<p>Designer and industry veteran Tadashi Shoji picked <strong>China Glaze</strong> Innocence, a sheer, pale, pink polish, to adorn models&rsquo; fingers and toenails during the show for his renaissance-themed Spring collection. Manicurist Josephine More and her assistants, Brian Pealer and Cenita Scott, worked behind the scenes on this show.</p>

Designer and industry veteran Tadashi Shoji picked China Glaze Innocence, a sheer, pale, pink polish, to adorn models’ fingers and toenails during the show for his renaissance-themed Spring collection. Manicurist Josephine More and her assistants, Brian Pealer and Cenita Scott, worked behind the scenes on this show.

<p>Roxanne Valinoti created &ldquo;cocktail ring manicures&rdquo; in three categories: the pearl series (shown), the Cartier gold series, and the flower series using a variety of <strong>CND</strong> Colour &amp; Effects combinations accented with fabric and trimmings straight from the Diego Binetti collection.</p>

Roxanne Valinoti created “cocktail ring manicures” in three categories: the pearl series (shown), the Cartier gold series, and the flower series using a variety of CND Colour & Effects combinations accented with fabric and trimmings straight from the Diego Binetti collection.

<p>For the Behnaz Sarafpour show, Roxanne Valinoti created a &ldquo;halo manicure&rdquo; using <strong>CND</strong> Perfectly Bare Colour (available in March 2011) over Silver Chrome, then removed the Colour around the perimeter of the nail for a metallic border.&nbsp;</p>

For the Behnaz Sarafpour show, Roxanne Valinoti created a “halo manicure” using CND Perfectly Bare Colour (available in March 2011) over Silver Chrome, then removed the Colour around the perimeter of the nail for a metallic border. 

<p>Wanda Ruiz used classic, oxblood red Veronica from <strong>CND</strong>&rsquo;s Jason Wu Collection (available in May 2011) for manicures for Wu&rsquo;s show. (Pedicures were done in peachy nude Perfectly Bare Colour to complement a vivid color palette and &rsquo;40s/&rsquo;70s silhouettes.)</p>

Wanda Ruiz used classic, oxblood red Veronica from CND’s Jason Wu Collection (available in May 2011) for manicures for Wu’s show. (Pedicures were done in peachy nude Perfectly Bare Colour to complement a vivid color palette and ’40s/’70s silhouettes.)

<p>For Ruffian, Amanda Fontanarrosa created a diplomatic and uniform-like &ldquo;monogram moon manicure&rdquo; with one coat of <strong>CND</strong> Putty plus one coat of Washed Down White, edged with Blackjack and topped with Air Dry to go with a French Foreign Legion, &rsquo;40s-inspired collection.</p>

For Ruffian, Amanda Fontanarrosa created a diplomatic and uniform-like “monogram moon manicure” with one coat of CND Putty plus one coat of Washed Down White, edged with Blackjack and topped with Air Dry to go with a French Foreign Legion, ’40s-inspired collection.

<p>For The Blonds, Kristina Estabrooks made eye-catching nails with crushed glass and Swarovski crystal combination coatings on top of various <strong>CND</strong> Colour foundations including Girlie Pink, Eclectic Purple, and Anchor Blue.</p>

For The Blonds, Kristina Estabrooks made eye-catching nails with crushed glass and Swarovski crystal combination coatings on top of various CND Colour foundations including Girlie Pink, Eclectic Purple, and Anchor Blue.

<p>For L.A.M.B., Angi Wingle created &ldquo;Van Gogh-blue&rdquo; manicures using a custom blend of <strong>CND</strong> Speedey Top Coat, and Colours in Inkwell, Anchor Blue, and Studio White for a patent leather finish to match bold, African-inspired tribal prints.</p>

For L.A.M.B., Angi Wingle created “Van Gogh-blue” manicures using a custom blend of CND Speedey Top Coat, and Colours in Inkwell, Anchor Blue, and Studio White for a patent leather finish to match bold, African-inspired tribal prints.

<p>For Twinkle, Amanda Fontanarrosa fashioned &ldquo;dollhouse manicures&rdquo; with two coats of <strong>CND</strong> Brilliant White topped with Copper Shimmer and two coats of Super Matte on short, tailored nails.</p>

For Twinkle, Amanda Fontanarrosa fashioned “dollhouse manicures” with two coats of CND Brilliant White topped with Copper Shimmer and two coats of Super Matte on short, tailored nails.

<p><strong>Color Club</strong>&rsquo;s Love &rsquo;Em Leave &rsquo;Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana&rsquo;s runway show.</p>

Color Club’s Love ’Em Leave ’Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana’s runway show.

