Diego Binetti Spring 2013 Runway Show – Hidden Pearl Nails

As dusk brought a pleasant light breeze to the city, the mood inside the Diego Binetti presentation went island with mythical adventure. Those lucky enough to be inspired by the talented designer know his vision goes beyond great clothing and his true genius is in his styling. Diego mixes hand painted, screen printed, and intricately […]

Victoria Beckham Spring 2013 Runway Show – High Shine Beige Nails

At the Victoria Beckham runway show, there were stunning contrasts of black and white mixed with sharp bolts of bright orange in color blocks that naturally slim and flatter, of course! Skinny silhouettes, ultra short skirts, snappy day suits, laser-cut leather belts and peek-a-boo eyelet panels all helped to showcase impossibly well groomed limbs enhanced […]

Tara Subkoff 2013 Runway Show – Marbleized Nails

Flash back to1960, when Yoko Ono and Yayoi Kusama were bringing performance art to the fashion world. Today’s IMITATION by Tara Subkoff carries on this tradition. Viewers of the presentation were greeted by the show’s title: This is NOT a fashion show.  60 real women in flesh tone leotards and sheer cinnamon pantyhose, from age 5 […]

Christian Siriano Spring 2013 Runway Show – Grapefruit Sparkle Nails

I think we all love the show ‘Project Runway’ and the highlight to date of the series was when Christian Siriano took the prize. He continues the winning spirit with this season’s fashions. First, the front of house crew included the who’s-who-of-cool!  Young, hip and uber stylish; all there to be inspired by the Degas-ballerina, […]

Monique Lhuiller Spring 2013 Runway Show – Liquid Lavender Nails

A fantasy of water and movement shimmered from beginning to end of the Monique Lhuillier show. Mermaid hair, slicked back and cascading down the models’ backs; eyes were swiped with matte, water-blue eye shadow, accented with a dot of shimmery gold on the inside. Fingers and toes were luminescent in liquid lavender, created using ‘Lavender Longing […]

Rachel Antonoff Spring 2013 Runway Show – Garden Party Nails

Picture this: The sun is shining on NYC, the gardens are bright green from the recent rain, revelers arrive to ‘Rachel Antanoff’s garden’, a magical oasis complete with a decadent tea party set in Versailles, clearly taking place in a different era. Where are we? No text messages, no hurried e-mails, just earthy delights, including […]

Nicole Miller Spring 2013 Runway Show – Galaxy Glam Nails

HAIL Nicole Miller, Queen of the print!  This season, Miller’s print went galactic in a star splashed, sci-fi, 80′s custom fabric, cut into wearable, sporty and sexy shapes – AND was also found on the NAILS!  EVERY nail was crowned with a hand panted diamond filled with a milky-way, star-gaze print that became a coveted accessory backstage, […]

Jen Kao Spring 2013 Runway Show – Matte “Bone” Manis

Jen Kao showed, “a haiku collection–def:  How to speak volumes with just a few words”. This idea served as Jen’s theme for her collection, shown at the New York City Library in the beautiful circular theater, to a packed house. Jen Kao is a designer who thinks deeply and uses important references from her heritage, travels, […]

Behnaz Sarafpour Spring 2013 Runway Show – Fairy Dust Manis

Not only did FAIRY DUST grace the tips of the models nails at the Behnaz Sarafpour show, but dreamy fairies felt present in the quirky, party-haunted ballroom of the Meatpacking District’s historic Jane Hotel. The real magic was in the genius of the Behnaz perspective on fashion and beauty: the hair swept oddly across the […]

BCBG Spring 2013 Runway Show – Kiss of Blush Manis

The S/S 2013 NYC runway shows began with a START! First, an early wake-up call; a difficult proposition for all (especially me, the night owl). As a rule, the fashion scene is NOT an early morning gig. As bright and early as it was, I landed at Lincoln Center and was met with a crush […]