06 February 2014

Essie at NYFW 2014

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It’s that time of year again – New York Fashion Week!  Keep coming back to this post as I will continuously update it as I receive information from Essie.  For up to the minute coverage, check out: #essieNYFW for everything fashionable backstage, and #essielook to see  designer nail looks!
 
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Naeem Khan Fall/Winter 2014

To tie in the gold accents found throughout Naeem Khan’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection, Julie Kandalec for Essie created a luxe, red-carpet ready gold nail by layering Good As Gold (2012 Mirror Metallics) and Shifting Power (Winter 2008).

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Nanette Lepore

Michelle Saunders for essie created a half dark pewter, half deep plum nail design to complement Nanette Lepore’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection.

Get the look:
1. Apply First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Chinchilly to three quarters of the right side of the nail.
3. Next, layer one coat of Berry Naughty over Chinchilly to create the deep purple color.
4. Then, apply Over The Edge to the to the left side of the nail, covering the remainder of the nail.
5. Finish with Good To Go Top Coat.

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Reed Krakoff Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by the fabrics found in Reed Krakoff’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection, Michelle Saunders for Essie opted for a vamp-colored nail for the feet. For the hands, she created a buff, nude nail by layering Mademoiselle and Matte About You.

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Jenny Packham Fall/Winter 2014

Michelle Saunders for essie was inspired by the jewelry and elaborately beaded gowns in Jenny Packham’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection. For the nail, she created an embellished ring finger accent design that resembled the Solaris necklace from the runway.

Get the look:
1. Apply First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Once dry, apply two coats of Mademoiselle to all nails
3. On ring fingers only, dip a bobby pin into Wrapped in Rubies (Winter 2007) and create medium-sized circle in the middle of the nail.
4. To begin forming the Solaris look, dip a bobby pin into Wrapped in Rubies and create small dots around the center circle.
5. Next, dip a bobby pin into Penny Talk (2012 Mirror Metallics) to create small dots beside each red dot.
6. Then, dip a bobby pin in Hors D'oeuvres (Holiday 2013) and fill in between so all of the dots connect.
7. Finally, take a small nail art brush dipped in Lots of Lux (Holiday 2013) to create the small pear-shaped designs on the outer edges to form the points of the Solaris.
8. Finish with Good To Go Top Coat.

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Alice + Olivia Fall/Winter 2014

Stacey Bendet’s fairytale inspired Alice + Olivia collection was filled with textured metallic fabrics, exotic fur pieces and oversized knits. To complement the bohemian glamour vibe, Miss Pop Nails for essie created two dark, gold accented nail looks.

Get the look:
1. Apply First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Next, apply two layers of Licorice.
3. To apply the gold dots, dip a nail dotting tool in Good As Gold (2012 Mirror Metallics) and carefully apply a medium-sized dot at the center tip of the nail and two smaller dots on each side.
4. At the base of the nail, dip the dotting tool in Good As Gold and apply a medium-sized dot at the center edge of the nail and five smaller dots surrounding it.
5. Finish with Good To Go Top Coat.

Tip: If you don’t have a nail dotting tool, use the end of a bobby pin!

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Wes Gordon Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by the textures and bold colors from Wes Gordon’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection, Rita Remark for essie created an edgy, wicked tipped French manicure.

Get the look:
1. Apply Ridge Filling Base Coat to clean, filed nails
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Penny Talk (2012 Mirror Metallics).
3. Next, apply one coat of Bordeaux.
4. Then, apply Matte About You.
5. Using Wicked, brush on a neat arc across the edge of the nail and let dry

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Donna Karan Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by the chic, black military silhouettes in Donna Karan’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection, Michelle Saunders for Essie created a gorgeous peachy nude nail by layering Ridge Filling Base Coat and Spin the Bottle, a new shade from Essie's spring collection launching in March.

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Milly Fall/Winter 2014

Milly’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection was inspired by the movement, discipline and beauty of ballet dancers. Michelle Saunders of Essie created a soft pink nail look with a peach tint by layering Cocktails & Coconuts (Resort 2014), Mademoiselle and Ridge Filling Base Coat (to create the peach tint) topped off with Good To Go Top Coat.

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Carolina Herrera Fall/Winter 2014

Michelle Saunders of Essie created a classic nail look for Carolina Herrera’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection by layering two coats of Ballet Slippers. The shade was chosen as it is flattering on all skin tones.

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Mathieu Mirano Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by Mathieu Mirano’s sharp leather styles and Christian Louboutin shoes from the runway, Miss Pop for Essie created an edgy yet feminine black and red nail look by applying two coats of Bordeaux to the right side of the nail (covering a quarter of the nail) then applying two coats of Licorice to fill in the remaining left side of the nail.

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Opening Ceremony Fall/Winter 2014

Opening Ceremony’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection was filled with asymmetrical styles in rich green, blue and gray tones. Naomi Yasuda for Essie created three negative space diagonal nail designs to complement the looks.

Get the look:
1. Apply First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Aruba Blue, Go Overboard (Spring 2012) or Master Plan (Retail Exclusive) to the pinky on left hand and ring finger on right hand.
3. Next, apply preferred polish shade at an angle across each additional nail and fill in the space to make a diagonal design (each nail from the thumb to ring finger should have a different ratio of color natural nail).
4. Finish with Good To Go Top Coat.

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DKNY Fall/Winter 2014

DKNY’s Fall/Winter ‘14 collection was heavily influenced by urban street style and the gray cement color of city sidewalks. Michelle Saunders for Essie created three nail looks for the runway: a statement, inverted French manicure (below), as well as two neutral options with classic Essie polishes, Blanc and Mademoiselle (not pictured).

