Thursday, March 31, 2011

spring has sprung?

Well I cant say that spring has really sprung in NYC. I hope that you are luckier than we are.  I got this great picture from my friend Dylan Driessen and she really has the right idea. She is making her own spring by painting every nail a different hue. I just love it when you guys get creative. There are times that our nail color should be serious and there are times that we should have a fun happy accessory, right?
Put your own spring in your step!


Sunday, March 20, 2011

I have been in Bologna Italy for the last 4 days visiting one of the largest beauty shows of the year. I walked and walked and have seen many interesting and adventurous nails. I have been inspired, kept up with my workouts and I am proud to say I have even been eating pretty well while I have been here. I did partake in some amazing pasta and allowed myself to enjoy every bite- but I had plenty of greens too. I am leaving for the airport soon and have been up all night thinking about all the things I have seen and learned hanging with great creative minds like Ian Ginsberg from one of my favorite places to shop C.O. Bigelow (I always have one of his lip balms in my bag) and Maureen Kelly from Tarte as well as manufacturers and packaging designers. So many things to create! I cant wait to begin.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Backstage @Academy Awards with Anne Hathaway

Last night I was backstage with Anne Hathaway at  the Academy Awards. Her red carpet dress is classic Valentino red and the nail a modern complement - KISS FROM A ROSE (a bold merlot creme). Not your typical red nail for Annie!

Later, for the ceremony, I changed Anne's color to my new personal favorite nude NAKED (a clean bare beige) on her nails and toes. It is the most glorious compliment to her alabaster skin and worked beautifully with all of the looks she wore last night.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Academy Award weekend is upon us. I have had the great honor of holding hands with some of our greatest actresses on the day they have won their Oscar. Renee Zellweger, Hilary Swank, Marion Cotillard,Reese Witherspoon and Kate Winslett to name a few. I am blessed to do what I do and truly looking forward to doing something special this Sunday. But you know me-until it happens - mums the word!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

rodarte fall 2011

The extraordinary Laura and Kate Mulleavy suprised us once again as the developed their collection and took us to the prairies of Kansas. The makeup by James Kalliardos had a caramel eye and lip. I coordinated the nail in No More Drama (sultry golden caramel) a shade I created to match the glorious color of Mary J Bliges skin tone.
both Lindsay and Karlie were closing the show in dresses inspired by Dorothys red slippers in the Wizard of Oz. I had no choice but to offer up an upcoming holiday shade whose working title is Jessica Rabbit.
I must say that my inspiration for making this color came from my Nyle Cmylo gown that I performed in at Feinsteins at the Regency recently.

donna karan

Donna Karan is nothing short of iconic and I have the honor of working with her team season after season. I have also had the honor to sing at events for her. One being the unveling of the Apple on the west side highway park that was designed by her late husband.

For the fall 2011 runway show stylist Nicoletta Santoro asked for me to match the nail color to the lip. We chose Shape of My HEART (healthy blush) not sheer and not opaque to go with the pinky lilac statement lip.

adam fall 2011

Saturday February 12 we worked out first show at the tents at Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week. The show was inspired by the American Indian in some ways. it included chunky knits and chantilly lace adn clean lines. The makeup was minimal, hair back and intentionally a bit messy, the nails short, round and red in Just Walk Away Rene. I always love a dark red nail dont you?