<p><strong>Color Club</strong>&rsquo;s Love &rsquo;Em Leave &rsquo;Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana&rsquo;s runway show.</p>

Color Club’s Love ’Em Leave ’Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana’s runway show.

<p>For the Yoana Baraschi presentation, Pattie Yankee used <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> East River View for a feminine polished look for hands. (For toes Pattie kept with Yoana&rsquo;s vision of a fierce and free-spirited woman by using Bittersweet, a deep chocolate brown, and New York Slice, a bright coral pink.)&nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

For the Yoana Baraschi presentation, Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva East River View for a feminine polished look for hands. (For toes Pattie kept with Yoana’s vision of a fierce and free-spirited woman by using Bittersweet, a deep chocolate brown, and New York Slice, a bright coral pink.) (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>For the Cushnie et Ochs show, the <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> team created nails that looked as if they&rsquo;d been dipped in gold. The nails were painted with a basic clear base coat and then a gold foil was applied by rubbing it straight onto the nail.&nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

For the Cushnie et Ochs show, the Dashing Diva team created nails that looked as if they’d been dipped in gold. The nails were painted with a basic clear base coat and then a gold foil was applied by rubbing it straight onto the nail. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Pattie Yankee created press-on nails for female models at the Jose Duran show using <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> The Met, a white polish, for a base, and Limo Service, a black polish, to create a chevron French. Male models were also given a similar manicure and pedicure to emulate the androgynous tone. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

Pattie Yankee created press-on nails for female models at the Jose Duran show using Dashing Diva The Met, a white polish, for a base, and Limo Service, a black polish, to create a chevron French. Male models were also given a similar manicure and pedicure to emulate the androgynous tone. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>For the Jeremy Scott show, Pattie Yankee used <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Limo Service, a black polish, then created a matte effect with Make It Matte top coat. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

For the Jeremy Scott show, Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva Limo Service, a black polish, then created a matte effect with Make It Matte top coat. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Inspired by her mixed cultural roots, designer Zero + Maria Cornejo had Pattie Yankee apply <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Fashion Week to models&rsquo; nails for a clean look. To add a little more funk to the toes, Yankee applied Greenpoint Grunge.&nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

Inspired by her mixed cultural roots, designer Zero + Maria Cornejo had Pattie Yankee apply Dashing Diva Fashion Week to models’ nails for a clean look. To add a little more funk to the toes, Yankee applied Greenpoint Grunge. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>The title of Joaqu&iacute;n Tr&iacute;as&rsquo; show was Seized Movement, with a goal of creating a collection that explored the air&rsquo;s effect of clothes. Trias chose a shimmering gunmetal metallic shade for the model&rsquo;s nails called No More Alimony by <strong>Dashing Diva</strong>. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

The title of Joaquín Trías’ show was Seized Movement, with a goal of creating a collection that explored the air’s effect of clothes. Trias chose a shimmering gunmetal metallic shade for the model’s nails called No More Alimony by Dashing Diva. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Fun and funky, Rosa Cha&rsquo;s bright and bold swimwear print coordinated perfectly with the new Spring 2011 <strong>Dashing Diva </strong>polish, East Side Envy.&nbsp; (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

Fun and funky, Rosa Cha’s bright and bold swimwear print coordinated perfectly with the new Spring 2011 Dashing Diva polish, East Side Envy.  (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Nicholas K selected a special mix of khaki brown and cool mint green, as well as <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Concrete Playground, a heather gray polish, Astor Place, a grey/brown mix and Tibi Couture, a light creamy beige. &nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

Nicholas K selected a special mix of khaki brown and cool mint green, as well as Dashing Diva Concrete Playground, a heather gray polish, Astor Place, a grey/brown mix and Tibi Couture, a light creamy beige.  (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Designer Ashleigh Verrier went with a pastel mix of <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Pier 39 polish, a cool minty pastel green, mixed with a touch of white polish to make it lighter.&nbsp; (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

Designer Ashleigh Verrier went with a pastel mix of Dashing Diva Pier 39 polish, a cool minty pastel green, mixed with a touch of white polish to make it lighter.  (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Pattie Yankee and her team applied the silver metallic <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> No More Alimony polish to the models&rsquo; nails at the Farah Angsana show. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>

Pattie Yankee and her team applied the silver metallic Dashing Diva No More Alimony polish to the models’ nails at the Farah Angsana show. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>At an <strong>essie</strong> pop-up salon in the main lobby at Fashion Week, guests were invited to enjoy a signature essie manicure with a top-celebrity manicurist.&nbsp;</p>

At an essie pop-up salon in the main lobby at Fashion Week, guests were invited to enjoy a signature essie manicure with a top-celebrity manicurist. 

