Miss Ladyfinger at Reem Acra
For New York Fashion Week Fall 2013, we couldn’t have landed a better nail correspondent (put that title on a business card!). Taryn Multack, the genius behind Miss Ladyfinger, initially started her blog as a way to translate fashion trends to manicures. Since those early days, she’s partnered with top designers and brands. She’ll be reporting all next season’s must-try hues and designs.
If you’re craving a new nail look but can’t bring yourself to give up your go-to products (trust me, I can’t!), New York Fashion Week unveiled a way to get a brand-new look using your favorite polishes.
Backstage at Reem Acra, two iconic Essie polishes combined and layered to create a manicure that matched the dark red lips the models were sporting. One of Essie’s lead manicurists, Gina Edwards, created the look using Bordeaux and Sole Mate. “Start with two coats of Bordeaux, followed by two coats of Sole Mate and you’re good to go,” she explained. “The red comes through the deep purple, creating a powerful statement.”
Takeaway: Customize your own shades using polishes you already own. The effect is subtle, dimensional, and a great way to amp up your favorite colors.
Read all of Taryn’s posts (and watch her too-cute polka dot tutorial!). For more behind-the-scenes coverage of NYFW Fall 2013, check out the Birchbox Fashion Week site.