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Fall 2011

Joanna Mastroianni – Clean and Chic

For Joanna Mastroianni, we created the perfect  Spectator Manicure using Blackjack as a base, and Brilliant White moons bordered with Silver Chrome. This mani is as clean and chic as it gets…in almond stilettos with matching 60′s influenced sky-high French twists and fiery orange lips in a runway tribute to 93-year old photographer Lillian Bassman […]

Isaac Mizrahi – Zero-Calorie Manicure

Isaac Mizrahi knows how to entertain. What a fun show to wrap up a fabulous 8 days of fashion!!  The Cake Boss and fanciful canines had starring roles on this runway. Confectionery colored clothing was accented by rainbow bright poodles and cakes made to match patterned gowns were paraded by handsome “waiters” on silver platters.

3.1 Phillip Lim – Sporty, On-The-Go Women

3.1 Phillip Lim is a highlight show at every fashion week.  First…his stuff is totally cool and wearable….second, he has a street-sense, which includes a great sense of humor and fun.  We love him and are always inspired by his vision.  Oh yeah…one more thing…he really gets US!

The Blonds – DRAMA

At The Blonds, CND‘s Kristina Estabrooks introduced 22 handmade, theatrical manicures inspired by Eastern culture meets ultra glam — in the form of fortune cookies (“You don’t have to be blonde to be a Blond”), red sparkly Chinese characters (translated to “Blonds Love Diamonds”), “HIYA” and googly-eyed nails, and absolutely fabulous “Tranny-cures” composed of Swarovski […]

Jen Kao – Outrageous and Magically Delicious

Jen Kao, who is originally from LA, envisioned a planet where reinvention is at play.  A haunting and healing spiritual world where empowerment creates positive change.  Acid rainbows streak through every beautifully tailored piece of galactical-warrior-woman-uniforms.  Flashes of psychedelic light embolden the attitude through radiating stones and colorful enamel in both the handcrafted jewelry and […]

Karen Walker – Rebels Unite!

So, let’s get started with MY FAVORITE kindred spirit of fashion…Karen Walker.  She’s the cool girl from New Zealand who has a dissident side, inspired by outsiders and sub-cultures.  Her Comme des Garcon-based perspective honors the masculine side of a girl who, by day, works 9-5 and by night craws the clubs and dances ’til […]

2 Days Left – New York Fashion Week

…..2 more days left of New York Fashion Week! The time goes fast…in slow motion. The creation of art moves you emotionally. The art form of nails taken to a new height is history making. ….ran into Maggie Mulhern of Modern Salon Magazine this morning, outside of the Jen Kao show.  I believe Maggie captured […]

Carolina Herrera – Deeply Luxurious

Carolina Herrera embodies luxury in every way.  Her Fall collection was rich with day looks that included a beautiful wool felt dress in dark gray with an amethyst velvet belt, a lovely bone mauve and cocoa boucle jacket with fox sleeves with gun metal and primrose suede gloves….and dramatic evening looks, which included my favorite […]

Sachin & Babi – Midnight Sapphire Manicure

Sachin & Babi is a new designer to our group this week. This true grit motorcycle mama of the 20′s has an effortless cool in lean, draped silhouettes, skinny pants with buckles going all the way up the calf and rocker-chic medieval-but-slightly-deco earrings and wonder-twins-sister oversized metallic cuffs.

Monique Lhuillier – Shady Lady

Monique Lhuillier has become one of the most extraordinary designers of our time for modern red carpet looks of the Hollywood elite.  Her dresses are breathtaking works of art!   My favorite was a birch-washed organza ostrich feather ruffle embroidered gown that swept the floor behind the model as she walked the runway.  The theme this […]