<p>Four of <strong>essie</strong>&rsquo;s best-selling shades were available for the essie mini-manis.</p>

Four of essie’s best-selling shades were available for the essie mini-manis.

<p>All models in the Angel Sanchez show wore <strong>Ginger + Liz</strong> polish in Can You Keep A Secret?</p>

All models in the Angel Sanchez show wore Ginger + Liz polish in Can You Keep A Secret?

<p>Celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling (right) poses with an Ebony Magazine reporter who sports <strong>Ginger + Liz</strong> polish in Not On The First Date during the Fashion Week Retreat at Robert Verdi&rsquo;s Luxe Laboratory.</p>

Celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling (right) poses with an Ebony Magazine reporter who sports Ginger + Liz polish in Not On The First Date during the Fashion Week Retreat at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory.

<p>To create a clean, modern look at the Adam show, <strong>Deborah Lippmann</strong> used Naked (available in Spring 2011), a true fresh-toned nude from her eponymous polish line.</p>

To create a clean, modern look at the Adam show, Deborah Lippmann used Naked (available in Spring 2011), a true fresh-toned nude from her eponymous polish line.

<p>At Badgley Mischka, <strong>Deborah Lippmann</strong> applied creamy taupe Fashion as the base and topped it with sky blue Glitter in the Air (available in Spring 2011) to perfectly complement the models&rsquo; silvery blue lids.</p>

At Badgley Mischka, Deborah Lippmann applied creamy taupe Fashion as the base and topped it with sky blue Glitter in the Air (available in Spring 2011) to perfectly complement the models’ silvery blue lids.

<p>At Richie Rich, layering was key. <strong>Deborah Lippmann</strong> (right) gave every nail (all 20 of them) a different look by layering her glitter lacquers.</p>

At Richie Rich, layering was key. Deborah Lippmann (right) gave every nail (all 20 of them) a different look by layering her glitter lacquers.

<p>Lisa Logan applied custom Salmon <strong>Minx</strong> on the fingers and toes of models at Dennis Basso. (Photography by Lisa Logan)</p>

Lisa Logan applied custom Salmon Minx on the fingers and toes of models at Dennis Basso. (Photography by Lisa Logan)

<p>In collaboration with Alice + Olivia&rsquo;s designer Stacey Bendet, <strong>Minx</strong> created custom patterns, including dalmations, flowers, zebras, colored checkerboard, and a variety of other unique patterns and designs. Models were Minxed by Tracylee Percival. (Photography by Tracylee Percival)</p>

In collaboration with Alice + Olivia’s designer Stacey Bendet, Minx created custom patterns, including dalmations, flowers, zebras, colored checkerboard, and a variety of other unique patterns and designs. Models were Minxed by Tracylee Percival. (Photography by Tracylee Percival)

<p>Extreme eyewear and accessories designers CoCo &amp; Breezy offered <strong>Minx</strong> manicures to their guests at their fashion presentation. A Minx bar was set up at the bar and the Polish Bar of Brooklyn applied manicures to the packed crowd while CoCo &amp; Breezy, the twin designers, selected Golden Lightning Cheetah Minx for themselves.&nbsp;(Photography by Starr Blackshere)</p>

Extreme eyewear and accessories designers CoCo & Breezy offered Minx manicures to their guests at their fashion presentation. A Minx bar was set up at the bar and the Polish Bar of Brooklyn applied manicures to the packed crowd while CoCo & Breezy, the twin designers, selected Golden Lightning Cheetah Minx for themselves. (Photography by Starr Blackshere)

<p>At London Fashion Week, <strong>Minx</strong> collaborated with Nails at Work to create one-of-a-kind designs for the show. Models sported Yellow and Green python print and Minxlusion designs on super sharp V-point nails. (Photography by Jonn Dunn)</p>

At London Fashion Week, Minx collaborated with Nails at Work to create one-of-a-kind designs for the show. Models sported Yellow and Green python print and Minxlusion designs on super sharp V-point nails. (Photography by Jonn Dunn)

<p>At Paris Fashion Week, Marian Newman headed the team responsible for the <strong>Minx</strong> at the Alexander McQueen show. &ldquo;Some of the templates created were exact reproductions of the fabrics, while others were a&nbsp;gold version that used the motifs of the fabric, and still other designs were a&nbsp;more &lsquo;natural&rsquo; variation that accessorized the more delicate pieces,&rdquo; said Newman.</p>

At Paris Fashion Week, Marian Newman headed the team responsible for the Minx at the Alexander McQueen show. “Some of the templates created were exact reproductions of the fabrics, while others were a gold version that used the motifs of the fabric, and still other designs were a more ‘natural’ variation that accessorized the more delicate pieces,” said Newman.

