. Wenlan, the designer, is known for her knits – wonderful, bulky, hand-crafted, avant-garde knits. As a smart business woman, she also sells wearable, tailored dresses, chunky accessories and even stylized bed and bath products. Wenlan is admirably calm, Zen and thoughtful…and has a huge fan base who eagerly awaits her every move. […]

Karen Walker meets CND contest winner Anna Nelson

Today was a very exciting day…I got to meet Anna Nelson, the winner of our Colour & Effects Nail Design competition She met me backstage at the Karen Walker show (who, by the way, is MY FAVORITE person and designer of all time!!). Karen is from New Zealand – Auckland, to be exact, and she […]

Jan Arnold – fashion love from the streets of NYC

I love New York during Fashion Week, everyone is talking fashion!

Rag & Bone – always a Vogue favorite!

I made a mad dash back to the hotel for a quick run and a smooth transition into flats…and then zoomed over to Soho for the Rag & Bone show. Country fox hunts and treks through the woods demand cashmere legwarmers, wool check waistcoats, Penrose kilts, cotton storm pants…chunky, layered and reminiscent of times past […]