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Fall 2011

Irina Shabayeva – Nails with an Attitude!

Irina Shabayeva made it to the runway while millions were watching, as the winner in last season’s Project Runway. She is a beautiful, talented and accomplished craftswoman of intricate laser cut-outs used to create dramatic texture on shoulders, flirty volume on skirts and drama in every element of the collection. Colors were strong and graphic […]

Wayne – Urban Armor

Wayne was just named the newest designer to watch by Vogue and was awarded CFDA finalist for design. The show was down at Milk Studios, in the trendy Meat Packing district. Backstage was oddly Zen. Casting was otherworldly. Make-up was full-face-matte, with only a Merlot-stained inner lower lip. Hair was slicked flat and flanged at […]

Fall 2011 Fashion Week Day 1 – Jenni Kayne

It’s Day 1 of Fall 2011 Fashion Week in NYC and the team is fresh, excited and eager to get started…with the best nails we’ve ever done! Really. It’s hard to imagine our work getting any better after last season’s cocktail nail for Binetti, monogrammed moon manicure for Ruffian and effervescent effects for Carolina, but […]

Prep Meetings with the Designers: 1-27-11

First stop today is a new designer for us…Jen Kao. She’s very pretty and commanding…à la Kimora Lee Simmons, with an LA Valley Girl twist! Her vision is creative, colorful and dynamic.  She’s totally into nails and is open to thrilling her audience with innovative ideas. During the meeting, Kristina Estabrooks, our lead fashion week […]

Prep Meetings with the Designers: 1-24-11

Outside my hotel window, it looks like a gorgeous sunny California day. Okay, confession time: I blurred my eyes and ignored the ice on the streets (due to the below zero wind chill greeting the day). I’m remiss at constantly talking about this cold situation, but it’s an alarming thing to deal with! The day […]

Prep Meetings with the Designers: 1-23-11

In San Diego, it is 76 degrees at the beach…and it has been that way for two weeks. So, when I realized it was time to gear-up for February Fashion Week 2011, I traded in my beach shoes for Twittens (smart-phone friendly gloves) and my giant, cozy (fake) fur, and headed to NYC! Side note: […]