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Spring 2011

Naeem Khan – Hematite Gloss

We celebrated the last day of spring 2012 New York Fashion Week with a final show that spotlighted dark, urbane nails. This season, manicures were in a heightened state of bliss – in Lucite, gold foiling, high shine gray, and glam styles: Many thanks to our entire team who worked tirelessly this week doing some […]

Fashion Week – highlights of the week!

Fashion week is over…10 days flew by in a flash and as I fly back home to San Diego, I summarize the highlights of the week in my head: 1. Overall trends: A softer shade of pale. Soft colors and a new minimalism have returned to fashion and nails follow suit with a new palette […]

L.A.M.B. – Gwen Stefani NEVER disappoints!

Gwen Stefani NEVER disappoints!  Her design this season was very ‘Comme des Garcon’ with layers, texture and volume.  Fabrics were a mix of different tribal prints, paired with checks and plaids.  Pieces included harem pants, swingy dresses, wrapped jackets and kicky skirts.  Her beauty story was…well HER, all the way!  In fact, at the beauty […]

The Blonds – ready for close-up!

We’re coming down to the home stretch with the next to last show of the week (and our personal highlight)…The Blonds!  We LOVE design duo David and Philippe Blond…they are extraordinarily creative, real showmen and true artists!  Their show is a REAL show…theatrical, fun and always beyond high glam.  (PS: The audience is always as […]

Isaac Mizrahi – Cucumber sandwiches anyone???

“It’s a party, have fun, play…be free everyone,” said fashion designer and TV personality Isaac Mizrahi in preparation for his show!  As adorable in person as he is on television, Isaac is filled with optimism for Spring/Summer 2011.  The collection featured black and white Xerox prints in lovely clothes befitting of the office OR a […]

Gottex – ‘rich bitches on a yacht’

Bathing suits for a grand affair…bodies so toned and tanned, they’re slightly illegal!  These are ‘rich bitches on a yacht’ (according to the designers)…Brigette Bardot-beautiful.  Suits ranged in color from tie-dye tropical brights to shimmery silver and clean, crisp white…complete with headbands and bouffant hair styles, reminiscent of old Hollywood.  Nails were washed in silver-streaks […]

Phillip Lim – ‘City Slick’!

Phillip Lim The quote in the program says, ‘she walks crooked and paints her eyelids blue…dandie-lion, I wanna go there too.’  Charlotte Gainsbourg

Karen Walker – I am such a fan!

I woke up with a bounce this morning…even though it’s Day 6 of NYC Fashion Week…(ooh la la…my aching feet! ) It was the morning of the Karen Walker show!  I went to Karen’s atelier and showroom in Auckland, New Zealand earlier this year…and I must humbly say, I’m her biggest fan!  She blends graphic […]

Twinkle – Gorgeous!

Welcome to the dollhouse!  Twinkle used two coats of ‘Brilliant White’ topped with two coats of ‘Copper Shimmer’ and finished with two coats of ‘Super Matte’ for bright white nails.  Manicures were shaped with short tailored tips for a sweet and clean look.  Gorgeous!

Marc Jacobs – how cool was that?!

The day before the show, our friend and collaborator, Elisa Ferri, long time nail professional for Marc attended the Beauty Test until 1:30 am to determine the final look for the most important show of the week.  Marc Jacobs personally fusses every detail, himself…until it is perfect.  Elisa is there to guide him to the […]