<p>A combination of <strong>OPI</strong> Alpine Snow, Chop-sticking to my Story, No Room for the Blues and That&rsquo;s Hot! Pink made for unique square-patterned tips at Z Spoke by Zac Posen.</p>

A combination of OPI Alpine Snow, Chop-sticking to my Story, No Room for the Blues and That’s Hot! Pink made for unique square-patterned tips at Z Spoke by Zac Posen.

<p>Also at Z Spoke by Zac Posen, <strong>OPI</strong> Alpine Snow, The &lsquo;It&rsquo; Color, What&rsquo;s With the Cattitude, Who the Shrek are You? and Black Onyx were used to create a bold cheetah pattern.</p>

Also at Z Spoke by Zac Posen, OPI Alpine Snow, The ‘It’ Color, What’s With the Cattitude, Who the Shrek are You? and Black Onyx were used to create a bold cheetah pattern.

<p>Designer Rebecca Taylor paired her dream-girl soft, yet chic line with <strong>OPI</strong> I&rsquo;m Suzi &amp; I&rsquo;m a Chocoholic for the hands and Barefoot in Barcelona for the feet.</p>

Designer Rebecca Taylor paired her dream-girl soft, yet chic line with OPI I’m Suzi & I’m a Chocoholic for the hands and Barefoot in Barcelona for the feet.

<p><strong>OPI</strong> Samoan Sand adorned nails and toes at the Charlotte Ronson show, where grunge inspirations met floral and sheer fabrics.</p>

OPI Samoan Sand adorned nails and toes at the Charlotte Ronson show, where grunge inspirations met floral and sheer fabrics.

<p>A model at Thakoon wears <strong>Priti NYC</strong> polish in Paperback Maple.</p>

A model at Thakoon wears Priti NYC polish in Paperback Maple.

<p><strong>Priti NYC</strong> frequently custom makes shades for designers at Fashion Week, like the polish colors shown here.</p>

Priti NYC frequently custom makes shades for designers at Fashion Week, like the polish colors shown here.

<p><strong>Zoya</strong> polish in Maura, Pippa, Sasha, and Indigo was used for the Global Glam show.&nbsp; The nails were done by Jackie Saulsbery.</p>

Zoya polish in Maura, Pippa, Sasha, and Indigo was used for the Global Glam show.  The nails were done by Jackie Saulsbery.

<p>For Peter Som, Jackie Saulsbery polished models&rsquo; nails in a blend of <strong>Zoya</strong> colors Kelly with Angel, and Shawn with Angel.</p>

For Peter Som, Jackie Saulsbery polished models’ nails in a blend of Zoya colors Kelly with Angel, and Shawn with Angel.

<p>For Suno, Jackie Saulsbery polished models&rsquo; nails in a blend of <strong>Zoya</strong> Kelly, Angel, Purity, and Snow White.</p>

For Suno, Jackie Saulsbery polished models’ nails in a blend of Zoya Kelly, Angel, Purity, and Snow White.

<p><strong>Cuccio Natural&eacute;</strong> Italy offered luxurious spa manicures to models, designers, journalists, buyers, editors, and fashion art directors at Pret-a-porta Milan, Italy. This is a fashion event where four new designers join four historical designers to come together to make clothing. &ldquo;This was the first time Cuccio Natural&eacute; was able to participate in fashion week and we are very excited with the response,&rdquo; said Tony Cuccio, CEO/president of Cuccio Natural&eacute;.</p>

Cuccio Naturalé Italy offered luxurious spa manicures to models, designers, journalists, buyers, editors, and fashion art directors at Pret-a-porta Milan, Italy. This is a fashion event where four new designers join four historical designers to come together to make clothing. “This was the first time Cuccio Naturalé was able to participate in fashion week and we are very excited with the response,” said Tony Cuccio, CEO/president of Cuccio Naturalé.

<p>During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied <strong>Gelish</strong> in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of&nbsp;California  Market Center)</p>

During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied Gelish in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of California Market Center)

<p>During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied <strong>Gelish</strong> in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of&nbsp;California  Market Center)</p>

During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied Gelish in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of California Market Center)

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<p>Designer and industry veteran Tadashi Shoji picked <strong>China Glaze</strong> Innocence, a sheer, pale, pink polish, to adorn models&rsquo; fingers and toenails during the show for his renaissance-themed Spring collection. Manicurist Josephine More and her assistants, Brian Pealer and Cenita Scott, worked behind the scenes on this show.</p>
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Designer and industry veteran Tadashi Shoji picked China Glaze Innocence, a sheer, pale, pink polish, to adorn models’ fingers and toenails during the show for his renaissance-themed Spring collection. Manicurist Josephine More and her assistants, Brian Pealer and Cenita Scott, worked behind the scenes on this show.

