Statement Nails

Seeing Green
Forty-plus years later, Peter Philips, Chanel's creative director of makeup, took Quant's concept and ran with it, whipping up the famed jade lacquer from the brand's Fall 2009 show. "Karl Lagerfeld wanted a green tint which would resonate with the jade-colored notes of the collection," Philip says. A palette of ten different shades of green was shown to the designer, who picked the one that most resembled a tweed suit from the collection.

Design Majors
Nail design has risen above its humble, mall-salon beginnings to become a favorite new pastime of the young Hollywood and hip-hop sets.

The Future Perfect
Minx is the next big thing in nails. The fledgling company offers metallics, personalized graphics, and photo-quality designs in flexible nontoxic film form. Applied with heat and easily removed, Minx nails have become popular with editorial manicurists and clients like Lady Gaga, who want frequently changing statement nails without the hassle of removing and reapplying.


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