Friday, January 14, 2011

Half-Moon and New Moon Manicure at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011

Edgy new moon and half-moon manicures arise at New York Fashion Week Spring 2011 and they are casting a new light on our fingertips.

On the first day of New York Fashion Week, new versions of  "the moon"  were spotted at three different shows; this trend is anything but waning.

Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais are the original champions of the moon manicure, having shown this flapper-inspired look for four seasons and counting.

They showed a "monogram moon," at Ruffian's Spring 2011 runway show, a wildly original idea that includes a putty base juxtaposed against glossy black accent polish and an intricate Ruffian logo stamped on models' ring fingers.

At Vena Cava, Nonie Creme of Butter London took a graphic spin on the look with a fuller moon. She painted nails with a café au lait shade on top, and a bottom half-moon of black.

 A fuller moon manicure at Vena Cava Spring 2011

"The half-moon was a status symbol in the '20's, since spending so much time on your nails meant you were of a higher class. We've made it more current by elongating the half-moon and making the colors more graphic in contrast," Creme said.

It's a new moon, if you will, and I am howling over it.

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