<p>Roxanne Valinoti created &ldquo;cocktail ring manicures&rdquo; in three categories: the pearl series (shown), the Cartier gold series, and the flower series using a variety of <strong>CND</strong> Colour &amp; Effects combinations accented with fabric and trimmings straight from the Diego Binetti collection.</p>
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Roxanne Valinoti created “cocktail ring manicures” in three categories: the pearl series (shown), the Cartier gold series, and the flower series using a variety of CND Colour & Effects combinations accented with fabric and trimmings straight from the Diego Binetti collection.

<p>For the Behnaz Sarafpour show, Roxanne Valinoti created a &ldquo;halo manicure&rdquo; using <strong>CND</strong> Perfectly Bare Colour (available in March 2011) over Silver Chrome, then removed the Colour around the perimeter of the nail for a metallic border.&nbsp;</p>
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For the Behnaz Sarafpour show, Roxanne Valinoti created a “halo manicure” using CND Perfectly Bare Colour (available in March 2011) over Silver Chrome, then removed the Colour around the perimeter of the nail for a metallic border. 

<p>Wanda Ruiz used classic, oxblood red Veronica from <strong>CND</strong>&rsquo;s Jason Wu Collection (available in May 2011) for manicures for Wu&rsquo;s show. (Pedicures were done in peachy nude Perfectly Bare Colour to complement a vivid color palette and &rsquo;40s/&rsquo;70s silhouettes.)</p>
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Wanda Ruiz used classic, oxblood red Veronica from CND’s Jason Wu Collection (available in May 2011) for manicures for Wu’s show. (Pedicures were done in peachy nude Perfectly Bare Colour to complement a vivid color palette and ’40s/’70s silhouettes.)

<p>For Ruffian, Amanda Fontanarrosa created a diplomatic and uniform-like &ldquo;monogram moon manicure&rdquo; with one coat of <strong>CND</strong> Putty plus one coat of Washed Down White, edged with Blackjack and topped with Air Dry to go with a French Foreign Legion, &rsquo;40s-inspired collection.</p>
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For Ruffian, Amanda Fontanarrosa created a diplomatic and uniform-like “monogram moon manicure” with one coat of CND Putty plus one coat of Washed Down White, edged with Blackjack and topped with Air Dry to go with a French Foreign Legion, ’40s-inspired collection.

<p>For The Blonds, Kristina Estabrooks made eye-catching nails with crushed glass and Swarovski crystal combination coatings on top of various <strong>CND</strong> Colour foundations including Girlie Pink, Eclectic Purple, and Anchor Blue.</p>
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For The Blonds, Kristina Estabrooks made eye-catching nails with crushed glass and Swarovski crystal combination coatings on top of various CND Colour foundations including Girlie Pink, Eclectic Purple, and Anchor Blue.

<p>For L.A.M.B., Angi Wingle created &ldquo;Van Gogh-blue&rdquo; manicures using a custom blend of <strong>CND</strong> Speedey Top Coat, and Colours in Inkwell, Anchor Blue, and Studio White for a patent leather finish to match bold, African-inspired tribal prints.</p>
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For L.A.M.B., Angi Wingle created “Van Gogh-blue” manicures using a custom blend of CND Speedey Top Coat, and Colours in Inkwell, Anchor Blue, and Studio White for a patent leather finish to match bold, African-inspired tribal prints.

<p>For Twinkle, Amanda Fontanarrosa fashioned &ldquo;dollhouse manicures&rdquo; with two coats of <strong>CND</strong> Brilliant White topped with Copper Shimmer and two coats of Super Matte on short, tailored nails.</p>
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For Twinkle, Amanda Fontanarrosa fashioned “dollhouse manicures” with two coats of CND Brilliant White topped with Copper Shimmer and two coats of Super Matte on short, tailored nails.

<p><strong>Color Club</strong>&rsquo;s Love &rsquo;Em Leave &rsquo;Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana&rsquo;s runway show.</p>
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Color Club’s Love ’Em Leave ’Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana’s runway show.

<p><strong>Color Club</strong>&rsquo;s Love &rsquo;Em Leave &rsquo;Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana&rsquo;s runway show.</p>
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Color Club’s Love ’Em Leave ’Em was the perfect shade for the contemporary designs of Rolando Santana’s runway show.

