I love that nails and nail art have become such a big part of fashion week. It’s so interesting to see what nails designers and manicurists create to accompany each collection. Each season I have my favorites- manicures that just blow my mind! Take a look at my top picks below and let me know in the comments which one you like best!

Kate Spade- Kate Spade certainly knows how to bring the cute factor and I’m dying over these gingham nails- so sweet.

Tracy Reese- These color-blocked nails are so fun and look like they wouldn’t be too hard to replicate!

The Blonds- How amazing are these nails?! I love this twist on the caviar manicure (and how they look a little dangerous too!).

Ruffian- They used delicate gold appliqués on some of the nails (like chic doilies on a miniature scale).

Binetti- Uhhh, I’ve never seen anything like this before! They created a triple-tier manicure for an oyster effect- see the tiny little pearls sandwiched between each layer?

Rachel Antonoff- These clear tips are so cool! I must figure out if this can be DIYed.

Prabal Gurung- Creeeeepy! These blood-dripped nails were created by manicurists from Sally Hansen.

Katie Gallagher- This is such a beautiful design and so glamorous. I’m definitely a fan of this black and gold combination.

Joy Cioci- This manicure is so ethereal and almost looks crystallized to me- simply beautiful.

On September 21, 2012 · 10 Comments · In Beauty, Nails, NYFW
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  • Yanira Michelle

    I love the gingham! Apparently all you need is strips of tape. I’m excited to try it out :)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Oh, awesome! Let me know if you do end up giving it a try!

  • http://profiles.google.com/hopeshores Hope Shores

    They’re all Lana del Ray nails! I guess I’m going to have to figure out how to file mine into points…

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Oh you’re right, I didn’t even realize until you pointed it out!

  • M

    REALLY amazing nail jobs!


    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Agreed, these nail artists are so talented!

  • http://iamchiconthecheap.com/ Lyddiegal

    These nail designs are really wild – and i’m surprised to see most of them SO LONG! I don’t like it. They creep me out. (and I used to wear my own nails that long years ago. i cringe at the thought)

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Yeah, I don’t like them quite that long either. I also prefer mine to be more square, instead of pointy like these are.

  • http://delayedmissives.com/ Alex Elizabeth

    I thought the nails were super cool this season. But some of them are so impractically time consuming… I heard the Rodarte ones took like two hours to make each set, and then they still had to be put on models the day of the show!

    • http://starcrossedsmile.com/ Nnenna

      Wow, that is a crazy long time x however many models they have!