Saturday, October 24, 2009

Hi everyone,
I want to credit and thank Michelle Mismas of All Lacquered Up for the photo of Funky CHunky in my last posting.
She took a great one and I appreciate it!

Happy Saturday. I am in NYC on a photo shoot today. Came across photos of two of my newer shades for you to see.
Funky Chunky is a textured black
and Happy Birthday is glitterati!
trying layering Happy Birthday over your favorite shade!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

OOOOPS I forgot to mention one of my children MARQUEE MOON sold out in Nordstrom Scottsdale within the first hour.
And a clever customer from Barneys is going to be Edward Scissorhands for Halloween and wear Marquee Moon-- love the creativity! Notice in the photo that the sequins dont cover the nail--and all fingers look slightly different. If you get one sequin or 10 on a nail-- that is what is meant to be! Dont force it.
be adventurous!


I have been a road warrior this week. I travelled to los angeles to shoot a W magazine cover followed by a Vogue magazine cover (sorry I cant reveal the identities of the celebs we photographed but I do love them both). Hit a plane to Az ( my home town) to attend the grand opening of the new BARNEYS store in Scottsdale. I hob nobbed with SImon Doonan (creative director of Barneys who is always a hoot and a holler), Robert Black (visited his cool new vintage store FASHION by Robert Black- and yes I will be sending him many bottles of my shade called FASHION) and a host of other Scottsdale fashionistas. I jetted back to LA for a commercial shoot with Ellen Degenerous (cant reveal any secrets about Idol either-- I know- I am just no fun). I had the honor of manicuring Portia and Ellen for their nuptials last year and I also serenaded them. I am going to be singing that tune in my show at FEINSTEINS on November 2nd and Ellen actually suggested that I tell the audience the story. So I have her blessing- pretty great! Then I flew BACK to Arizona for a Nordstrom trend show that was tons of fun. Sunday was my birthday and we arrived in NY in the evening and had a feast with my great friend Kathryn Sumner MacLeod who shares the same bday with me. Phew. Now I am back at work and shooting the spring Yves Saint Laurent campaign. Phew! Life is good, no? My new shades Happy Birthday, Wicked Game , Dont Tell MAMA and the Celebrate set are a huge success. Thank you to all of you for getting behind strong modern colors on your nails and toes!

Monday, October 12, 2009

a week in the west. Arrived in Los Angeles to a cold dreary day. I am inside a studio with Demi Moore-- so its all good.
Tomorrow its a Vogue cover shoot and then I am off to my hometown Scottsdale AZ for the Barneys opening party and official store opening. The always sunny Simon Doonan will be presiding!
FYI- deborah lippmann nail polish is free of formaldehyde, toluene and DBP's and yet it dry quickly and stays on the nail.
are you wearing Marquee Moon yet? It is being featured in the RODARTE installation at Colette in Paris!
what are you waiting for?

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

We were in Seattle for the NOrdstrom trend show where more than 500 women came to learn about cosmetic trends for the upcoming season. I was lucky to have Rachelle Adams ( my number 1 manicurist doing manicure/pedicure daily in the spa with my technique and products) to walk the runway sporting SUPERSTAR (from my new CELEBRATE) on her nails and toes. My husband Jude is on the far side of the stage wearing FOOTLOOSE exfoliating slippers-- he took a turn walking the runway himself. The women went wild!
My new favorite customer is not afraid to wear Funky Chunky (textured black with sequins-- not meant to be shiny sparkly but TEXTURED on the nail- its a NEW look in nail polish) but initially thought that Ruby Red Slippers (sheer black with red glitter in a very adult fashion) was too strong a look.
I hope I changed her mind! Look how adorable she is!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

I was in vegas a couple weeks ago -- and of course had to do a bit of shopping! In the Wynn I found myself in front of a massive portrait of an incredible ad I worked on with photographers Inez and Vinoodh for Dior. Super excited to see it up close and personal and super LARGE!