September 19, 2013
This season, designers express the many moods of fall with skillfully arranged collections that will enhance and enliven consumer outlooks as the colder months set in.
August 14, 2013
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Inspiration is only a page-turn away.
August 9, 2013
Similar to the photography genre of the same name, this trend offers the sexiness of tasteful lingerie.
July 11, 2013
The Illustrated Nail's illustrator-tunred manicurist, Sophie, creates Minnie Mouse-inspired designs with OPI's Couture de Minnie polish collection.
June 22, 2013
No longer solely relegated to stockings, this open mesh design resembling a fishing net looks great in a variety of fashion and beauty applications.
June 20, 2013
Nail art ideas can come from real-life (and fantasy) places.
May 15, 2013
Combine these two classics in eye-catching and frequently geometric designs to make them a modern favorite.
May 14, 2013
Los Angeles-based nail tech Britney Tokyo shares her tips for making 10 different nails look like one solid masterpiece.
April 22, 2013
Resembling simple strokes of a brush from a painter’s hand, this runway trend translates perfectly to the blank canvas of a solid-colored nail plate
March 25, 2013
Attaching a small piece of stone, glass, or similar material to fabric or other medium as an accent
March 8, 2013
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We asked attendees at the ISSE show: "What inspired your nail art look?" Here's what they said.
February 26, 2013
“This season’s color palette emphasizes this need for balance, while at the same time allowing for individuality, self-expression, and excitement," says Leatrice Eiseman of the Pantone Color Institute.
February 11, 2013
Similar to denim but lighter, this classic linen-finished cotton cloth is seeing a resurgence on the fashion runways.
December 17, 2012
Inspired by the Far East, this style translates to the West in such exotic flourishes as obi belts, kimono sleeves, and origami pleating.
November 27, 2012
A counter movement to the recessionista fashion trends, these are gilded and heavily ornamented designs.
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