11 Exclusive Looks Backstage with Essie at New York Fashion Week

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.

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.

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 with good to go top coat.

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 chrome, over 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.

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.

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 chrome, over 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.

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.

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.

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.

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 top coat

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 or forever young (to match shoes). Finish with good to go top coat.

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 our protein base coat. Apply one coat of wicked followed by one coat of bordeaux. Seal the deal with good to go top coat.

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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