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11 Exclusive Looks Backstage with Essie at New York Fashion Week

11 Exclusive Looks Backstage with Essie at New York Fashion Week

02.18.13

By Elma

Want to duplicate the nail trends of New York Fashion Week? Look no further! Essie gave us an exclusive backstage look at the creation of 11 different manicures selected to match the new Fall 2013 for each of these top fashion designers.

[Images: Essie]

  • Billy Reid

    These deep red nails give a passionate pulse to designer Bill Reid's woodsy collection.

    Designer: 
    Billy Reid

    Runway Trends:
    A cool contemporary balance between elegance and country chic, reminiscent of the different types of wood that nature has to offer.

    Essie Colors:
    bordeaux
    berry hard

    Get the Look:
    Apply first base base coat followed by one coat of bordeaux and another of berry hard. Give it shine with good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 1 OF 11
  • Costello Tagliapietra

    These lavender nails add sparkle to any occasion. 

    Designer:
    Costello Tagliapietra

    Runway Trends:
    This season Costello Tagliapietra eased us into Fall with gorgeous
    floral prints and colorful flowy jerseys. Perfect for the city-girl.

    Colors:
    first base base coat 
    nothing else metals 
    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Apply first base base coat followed by two coats of nothing else metals. Seal the deal withgood to go top coat.

    SLIDE 2 OF 11
  • Helmut Lang

    Create this nude mani to match any outfit.

    Designer: 
    Helmut Lang

    Runway Trends: 
    The collection was inspired by Picasso’s Cubism movement. Sharp angles and bold lines for a strong look.

    Colors:
    first base base coat
    sand tropez
    matte about you

    Get the Look:
    Top your base coat with two layers of sand tropez. Finish the look with matte about you for a fresh take on neutral.

    SLIDE 3 OF 11
  • Monique Lhuillier

    Add the sparkle of deep jewel tones to your ensemble. 

    Designer: 
    Monique Lhuillier

    Runway Trends:
    A sensual collection infused with intense tones like malachite green, oxblood red and amethyst - mixing the dramatic with Art Deco. Beautiful beaded fabrics and swingy sheer overlays embody the quintessential essence of Hollywood glamour.

    Colors:
    Manicure: over the top 
    Pedicure: stylenomics

    Get the Look:
    Manicure: Start off with first base base coat followed by two coats of over the top. Finish with good to go top coat.
    Pedicure: Begin with first base base coat, follow with two coats of stylenomics. Seal the deal with good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 4 OF 11
  • Phillip Lim

    Let a nude mani take center stage with a metallic pedicure as a sparkly surprise!

    Designer:
    Phillip Lim

    Runway Trends:
    This season’s collection is all about eclectic style and easy, chic looks. Full of plaids, patchwork and fur accents for the modern-day woman.

    Colors:
    Manicure: sand tropez
    Pedicure: no place like chromeover the top

    Get the Look:
    Manicure: Prep your nail with ridge filling base coat, followed by two coats of sand tropez. Finish the look with a swipe of good to go top coat.
    Pedicure: Start with a coat of ridge filling base coat, followed by one coat of no place like chrome. Apply one coat of over the top and a final touch of good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 5 OF 11
  • Chado Ralph Rucci

    This baby pink mani adds a soft touch to a bold look.

    Designer:
    Chado Ralph Rucci

    Runway Trends:
    A galactic inspired collection with elaborately embroidered beaded and laced dresses, cashmere ensembles and chestnut wool crepe suits in striking, bold hues.

    Colors:
    first base base coat

    mademoiselle


    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Start with a coat of first base base coat followed by one coat of mademoiselle. Finish the look with a coat of good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 6 OF 11
  • Reem Acra

    Vamp it up with this dark and deadly mani.

    Designer:
    Reem Acra

    Runway Trends:

    The designer’s recent trip to Japan was the inspiration for this collection. A gorgeous mix of rich reds and luxe textures like embroidery and appliqués.