<p>For the Yoana Baraschi presentation, Pattie Yankee used <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> East River View for a feminine polished look for hands. (For toes Pattie kept with Yoana&rsquo;s vision of a fierce and free-spirited woman by using Bittersweet, a deep chocolate brown, and New York Slice, a bright coral pink.)&nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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For the Yoana Baraschi presentation, Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva East River View for a feminine polished look for hands. (For toes Pattie kept with Yoana’s vision of a fierce and free-spirited woman by using Bittersweet, a deep chocolate brown, and New York Slice, a bright coral pink.) (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>For the Cushnie et Ochs show, the <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> team created nails that looked as if they&rsquo;d been dipped in gold. The nails were painted with a basic clear base coat and then a gold foil was applied by rubbing it straight onto the nail.&nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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For the Cushnie et Ochs show, the Dashing Diva team created nails that looked as if they’d been dipped in gold. The nails were painted with a basic clear base coat and then a gold foil was applied by rubbing it straight onto the nail. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Pattie Yankee created press-on nails for female models at the Jose Duran show using <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> The Met, a white polish, for a base, and Limo Service, a black polish, to create a chevron French. Male models were also given a similar manicure and pedicure to emulate the androgynous tone. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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Pattie Yankee created press-on nails for female models at the Jose Duran show using Dashing Diva The Met, a white polish, for a base, and Limo Service, a black polish, to create a chevron French. Male models were also given a similar manicure and pedicure to emulate the androgynous tone. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>For the Jeremy Scott show, Pattie Yankee used <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Limo Service, a black polish, then created a matte effect with Make It Matte top coat. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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For the Jeremy Scott show, Pattie Yankee used Dashing Diva Limo Service, a black polish, then created a matte effect with Make It Matte top coat. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Inspired by her mixed cultural roots, designer Zero + Maria Cornejo had Pattie Yankee apply <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Fashion Week to models&rsquo; nails for a clean look. To add a little more funk to the toes, Yankee applied Greenpoint Grunge.&nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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Inspired by her mixed cultural roots, designer Zero + Maria Cornejo had Pattie Yankee apply Dashing Diva Fashion Week to models’ nails for a clean look. To add a little more funk to the toes, Yankee applied Greenpoint Grunge. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>The title of Joaqu&iacute;n Tr&iacute;as&rsquo; show was Seized Movement, with a goal of creating a collection that explored the air&rsquo;s effect of clothes. Trias chose a shimmering gunmetal metallic shade for the model&rsquo;s nails called No More Alimony by <strong>Dashing Diva</strong>. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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The title of Joaquín Trías’ show was Seized Movement, with a goal of creating a collection that explored the air’s effect of clothes. Trias chose a shimmering gunmetal metallic shade for the model’s nails called No More Alimony by Dashing Diva. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Fun and funky, Rosa Cha&rsquo;s bright and bold swimwear print coordinated perfectly with the new Spring 2011 <strong>Dashing Diva </strong>polish, East Side Envy.&nbsp; (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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Fun and funky, Rosa Cha’s bright and bold swimwear print coordinated perfectly with the new Spring 2011 Dashing Diva polish, East Side Envy.  (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Nicholas K selected a special mix of khaki brown and cool mint green, as well as <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Concrete Playground, a heather gray polish, Astor Place, a grey/brown mix and Tibi Couture, a light creamy beige. &nbsp;(Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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Nicholas K selected a special mix of khaki brown and cool mint green, as well as Dashing Diva Concrete Playground, a heather gray polish, Astor Place, a grey/brown mix and Tibi Couture, a light creamy beige.  (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Designer Ashleigh Verrier went with a pastel mix of <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> Pier 39 polish, a cool minty pastel green, mixed with a touch of white polish to make it lighter.&nbsp; (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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Designer Ashleigh Verrier went with a pastel mix of Dashing Diva Pier 39 polish, a cool minty pastel green, mixed with a touch of white polish to make it lighter.  (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>Pattie Yankee and her team applied the silver metallic <strong>Dashing Diva</strong> No More Alimony polish to the models&rsquo; nails at the Farah Angsana show. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)</p>
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Pattie Yankee and her team applied the silver metallic Dashing Diva No More Alimony polish to the models’ nails at the Farah Angsana show. (Photography by Ann Lawlor)

<p>At an <strong>essie</strong> pop-up salon in the main lobby at Fashion Week, guests were invited to enjoy a signature essie manicure with a top-celebrity manicurist.&nbsp;</p>
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At an essie pop-up salon in the main lobby at Fashion Week, guests were invited to enjoy a signature essie manicure with a top-celebrity manicurist. 

<p>Four of <strong>essie</strong>&rsquo;s best-selling shades were available for the essie mini-manis.</p>
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Four of essie’s best-selling shades were available for the essie mini-manis.

