slidedown

Spring 2012

3.1 Phillip Lim – Rain Coat

Fashion week is almost over and I’m so looking forward to this day, (but a little sad it’s coming to a close). On the docket are beautiful designers whom we love and are so honored to work with. The team has outdone itself with nails so rich and special. Let me show you: The designer: […]

Milly – Electric Orange

The designer: Milly by Michelle Smith has a celebrity following (Gwyneth Paltrow, Beyonce and Victoria Beckham) as well has representation from the finest retailers in the business…all in the front row to see smart, stylish and modern looks. The collection: Bold, geometric and intelligent clothes in cobalt, vermilion, jade and tangerine. Properly retro and fabulously […]

Wayne – Black Swan Graffiti

The designer: Wayne Lee’s vision of futuristic fashion was honed during her years as a buyer for popular fashion haunt Barneys NY. The collection: The ‘Bird of Prey’ theme set the stage for the mostly black and white collection with periodic blocks in vibrant royal blue. Feminine draping and body flattering shapes on top…masculine structure […]

The Blonds – 24k Playboy

The designers: The Blond design duo made their name in corsetry but have a cult following for their showmanship, artistry and ability to thrill!!! The collection: The most intricate, priceless, hand-crafted, crystal encrusted corsets…this time in homage to Playboy! The nail trend: ‘New Rock N’ Roll’. “Glitz & Glam” manicures for a collection inspired by […]

Diego Binetti – Rasberry Parfait

I wake up today…HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY! Two of my all time favorite people: Karen and Diego! Can life be better? The designer: Innovative, thought-provoking designs and elegance with hand-crafted, artistic detailing for a modern couture style. The Collection: The set was a beautiful fantastical secret garden with models like living fairies in pin-tucked gowns and […]

Karen Walker – Organitech Yellow

The designer: This New Zealand-based designer (and lovely person) has her own perspective of today’s downtown cool chick! Eclectic, interesting and artistic…Karen has great commercial success globally with her iconic glasses, foot wear and easy, hip separates. The collection: 50’s tablecloth prints, preppy-boy shorts suits, Lucy and Ethyl head wraps in mustard, royal blue and […]

All Lacquered Up- Guest Post

Over the past six seasons that I have been reporting on Fashion Week nails, there is always one brand that stands out above the rest and that is, of course, CND. Season after season the uber-creative team of Education Ambassadors working under Jan Arnold’s brilliant direction continue to create what I consider “aspirational nails.” As […]

Alexandre Herchcovitch- Sugar Babe

Funday Monday…a full moon…fashion week ‘hump day’…hmmm, it’s gonna be an interesting day! The designer: Fantastical yet utilitarian, freaky yet playfully wearable…all words that describe the Brazilian-born designer’s vision, who is a global favorite with cool hipsters from Japan, Brazil, China and NYC. The collection: Disheveled elegance of 40′s, 50’s 60’s with feminine golden silks, […]

Norman Ambrose- St. Tropez Chic

The designer: A young super star of fashion.  His regular features in WWD, Town & Country and blogs galore make him a personality to watch! The collection: St. Tropez chic…’sun glistening on the Mediterranean like a sea of diamonds’.  High glam 60′s pieces straight out of vintage Vogue – for the sexy, exotic woman who […]

Dean Quinn- Sunday at Studio 54

As we begin day four, we take pause to honor those lost ten years ago on 9/11. The city has a peaceful tone about it today. But there are signs of optimism, and off to the shows we go! Big day today with four fabulous shows! The designer: This new, young designer graduated Central St. […]