    Colors:
    first base base coat 
    bordeaux
    sole mate
    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Start with first base base coat. Apply two layers of bordeaux topped with a coat of sole mate. Finish the look with good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 7 OF 11
  • Rebecca Minkoff

    This wild marbled mani has it all: bold blue, bright yellow, metallic details, and a touch of teal.

    Designer: 
    Rebecca Minkoff

    Runway Trends:
    Rebecca’s Fall collection was inspired by the night sky and every woman’s inner rocker girl. A perfect mix of chic and edgy.

    Colors:
    as gold as it gets 
    penny talk
    go overboard 
    blue rhapsody 
    aruba blue

    Get the Look:
    Apply each shade in small dots, starting with the darkest shade. Finish the look by swirling the colors together with a thin paintbrush and a layer of top coat.

    SLIDE 8 OF 11
  • Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

    Mix naughty and nice with these nails from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's designer line, The Row.

    Designer:
    Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

    Runway Trends:

    A delightful indulgence of elegance proves that the devil is in the details. Touches of pearls subtly mixed with silk jacquards for a 1930esque look.

    Colors:
    Manicure: mademoiselle
    Pedicure: ridge filling base coat, devil’s advocate, forever young, good to go

    Get the Look:
    Manicure: Prep nails with ridge filling base coat, add one coat of mademoiselle, top the look with matte about you.
    Pedicure: Start with ridge filling base coat use two coats of either devil’s advocate orforever young (to match shoes). Finish with good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 9 OF 11
  • Wes Gordon

    Mix brown and black to get a uniquely dark nail.

    Designer:
    Wes Gordon

    Runway Trends:
    Jewel tones as the backdrop to vibrant yellow double faced satin master pieces, from a brocade mens suit to an opera cape gave us a taste for the dramatic.

    Colors:
    protein base coat

    wicked


    bordeaux


    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Prep your nails with the protein base coat. Apply one coat of wicked followed by one coat of bordeaux. Seal the deal with good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 10 OF 11
  • Zac Posen

    Show off your dark side with this vampy mani.

    Designer:

    Zac Posen

    Runway Trends:
    This collection is all about long, lean silhouettes. Simply classic and elegant and full of rich plum tones.

    Colors:
    first base base coat

    carry on


    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Start off with a coat of first base base coat, followed with two coats of carry on. Finish with a layer of good to go top coat.

    SLIDE 11 OF 11
  • Billy Reid

    These deep red nails give a passionate pulse to designer Bill Reid's woodsy collection.

    Designer: 
    Billy Reid

    Runway Trends:
    A cool contemporary balance between elegance and country chic, reminiscent of the different types of wood that nature has to offer.

    Essie Colors:
    bordeaux
    berry hard

    Get the Look:
    Apply first base base coat followed by one coat of bordeaux and another of berry hard. Give it shine with good to go top coat.

  • Costello Tagliapietra

    These lavender nails add sparkle to any occasion. 

    Designer:
    Costello Tagliapietra

    Runway Trends:
    This season Costello Tagliapietra eased us into Fall with gorgeous
    floral prints and colorful flowy jerseys. Perfect for the city-girl.

    Colors:
    first base base coat 
    nothing else metals 
    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Apply first base base coat followed by two coats of nothing else metals. Seal the deal withgood to go top coat.

  • Helmut Lang

    Create this nude mani to match any outfit.

    Designer: 
    Helmut Lang

    Runway Trends: 
    The collection was inspired by Picasso’s Cubism movement. Sharp angles and bold lines for a strong look.

    Colors:
    first base base coat
    sand tropez
    matte about you

    Get the Look:
    Top your base coat with two layers of sand tropez. Finish the look with matte about you for a fresh take on neutral.

  • Monique Lhuillier

    Add the sparkle of deep jewel tones to your ensemble. 

    Designer: 
    Monique Lhuillier

    Runway Trends:
    A sensual collection infused with intense tones like malachite green, oxblood red and amethyst - mixing the dramatic with Art Deco. Beautiful beaded fabrics and swingy sheer overlays embody the quintessential essence of Hollywood glamour.

