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Our Top 5 Fashion Week Manicures

New York Fashion Week might have come to an end, but we’re still gushing over our favorite manicures from the fall 2012 shows. We wanted to round up the highlights, so we came up with the five standouts that have inspired us to test out new designs.

Show: threeASFOUR

The Look: Gorgeous lacey, spider web nails by Color Club that were created to match the laser-cut pieces. Lead manicurist Alicia Torello used a specially made dove gray nail art pen to draw tiny stripes back and forth free-hand over the nail, mimicking the unique, romantic feel of lace. 

Show:  Rachel Antonoff

The Look: Bright red nails with floral designs that matched the fern pattern found throughout the collection. CND artist Candice Manacchio used Flashpoint to create a red base and then took a nail art brush, dipped in Brilliant White and Anchor Blue, to design the flowers.

Show: Katie Gallagher

The Look: Using a shade of green custom made for Gallagher, Color Club lead manicurist Fleury Rose painted 350 decals with the hue, followed by a matte top coat in advance of the show. On the day of, she furiously glued them to models’ hands and then finished the look by adding a gold border around the nails, a technique that she called “picture framing.”

Show: Charlotte Ronson

The Look: Color Club created a custom purple shade base color for Ronson, which closely matched several pieces in the collection. Nail techs then added black French tips to give the manicure an edge.

Show: Kate Spade

The Look: Celebrity manicurist Deborah Lippmann painted hundreds of press-on almond-shape nails in advance of the presentation using Fade to Black and then “hap-haphazardly” applied dots with I’m Not Innocent, an opaque peach shade.

Miss fashion week? Don’t worry. You can catch up by checking out all of our fall 2012 coverage here.

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