NOV 2014

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96 DAYSPA | NOVEMBER 2014 IN THE NEWS NAILS Everything from sherbet-inspired hues to classic neutrals made their way onto Spring/Summer 2015 runways. Nail art may be here to stay: manicures featuring intricate patterns, double French tips and negative, unpainted space were easy to spot. Those looking for more simplistic NYFW inspiration can turn to matte top coats, which were popular across dozens of catwalks. Over the top is an understatement to describe the "Gangsta Genie" theme of The Blond's collection, which captured headlines with bodysuits covered in endless sequins, sparkle and beads. For the show, CND created innovative 3D nails that reportedly took 500 hours to create in the brand's Design Lab. The lavish manicures incorporated more than 10,000 stones, gems and jewels, plus unconventional materials that included filigrees, oversized gold chains, medallions, tassels, lace and porcelain. OPI's runway sponsorships included Azede Jean-Pierre, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Charlotte Ronson, Dion Lee, J. Mendel, Jeremy Scott, L.A.M.B. and Reem Acra. For Jeremy Scott, each model's hand featured a different mix of the brand's bright neon hues, which were applied using a dry brush technique for a rough, hand-painted look. On the Dion Lee runway, models showcased bright silver-metallic polish from OPI's Coca-Cola partnership. A nude, latticed French manicure using OPI's My Vampire is Buff turned simplicity into elegance at the Azede Jean-Pierre show. Essie also held a large NYFW presence—the brand's nail artists paired with designers Alexander Wang, Delpozo, Diane von Furstenberg, DKNY and Rebecca Minkoff, among nearly a dozen others. Coral half-moons, reminiscent of a rising sun, dotted the runway at the Delpozo show. With Rebecca Minkoff's 3D prints as inspiration, nail artist Michelle Saunders created freehand watercolor nail art using Bikini So Teeny, Turquoise & Caicos and Lollipop. Wes Gordon's show utilized Essie classics such as Sand Tropez and Imported Bubbly to create manicures that emulated breezy linens to match the designer's muted palette. South African designer David Tlale's collection was complemented by four eye-popping colors from Cuccio Colour: A Kiss in Paris, Red Eye to Shanghai, Red Lights in Amsterdam and Electric Orange. DEGAN's models donned China Glaze shades that captured the psychedelic feel of the designers' collection: At Vase Value, Sun of a Peach and Pop the Trunk combined into a kaleidoscope of color in marble manicures. The American International Industry's brand also gilded the runway with a gold ombre at Project Runway finalist Michael Costello's show at the Lincoln Center Pavilion. CHINA GLAZE ESSIE CND CND CUCCIO COLOUR ESSIE OPI OPI CHINA GLAZE The Runway Report

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