<p>All models in the Angel Sanchez show wore <strong>Ginger + Liz</strong> polish in Can You Keep A Secret?</p>
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All models in the Angel Sanchez show wore Ginger + Liz polish in Can You Keep A Secret?

<p>Celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling (right) poses with an Ebony Magazine reporter who sports <strong>Ginger + Liz</strong> polish in Not On The First Date during the Fashion Week Retreat at Robert Verdi&rsquo;s Luxe Laboratory.</p>
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Celebrity manicurist Dawn Sterling (right) poses with an Ebony Magazine reporter who sports Ginger + Liz polish in Not On The First Date during the Fashion Week Retreat at Robert Verdi’s Luxe Laboratory.

<p>To create a clean, modern look at the Adam show, <strong>Deborah Lippmann</strong> used Naked (available in Spring 2011), a true fresh-toned nude from her eponymous polish line.</p>
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To create a clean, modern look at the Adam show, Deborah Lippmann used Naked (available in Spring 2011), a true fresh-toned nude from her eponymous polish line.

<p>At Badgley Mischka, <strong>Deborah Lippmann</strong> applied creamy taupe Fashion as the base and topped it with sky blue Glitter in the Air (available in Spring 2011) to perfectly complement the models&rsquo; silvery blue lids.</p>
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At Badgley Mischka, Deborah Lippmann applied creamy taupe Fashion as the base and topped it with sky blue Glitter in the Air (available in Spring 2011) to perfectly complement the models’ silvery blue lids.

<p>At Richie Rich, layering was key. <strong>Deborah Lippmann</strong> (right) gave every nail (all 20 of them) a different look by layering her glitter lacquers.</p>
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At Richie Rich, layering was key. Deborah Lippmann (right) gave every nail (all 20 of them) a different look by layering her glitter lacquers.

<p>Lisa Logan applied custom Salmon <strong>Minx</strong> on the fingers and toes of models at Dennis Basso. (Photography by Lisa Logan)</p>
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Lisa Logan applied custom Salmon Minx on the fingers and toes of models at Dennis Basso. (Photography by Lisa Logan)

<p>In collaboration with Alice + Olivia&rsquo;s designer Stacey Bendet, <strong>Minx</strong> created custom patterns, including dalmations, flowers, zebras, colored checkerboard, and a variety of other unique patterns and designs. Models were Minxed by Tracylee Percival. (Photography by Tracylee Percival)</p>
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In collaboration with Alice + Olivia’s designer Stacey Bendet, Minx created custom patterns, including dalmations, flowers, zebras, colored checkerboard, and a variety of other unique patterns and designs. Models were Minxed by Tracylee Percival. (Photography by Tracylee Percival)

<p>Extreme eyewear and accessories designers CoCo &amp; Breezy offered <strong>Minx</strong> manicures to their guests at their fashion presentation. A Minx bar was set up at the bar and the Polish Bar of Brooklyn applied manicures to the packed crowd while CoCo &amp; Breezy, the twin designers, selected Golden Lightning Cheetah Minx for themselves.&nbsp;(Photography by Starr Blackshere)</p>
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Extreme eyewear and accessories designers CoCo & Breezy offered Minx manicures to their guests at their fashion presentation. A Minx bar was set up at the bar and the Polish Bar of Brooklyn applied manicures to the packed crowd while CoCo & Breezy, the twin designers, selected Golden Lightning Cheetah Minx for themselves. (Photography by Starr Blackshere)

<p>At London Fashion Week, <strong>Minx</strong> collaborated with Nails at Work to create one-of-a-kind designs for the show. Models sported Yellow and Green python print and Minxlusion designs on super sharp V-point nails. (Photography by Jonn Dunn)</p>
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At London Fashion Week, Minx collaborated with Nails at Work to create one-of-a-kind designs for the show. Models sported Yellow and Green python print and Minxlusion designs on super sharp V-point nails. (Photography by Jonn Dunn)

<p>At Paris Fashion Week, Marian Newman headed the team responsible for the <strong>Minx</strong> at the Alexander McQueen show. &ldquo;Some of the templates created were exact reproductions of the fabrics, while others were a&nbsp;gold version that used the motifs of the fabric, and still other designs were a&nbsp;more &lsquo;natural&rsquo; variation that accessorized the more delicate pieces,&rdquo; said Newman.</p>
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At Paris Fashion Week, Marian Newman headed the team responsible for the Minx at the Alexander McQueen show. “Some of the templates created were exact reproductions of the fabrics, while others were a gold version that used the motifs of the fabric, and still other designs were a more ‘natural’ variation that accessorized the more delicate pieces,” said Newman.

