Runway Envy: Nail Edition

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Runway Envy: Nail Edition

It will be months before you can try out the ready-to-wear looks and trends from the Spring/Summer 2014 New York Fashion Week shows, but there’s no reason to wait to break out some of the week’s most show-stopping nail designs. Try one of these runway looks yourself and get ahead of the curve.


Glittery Ombre Nails on the Nicole Miller Runway



Katie Jane Hughes, butter LONDON's global color ambassador, created a sophisticated, glitter-inspired nail look by Nicole Miller's spring line. The idea of the nail design came from a vote on the Nicole Miller Facebook page. Want to replicate the look? Our own nail artist all-star Sammy Tremlin—the talent behind TheNailasaurus.com—did her own version of this look for us and broke down the steps. Click here to get them!


Rhinestone Embellished Nails on the Honor Runway



This elegant, embellished nail design by Deborah Lippmann brought together the mix of structured neutrals and flowy florals that made up the spring 2014 Honor line. The mid-length pointed nails were covered with two coats of La Vie en Rose polish, a pyramid of six rhinestones, and finished with Lippmann's Gel Lab Top Coat


Rave-Inspired Nails on the ICB Runway



Individuality reigns supreme with this ICB look created by butter LONDON's lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes. Made for the highly fashionable, street-chic, cool girls (or ICB girls), this look differed a bit for each model as Hughes wanted a playful edge to the look. What would your ICB girl look be? Mix and match the elements of Hughes' creation and get your own unique look.


Vibrant, Day of the Dead-Inspired Nails on the Rebecca Minkoff Runway



Bright, bold colors with detailed designs made the nails on Rebecca Minkoff's models stand out from the many nudes and neutrals seen this season. Essie's celebrity manicurist Michelle Saunders created this wow-worthy look as well as a pedicure counterpart. Lucky for us this playful manicure comes with instructions!


Pointed, Striped Nails on the Kate Spade Runway



Kate Spade's spring 2014 garden party of a clothing line was paired with an edgy, chic nail. Deborah Lippmann created the look by first giving the models a longer nail with a soft point. The nails were painted with Pseudo Silk Kimono as a base, the tip was Bad Moon Rising, and the stripe of color between the two was either It's Raining Men (red), Groove is in The Heart (pink), or Waking on Sunshine (yellow). 


Half-Moon Mani on the Jenni Kayne Runway



Jenni Kayne's line was defined by clean lines and white fabrics. To complement the look, OPI created a manicure with a half-moon design in neutrals. A stark white moon was created with Alpine Snow, the rest of the manicure was covered in the neutral shade Don't Pretzel My Buttons.


Simple White Nails on the Band Of Outsiders Runway



The '70s took the runway by storm this spring and Band of Outsiders head designer, Scott Sternberg, was leading the pack. Katie Jane Hughes, lead manicurist for butter LONDON, continued the '70s vibe with a solid white nail, which was somehow simple and bold. Find Sternberg's inspiration and Hughes' nail tips to make the most of this sophisticated punk look.