Friday, March 13, 2009

Nail Trends - Straight Off The Runway

When it comes to nails, CND (Creative Nail Design) ruled the runway. They were responsible for tending to the nails of the models at 51 shows this past Fall fashion week.

Here, CND manicurists dish on the top 5 trends:

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Tickle the Ivories
– Glimmering ivory and buttercup blond manicures debuted on the runways of Carolina Herrera, Jason Wu and Tommy Hilfiger. The look is opaque, not sheer, with a hint of golden shimmer.

Dark is Classic – Ebonized jewel tones in sapphire and amethyst punctuated the seriously sexy styling at BCBG, Herve Leger and DKNY, while Milly and Luca Luca showed classic dark raisin manicures to complement their feminine collections. At Miss Sixty, pure black Voodoo polish was reserved for pedicures. At Diesel, a custom shade of dark chocolate enamel was mixed to match the clothes.

40s Moon Manicure – Ruffian, inspired by a vintage Vogue cover, updated the moon manicure from Vogue’s coral to a deep blood red. At Thakoon, it was a French moon mani in beige and black. At FORM, the urban black uniforms were contrasted with 40s hair and makeup and black and white moon manicures. At ThreeAsFour, the manicure was abstracted with black triangular moons on nude nails.

Greige & Dirty Pastels – The non color of choice for fall is grey. At Kai Kuhne, manis were a gradated effect with grey shades evolving from pinky to thumb. Custom shades of grey and mushroom were mixed for Karen Walker, Costello Tagliopietra, Matthew Williamson, Yigal Azrouel, and Malandrino.

Vintage Metallics – Nails are jewels not tools, treat them like the fashion accessory they are. At Marchesa, the look was a metallic charcoal veil to pick up on the delicate embroidery. Baby Phat manis were a universally flattering warm antique gold while Binetti showed distressed gold and silver on a black base.

Which trend would YOU sport?


Phyrra said...

I like the moon manicure ;)
I think it would be great to try with China Glaze's Sexy in the City & CND's Turquoise Tint.

jana said...

Metallics! I want to mix my own. What colors should I use? ANy suggestions?

Beauty Banter said...

I LOVE the moon and metallics are always fun. As for mixing your own, OPI makes some great ones that you could mix together!

Beauty Banter

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