<p>A combination of <strong>OPI</strong> Alpine Snow, Chop-sticking to my Story, No Room for the Blues and That&rsquo;s Hot! Pink made for unique square-patterned tips at Z Spoke by Zac Posen.</p>
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A combination of OPI Alpine Snow, Chop-sticking to my Story, No Room for the Blues and That’s Hot! Pink made for unique square-patterned tips at Z Spoke by Zac Posen.

<p>Also at Z Spoke by Zac Posen, <strong>OPI</strong> Alpine Snow, The &lsquo;It&rsquo; Color, What&rsquo;s With the Cattitude, Who the Shrek are You? and Black Onyx were used to create a bold cheetah pattern.</p>
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Also at Z Spoke by Zac Posen, OPI Alpine Snow, The ‘It’ Color, What’s With the Cattitude, Who the Shrek are You? and Black Onyx were used to create a bold cheetah pattern.

<p>Designer Rebecca Taylor paired her dream-girl soft, yet chic line with <strong>OPI</strong> I&rsquo;m Suzi &amp; I&rsquo;m a Chocoholic for the hands and Barefoot in Barcelona for the feet.</p>
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Designer Rebecca Taylor paired her dream-girl soft, yet chic line with OPI I’m Suzi & I’m a Chocoholic for the hands and Barefoot in Barcelona for the feet.

<p><strong>OPI</strong> Samoan Sand adorned nails and toes at the Charlotte Ronson show, where grunge inspirations met floral and sheer fabrics.</p>
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OPI Samoan Sand adorned nails and toes at the Charlotte Ronson show, where grunge inspirations met floral and sheer fabrics.

<p>A model at Thakoon wears <strong>Priti NYC</strong> polish in Paperback Maple.</p>
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A model at Thakoon wears Priti NYC polish in Paperback Maple.

<p><strong>Priti NYC</strong> frequently custom makes shades for designers at Fashion Week, like the polish colors shown here.</p>
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Priti NYC frequently custom makes shades for designers at Fashion Week, like the polish colors shown here.

<p><strong>Zoya</strong> polish in Maura, Pippa, Sasha, and Indigo was used for the Global Glam show.&nbsp; The nails were done by Jackie Saulsbery.</p>
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Zoya polish in Maura, Pippa, Sasha, and Indigo was used for the Global Glam show.  The nails were done by Jackie Saulsbery.

<p>For Peter Som, Jackie Saulsbery polished models&rsquo; nails in a blend of <strong>Zoya</strong> colors Kelly with Angel, and Shawn with Angel.</p>
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For Peter Som, Jackie Saulsbery polished models’ nails in a blend of Zoya colors Kelly with Angel, and Shawn with Angel.

<p>For Suno, Jackie Saulsbery polished models&rsquo; nails in a blend of <strong>Zoya</strong> Kelly, Angel, Purity, and Snow White.</p>
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For Suno, Jackie Saulsbery polished models’ nails in a blend of Zoya Kelly, Angel, Purity, and Snow White.

<p><strong>Cuccio Natural&eacute;</strong> Italy offered luxurious spa manicures to models, designers, journalists, buyers, editors, and fashion art directors at Pret-a-porta Milan, Italy. This is a fashion event where four new designers join four historical designers to come together to make clothing. &ldquo;This was the first time Cuccio Natural&eacute; was able to participate in fashion week and we are very excited with the response,&rdquo; said Tony Cuccio, CEO/president of Cuccio Natural&eacute;.</p>
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Cuccio Naturalé Italy offered luxurious spa manicures to models, designers, journalists, buyers, editors, and fashion art directors at Pret-a-porta Milan, Italy. This is a fashion event where four new designers join four historical designers to come together to make clothing. “This was the first time Cuccio Naturalé was able to participate in fashion week and we are very excited with the response,” said Tony Cuccio, CEO/president of Cuccio Naturalé.

<p>During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied <strong>Gelish</strong> in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of&nbsp;California  Market Center)</p>
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During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied Gelish in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of California Market Center)

<p>During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied <strong>Gelish</strong> in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of&nbsp;California  Market Center)</p>
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During the Contemporary Collections Runway Show during LA Fashion Market at the California Market Center, manicurists Kimmie Kyees and Melanie McCulley applied Gelish in Desert Sand, Tassles, and Simply Sheer. (Photography courtesy of California Market Center)

Clean neutral nails returned to the runways of New York Spring Fashion Week, though a few designers opted for bold colors and unique nail art looks. This gallery is an expanded version of the article in the February 2011 issue of NAILS Magazine. Photos where a city isn’t identified were taken during New York Fashion Week. To submit your own Fashion Week photos for NAILS online and print consideration, e-mail photos with captions to Sree.Roy@bobit.com.

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