Nails are such an important part of a runway look, especially when the models are doing a presentation. At Imitation of Christ, I got a quick backstage look at the swirled, press-on nails created by Creative Nail Design (CND), inspired by blown glass (see below). Since the models (graceful dancers of different ages) stood in front of mirrors, changing clothes and have “private moments” of reflection (literally) into large, beautiful mirrors, their hands were truly “front and center.”
I’ve also included some of the other nail looks that Creative Nail Design (CND) has featured so far for the Spring 2013 shows.
Degas Delight at Christian Siriano
September 8, 2012 – Today’s runway delivered femme pastels and confectionery-toned delight at Christian Siriano‘s Degas ballerina-inspired fashion show. Nails by CND’s Angi Wingle glimmered with pink thanks to CND Grapefruit Sparkle, a shade from CND’s brand new polish line coming out in Spring 2013. Paired with top knots and luminescent cheekbones, this beauty look was truly en pointe.
At Rachel Antonoff, CND’s Candice Manacchio showed why girls just want to have hedge fun at the country club! Three different nail styles paid tribute to the show’s garden party theme: 1) The “Aerial Nail” portrayed a bird’s eye view of Versailles 2) The “Garden Nail” captured the maze-like quality of the winding hedges in the presentation and 3) Clear tips layered with white and tagged with blue & red Sharpies memorialized the friends and family dearest to the designer. Fun fact: it took the CND nail team over 65 hours to hand-detail 600 tips for this show!
At Monique Lhuillier, nails were inspired by reflective aquatic movement. CND’sCandice Manacchio created an illuminated, underwater manicure and pedicure usingCND Lavender Pearl Effect mixed with a few drops of brand new CND polish in Lilac Longing (out in Spring 2013). With turquoise and gold eyeshadow, models looked marine marvelous!
At IMITATION by Tara Subkoff, CND’s Kristina Estabrooks fashioned a “Blown Glass” manicure with swirled and marbleized CND Copper Pearl Effect and CND Colour in Putty. Just as no marbleized nail is alike, the women of this show represented all ages and body types in a reflection on modern day society and female diversity.
BY CANDICE MANACCHIO, REPOSTED FROM ADVICESISTERS.COM