When you have the broad artistic talent of someone like Lauren Wireman on tap, then you want to make use of all of her abilities! We tasked her with creating unique and on-trend nail art looks, featuring the best of the fall color collections, that would stand out against a denim background for our “Double Denim” feature. And for the cover look, Wireman threw everything she could on the nails, from marble techniques to three-dimensional shading to ’80s-style piercings. Read on to learn more about what makes our September cover artist tick.

[Nails: Lauren Wireman; Photography: Cory Sorensen; Makeup: Nicole Blanco, AIM Artists; Hair: Judd Minter, AIM Artists; Wardrobe: Jordan Grossman; Model: Daria K., Elite Model Management; Digital Imaging: Art Vasquez, RP Digital]

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