    Colors:
    Manicure: over the top 
    Pedicure: stylenomics

    Get the Look:
    Manicure: Start off with first base base coat followed by two coats of over the top. Finish with good to go top coat.
    Pedicure: Begin with first base base coat, follow with two coats of stylenomics. Seal the deal with good to go top coat.

  • Phillip Lim

    Let a nude mani take center stage with a metallic pedicure as a sparkly surprise!

    Designer:
    Phillip Lim

    Runway Trends:
    This season’s collection is all about eclectic style and easy, chic looks. Full of plaids, patchwork and fur accents for the modern-day woman.

    Colors:
    Manicure: sand tropez
    Pedicure: no place like chromeover the top

    Get the Look:
    Manicure: Prep your nail with ridge filling base coat, followed by two coats of sand tropez. Finish the look with a swipe of good to go top coat.
    Pedicure: Start with a coat of ridge filling base coat, followed by one coat of no place like chrome. Apply one coat of over the top and a final touch of good to go top coat.

  • Chado Ralph Rucci

    This baby pink mani adds a soft touch to a bold look.

    Designer:
    Chado Ralph Rucci

    Runway Trends:
    A galactic inspired collection with elaborately embroidered beaded and laced dresses, cashmere ensembles and chestnut wool crepe suits in striking, bold hues.

    Colors:
    first base base coat

    mademoiselle


    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Start with a coat of first base base coat followed by one coat of mademoiselle. Finish the look with a coat of good to go top coat.

  • Reem Acra

    Vamp it up with this dark and deadly mani.

    Designer:
    Reem Acra

    Runway Trends:

    The designer’s recent trip to Japan was the inspiration for this collection. A gorgeous mix of rich reds and luxe textures like embroidery and appliqués.

    Colors:
    first base base coat 
    bordeaux
    sole mate
    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Start with first base base coat. Apply two layers of bordeaux topped with a coat of sole mate. Finish the look with good to go top coat.

  • Rebecca Minkoff

    This wild marbled mani has it all: bold blue, bright yellow, metallic details, and a touch of teal.

    Designer: 
    Rebecca Minkoff

    Runway Trends:
    Rebecca’s Fall collection was inspired by the night sky and every woman’s inner rocker girl. A perfect mix of chic and edgy.

    Colors:
    as gold as it gets 
    penny talk
    go overboard 
    blue rhapsody 
    aruba blue

    Get the Look:
    Apply each shade in small dots, starting with the darkest shade. Finish the look by swirling the colors together with a thin paintbrush and a layer of top coat.

  • Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

    Mix naughty and nice with these nails from Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen's designer line, The Row.

    Designer:
    Mary-Kate & Ashley Olsen

    Runway Trends:

    A delightful indulgence of elegance proves that the devil is in the details. Touches of pearls subtly mixed with silk jacquards for a 1930esque look.

    Colors:
    Manicure: mademoiselle
    Pedicure: ridge filling base coat, devil’s advocate, forever young, good to go

    Get the Look:
    Manicure: Prep nails with ridge filling base coat, add one coat of mademoiselle, top the look with matte about you.
    Pedicure: Start with ridge filling base coat use two coats of either devil’s advocate orforever young (to match shoes). Finish with good to go top coat.

  • Wes Gordon

    Mix brown and black to get a uniquely dark nail.

    Designer:
    Wes Gordon

    Runway Trends:
    Jewel tones as the backdrop to vibrant yellow double faced satin master pieces, from a brocade mens suit to an opera cape gave us a taste for the dramatic.

    Colors:
    protein base coat

    wicked


    bordeaux


    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Prep your nails with the protein base coat. Apply one coat of wicked followed by one coat of bordeaux. Seal the deal with good to go top coat.

  • Zac Posen

    Show off your dark side with this vampy mani.

    Designer:

    Zac Posen

    Runway Trends:
    This collection is all about long, lean silhouettes. Simply classic and elegant and full of rich plum tones.

    Colors:
    first base base coat

    carry on


    good to go top coat

    Get the Look:
    Start off with a coat of first base base coat, followed with two coats of carry on. Finish with a layer of good to go top coat.

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