Get the look: inverted French manicure
1. Apply First Base Base Coat to clean, filed nails.
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Blanc to the entire nail.
3. Next, apply Smokin’ Hot (Winter 2010) to the center of the nail, leaving a thin, white arc around the
entire base of the nail.
4. Then, brush on a layer of Allure (adding this layer created the cement color).
5. Finish with Essie Matte About You.

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Herve Leger Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by a mixture of fantasy and reality, Herve Leger’s Fall/Winter ’14 collection included a range of bandage dresses, arctic furs and exotic feathers. To complement the playful pieces, Julie Kandalec for Essie created a matte, mauve nail with Essie Lady Like (Fall 2011) topped off with Essie Matte About You.

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Alexander Wang Fall/Winter 2014

To complement Alexander Wang’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection based on survival and extreme conditions, Michelle Saunders for Essie created a chalky, soft beige nail by layering two classic colors, Sand Tropez (Spring 2011) and Mademoiselle, under Essie Matte About You.

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Fall/Winter 2014

Nellie Partow’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection boasted an array of neutral and pastel-colored fabrics in chic silhouettes. To complement the pieces, Rita Remark for essie created two soft, layered nail looks.  All looks start by applying Ridge Filling Base Coat to nails.

Look one: Sandy beige (left)
1. Apply one coat of Sand Tropez (Spring 2011).
2. Once dry, apply one coat of Allure.
3. Finish with Good To Go Top Coat.

Look two: Soft Pink (right)
1. Next, apply one coat of Sand Tropez (Spring 2011).
2. Once dry, apply two coats of Spaghetti Strap (Summer 2006).
4. Finish with Good To Go Top Coat.

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Monique Lhuillier Fall/Winter 2014

Taking inspiration from the feminine pieces in Monique Lhuillier’s Fall/Winter ‘14 collection, Julie Kandalec for Essie created a sheer, pastel pink nail reminiscent of cherry blossoms using Essie Muchi Muchi.  The nail color pops against the lightest pink found throughout the designer’s collection.

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Jill Stuart Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by the “it girls” of today and Parisian gritty-chic style, Jill Stuart’s collection was designed with a reformed rock n’roll wild child in mind. Rita Remark for essie created an updated nude nail that was soft and effortless with an edgy matte finish using Essie Matte About You over Allure (Summer 2002).

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Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan Fall/Winter 2014

Heavily influenced by the witching hour and American Horror Story: Coven, Emerson's FW '14 collection breaks the mold for fall with fabrics that include slashes, cutouts and negative space. Miss Pop Nails for Essie worked closely with Emerson designer, Jackie Fraser-Swan, to create three distinct, creative nail looks inspired by the collection.  All looks start by applying Ridge Filling Base Coat to nails.

Look 1: “Shattered Mirror”
1. Once the base coat dries, apply one coat of Licorice and let completely dry.
2. Take a dry brush and create a shattered effect with No Place Like Home Chrome (Summer 2012).
3. Finish the look with one coat of Good To Go Top Coat.

Look 2: “Negative Space Knit”
1. Cut a thin V-­-shaped piece of painters tape and apply to the center of each nail.
2. Next, apply one coat of Licorice over the entire nail.
3. Once dry, take a piece of paper towel, apply a small amount of Master Plan (Retail Exclusive) and gently dab polish onto each nail to create a textured look.
4. Lastly, peel off the painters tape and apply a coat of Good To Go Top Coat.

Look 3: “Eclipse”
1. Once dry, cut a thin V-­-shaped piece of painters tape and apply horizontally on each nail.
2. Next, apply one coat of Lilacism (Spring 2010) to the bottom portion of the nail, as well as one coat of licorice to the top half of the nail.
3. Lastly, peel off the painters tape and apply a coat of Good To Go Top Coat.

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Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2014

Taking inspiration from classic menswear, Rebecca Minkoff’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection infused tailored silhouettes with soft, feminine pieces.  To complement the collection, Michelle Saunders for Essie put a bold, modern twist on a classic French manicure using Bahama Mama (Summer 2007) as the base color and Midnight Cami (Fall 2009) on tips.

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Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014

Vibrant red, black and neutral colors played an important role in the Helmut Lang Fall/Winter 2014 collection. Julie Kandalec for Essie created a chic nude by layering Allure and Ridge Filling Base Coat over Adore-A-Ball (Summer 2002) to give a slightly sandy hue to the final color.

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Costello Tagliapietra Fall/Winter 2014

Inspired by the designers’ favorite Sci-Fi and fantasy heroines, the collection tells an imaginary tale of power and strength. To play up the colorful palette, Julie Kandalec for Essie opted for deep berry-colored nails with a matte finish using Essie Berry Naughty followed by Essie Matte About You.

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Lisa Perry Fall/Winter 2014

Lisa Perry’s Fall/Winter 2014 presentation was inspired by dramatic volume and shape. To complement the brightly colored garments and textured metallic fabrics featured throughout the collection, Casey Herman for essie created a high-shine, silver nail look using Essie No Place Like Home Chrome (Summer 2012).

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Veronica Beard Fall/Winter 2014 

Veronica Beard’s Fall/Winter 2014 collection was inspired by 1970’s glamour with heavy reference to David Bowie and the glam rock movement.  Julie Kandalec for Essie created a layered nail look to compliment the designer’s retro-looking fabrics and flamboyant prints by layering Essie Meet Me at Sunset (Summer 2011) over Mink Muffs (Fall 2009).

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