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11 Things You Didn't Know About NYFW Nails
  • Beth Livesay
  • February 23, 2016

We all know brilliant nails are the ultimate accessory for the latest designer fashions, but here's what you don't know about NYFW.

1. Jan is sketchy

CND co-founder and style director Jan Arnold has true atistic talent. These are the sketches she drew of the nails for Libertine.

2. Heather Davis Has Flower Power

CND Education Ambassador Heather Davis admitted she hadn't sculpted flowers before doing them for The Blonds show.

3. Empire state of mind

Zoya lead manicurist Naomi Gonzalez (right, backstage at Marchesa) is the director of education at Empire Beauty School.

4. Deborah's Dedication

Nail tech and business woman Deborah Lippmann flew to New York for back to back shows (Narciso Rodriguez and Brandon Maxwell) immediately after doing Ellie Goulding's nails for the Grammys.

5. Wildflowers in Wonderland

Lauren Wireman didn't travel to New York for Fashion Week, but she did send in these nails for CND to use at The Blonds. The designers liked them so much they requested a pink set too.

6. Eat me

Nail biters rejoice! CND discovered a way to create edible nails. The only catch: the cookies they had in mind were smaller. The bakery they used said this size was the smallest, so the cookies ended up eclipsing the doily stamped nail tips.

7. Lights out

CND had originally wanted the eyes on the Libertine runway to light up. However, designer Johnson Hartig decided at the last minute that the LED lights would take away from the nail color.

8. Once you Pop...

Nail artist and China Glaze lead Miss Pop did the nails at Alice + Olivia. What many don't realize is that Miss Pop has done designer Stacey Bendet's nails before, and is even responsible for creating the Stace Face nail art associated with the brand.

9. Award winning team

Reiko Omae (left), who worked with JINsoon, is the NAHA winner for the nail category.

10. The ultimate accessory

Nail art isn't just for nail tips, as seen at CND for Libertine. Designer Johnson Hartig liked the eye-shaped artwork so much that he decided to have them made into rings and pins so they could be worn off the nail as well.

11. Off with his head

Designer Philippe Blond always has a set of nails with his face on it to wear for The Blonds show.

See a complete rundown of the nails at NYFW here.

Keywords:   celebrity nails     China Glaze     CND     CND at Fashion Week     CND for the Blonds     Deborah Lippmann     Fashion Week     Jan Arnold     Jin Soon Choi     Lauren Wireman     NAHA     Nail art     Zoya  

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