Spring 2012

Joanna Mastroianni – Luminous Lucite

The designer: Known for timeless but trend-relevant pieces made with the vision and hand of a modern day couture designer. The collection: Chic, modern and decorative day to evening dresses with dramatic handmade oversized flowers as dramatic belts, neck pieces and shoe cuffs.

Jen Kao- Lethal Love

The designer: Intricate details, works of art, inspired thinking. Jen Kao is a one-of-a-kind designer that pulls it all together with magical textures and touches that are 100% unique every time! The collection: Other worldly dreams and visitors live harmoniously in the same forest amid the brightest light and deepest shadows! Is it dream? Is […]

Katie Ermilio- Baby Bardot

The designer: As the granddaughter of Grace Kelley’s personal clothier, Katie has an innate sense for fashion. Her work is uniquely feminine and sharply tailored. The collection: A fresh, crisp and cleanly graphic collection of pretty dresses in retro sherbetty tones. Bi-gender tailored elements makes it modern and city ready. The nail trend: “Baby Bardot” […]

Monique Lhuillier – Soy Milk Manis

Day 3 begins in a most sane way for me, with a run in Central Park. Balmy, beautiful temperatures, a violin trio serenading and everyone out enjoying the day was very inspiring. But now….time for fashion and fabulous nails…let’s go! The designer: Monique Lhuillier is famous for her bridal and evening-wear collections crafted of imported […]

ALTUZARRA – Second Skin

The designer: Joseph Altuzarra worked under the best designers in fashion (Marc Jacobs, Givenchy and Proenza Schouler) and now has his own successful line for women who love the energy of a city and the craftsmanship of an artist. The collection: ‘New Rock N’ Roll’. The collection was true to the ‘Altuzarra’ aesthetic with sharply […]

NAHM – Treasured Antiquities

Day 2 begins with glorious sunny skies and a light NY breeze… perfect for walking the city from show to show! As I review my list for the day, I realize that traveling 15 years in the fashion business has allowed me to know industry greats like Nicole Miller as well as up and coming […]

Nicole Miller – Bold Geometry

The designer: Fashion-famous since the 80’s, Nicole Miller popularized colorful prints and batwing sleeves. She’s been a commercial success for years and drew a hip, downtown crowd…as well the Vogue team in the front row! The collection: Geometrics, stripes, checks and patchwork prints in bold shades of pink, lime and royal blue complemented 80’s silhouettes […]

Joy Cioci – Lucite Lace

The designer: Young, meticulous and visionary. Her sense of design and style is fresh and already a Hollywood favorite! The collection: A delicious palette of color in shades of lilac, apricot, pomegranate, cranberry and persimmon, spiked with glam rock bolts of chartreuse and citron. Silhouettes were sleek, flirty and modern. The nail trend: ‘Organitech…charged with […]

Kevork Kiledjian – Organitech

September 8th…Day 1 of S/S 2012 Fashion Week! NYC is the place to be this week. It’s Fashion Week and for us at CND…it’s an especially important week since it’s our 15-year anniversary of doing runway shows for the best American designers. We earned this place by creating beautiful, chic and refined nail fashion for […]

Wes Gordon – Poppy Chic

Off to my first show of the week…a new name to me. He’s an emerging super star with early commercial success in top NYC and London stores like Bergdorf’s and Harrods and a favorite with socialites and celebs alike. The designer: Wes Gordon is young and debonair…a mop of hair and perfect porcelain skin. Hummm…so […]