Friday, September 17, 2010

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Coming up for air after a long NYFW.

Nailing Down Fashion Week: Spring 2011 Trend Report

It’s been a very busy week. Backstage was chaotic, but exhilarating all the same. And, as always, emerging from behind the curtain were all the beauty trends—nails included. Here are my picks for the top nail looks for spring 2011. 

Eyes Like Nails: Matching your nail color to your eye makeup is one of the biggest (not to mention freshest) nail trends for spring 2011. At Badgley Mischka, I applied Fashion (a creamy nude-taupe) as the base and topped it with Glitter in the Air (a sky blue glitter available spring 2011) to perfectly complement the models’ silvery blue lids. At Donna Karan, I applied Believe (a shimmering gold-beige) to coordinate with the luminous gold shadow, and at Lela Rose harmonized the barely-there eye look with PYT (a sheer creamsicle).

Nude Nails: The nude nail may not seem like new news, but for spring 2011 there’s a twist:  true, flesh-tone nudes are replacing soft, sheer beige and pink as the naked nail of choice. To create a clean, fresh, modern look, I used Naked (a true nude available spring 2011) at three shows and Fashion (a creamy nude-taupe) at Narciso Rodriguez.

Layering:  Using two shades to create your own unique color is a growing a trend, and one I embraced at Badgley Mischka and Richie Rich. For Badgley Mischka I layered Fashion with Glitter in the Air, and at Richie Rich I gave every nail (all 20 of them) a different look by layering my glitter lacquers.   


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