Behnaz Sarafpour Fall 2012 Presentation – Mercury Manis

At Behnaz Sarafpour-land, things are cool and calm.   This is what fashion should be: clear and concise, perfectly appointed, well choreographed, carefully cast, designed with vision to the precise detail!   The woman she envisions (and in the end the woman she IS) is sophisticated and smart.  Down to her high-tech-uber-femme-jewel-like nails. ‘Mercury mani’s’ glistens in […]

Joy Cioci Fall 2012 Presentation – Fishnet Tipped Manis

Joy Cioci has a perspective this season…it’s savage, it’s edgy, it’s seductive…no question, it includes a medium length, pointed almond nail that has a concealed base in feminine naughty nude (hail fashion favorite:  Putty) and tipped with hand-placed (real) fishnet, iced in BlackJack and out there to make a statement….and that it did.   Dare to […]

Catherine Malandrino Fall 2012 Presentation – Plum Cherry Nails

I feel like chanting the anthem:  ‘Malandrino, Malandrino’….the lovely, the elegant, Catherine Malandrino, so adored by MANY, watched by ALL this week.  Her show assembled a crush of (very pretty) people waiting to see the collection, anxious to see how ‘chic’ looks this season. So here it is:  gem tones, bright and vibrant; black leather, […]

Christian Cota Fall 2012 Presentation – Terra Cotta Manicures

Woke up to a light and lovely snow today! Magical on this fine NYC morn. Couldn’t wait to see the Christian Cota show. Christian is painter, fashion connoisseur, art and nature lover. Passion defines the fashion, especially in his case. The collection is inspired by an American Girl lost in Mexico – ‘swept away in […]

Wes Gordon Fall 2012 Presentation – Amaranthine Noir Manicures

The talented new super star of fashion, Wes Gordon was inspired this season by Charles Dickens and Rooney Mara for a collection with strength, structure and power. Silhouettes were exaggerated and dramatic. Colors were deeply saturated in pure-pigment gemstone colors of malachite, oxblood, crimson and saffron. Nails conveyed the dangerous side of a girl with […]

Rachel Antonoff Fall 2012 Presentation – Starry Night Nails

At Rachel Antonoff, three playful nails were created for the girl who just wants to have some fun! The designer – a self-professed nail fanatic known for sporting different colors on every nail – wanted to capture the spirit of a young girl ready to grow up and enter the world! The show was set […]

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2012 Runway Show – Velvet Manicures

For Monique Lhuillier, slicked-back hair and fire-y red lips set off ravishing black and red dresses made edgy with bondage-like leather details and corset belts. The softness of the “Velvet Manicure”, created with CND Colour in Putty and Super Matte Top Coat, whispered strength and refinement! Did you know? We’re celebrating 15 years of CND […]

Correll Corell Fall 2012 Presentation – Modern Pigment Manicures

Correll Corell: design partners and twin sisters Daphyne and Vera Correll launched their award-winning collection of hand-stitched, dyed and woven knitwear in Berlin.  Currently based in NYC , their designs have broadened to include timeless, asymmetrical dresses, and effortless flowing separates in tonal shades of blue, smoked burgundy and rusty cognac. Nails reflect the strength […]

Jen Kao Fall 2012 Runway Show – Dark Romance Nails

Jen Kao stages a seductive story in French Vietnam…’before sunrise, after sunset’.  In the shadows of the city, after a decadent night out, colors play tricks with light and illuminate subtle patterns and tones created with intricately pleated leathers and luxurious furs. It’s a darkly romantic and very independent story that demands defiantly, deeply, richly […]

Nicole Miller Fall 2012 Runway Show – Groovy Time Machine Swirl Manicures

Nicole Miller’s modern aesthetic steps into a time machine with a 60’s psychedelic Jimmie Hendricks flashback, merging pattern and color as only she can. Nails are in strong shapes, with a little length and look hand-crafted,  home-made… almost child-like in animated swirls of primary color that seem to get lost is a Japanese cartoon.  Oddly, […]