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#NYFW Spring 2015: The hottest nail colour

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white nails spring2015 #NYFW Spring 2015: The hottest nail colourThe graphic, stark white nails at the Kate Spade Spring 2015 show

 Will probably be white. I mean, I’m reaching here (or maybe I’m willing it to come true out of personal obsession), since I’ve only done three shows since touching down in NYC for New York Fashion Week. But when I caught up with high-profile nail artist Deborah Lippmann today, she confirmed my suspicion. “I’m seeing a trend in white, especially different versions of white. Whether it’s white, opalescent or sheer,” she said, while shaping cuticles in flawless half moons, orange stick in hand. When she was painting the nails for Kate Spade (above) she was removing white polish from models’ nails who had arrived from a previous show. She also painted a variation of white—Lancome’s Beige Romance—at Jason Wu a few hours later. Three hours, three versions of white nails? There’s something happening, for sure.

So I asked Lippmann, what’s so covetable about white? You won’t believe her response…

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How to make your nails appear longer in a flash

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make your nails appear longer How to make your nails appear longer in a flashThese almond shape nails for Fall 2014 are what I dream of. Image courtesy of ImaxTree.com.

Still trying to get your nails to grow long enough to finally get that coveted, on-trend almond shape? Join the club – I’ve been trying to get my usual slightly rounded, square-ish nails to do the same. The trick for me is to get them long enough in the first place. Until I finally get to my desired length, Melissa Forrest, nail pro for Sally Hansen, gave me some pointers on how to get my nails to grow faster and, at the very least, fake that they look longer. Here are her three secrets.

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NYFW Fall 2014 Beauty: How to take a better nail photos

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Cushnie et Ochs bks M RF14 4203 729x1024 NYFW Fall 2014 Beauty: How to take a better nail photos

Model Diana Moldovan working her hands at Cushnie et Ochs. Images courtesy Imaxtree.

How good are your #nailfies? Your #nelfies? I’m not sure if I just did something bad. A #nailfie? Nelfie? It’s like a #belfie or more commonly, a #selfie, but for your nails. I’m sorry? Language abuse aside, taking snapshots of our manicures is crazy popular right now, but there’s room for improvement in the art direction and making your mani look its best.

I talked to Jin Soon Choi several times throughout my tenure at NYFW Fall 2014 about all things nail related. This woman is a highly reputable nail artist in the world of fashion (The New York Times labelled her “The Nail Guru”, yet remains so humble and warm (i.e. hugs you at every show, compliments you on your nails, asks how you’re doing and sounds like she truly means it, ect) so bumping into her is always a pleasure. This season she worked on several shows including Vera Wang, Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, Marchesa, Karen Walker and Rag & Bone. Here, Jin’s simple and smart tricks for your best #nailfies/#nelfies yet.

1. Oil it up. “Use a tiny drop of cuticle oil before you take a nail photo. You can also apply a topcoat before that if you want extra shine.”

2. Flat line. “Unless you are holding them against your face (like Diana did, above—but really, we don’t recomm, you should always put your fingers down flat and make your fingers very straight. When you bend the fingers, the nail can look funny. If you want to bend your hands, try holding a nail polish bottle. I take lots of photos that way.”

3. Know your angles. “Angle is also very important too. Try different angles before you post it. You can face it on an angle too. Make sure you have a good angle

4. Two hands or one? “It depends on your prop. If your prop is really crazy, one hand looks elegant. Sometimes when I shoot both hands I don’t show all the fingers—you don’t have to.”

5. Flip it and reverse it: “When you have a really crazy design, make your background  simple, so your nail art can pop. If your nail look is less crazy, you can try a graphic background. The colour shouldn’t match your nails because it will blend too much—always contrast. No matchy matchy!”

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