Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

The Fashion Week coverage continues today here on LaurenConrad.com. I’ve shared some of my favorite hair and makeup looks from NYFW this week, and now it’s time to move on to the manicures. From creative Day of the Dead-inspired nail art to a pearly polish shade fit for a Parisian socialite, here are some of the prettiest polish looks I spotted backstage at New York Fashion Week…

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Kate Spade
To create the cap-toe shoe-inspired nails at Kate Spade, Deborah Lippmann nail technicians started with the Gel Lab Base Coat and then applied two coats of Pseudo Silk Kimono (a milky white “matteen” shade launching in November). The tip of each nail was painted with Bad Moon Rising (the pewter shade, launching in October), followed by an accent strip in It’s Raining Men (red), Groove Is In The Heart (pink) or Walking on Sunshine (lemon).

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Tibi
The minimalist nail art at Tibi was chic, simple, and easy to recreate. For this look, manicurists started with JINsoon Power Coat, then applied two coats of a blue-gray from JINsoon’s upcoming collection, and then added vertical and horizontal lines using a nail art brush dipped in JINsoon Obsidian.

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Lela Rose
Butter London created the nail look for Lela Rose’s Spring 2014 collection using Butter London Nail Foundation for the base coat and Lady Muck on the half moon.

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Rebecca Minkoff
Manicurists at Rebecca Minkoff asked themselves, “What would Frida Kahlo wear?” when creating this Mexican folk art inspired look. The creamy coral base color is Essie’s Tart Deco.

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Thakoon
Thakoon’s Spring 2014 collection was filled with light reflecting details like crystal chains, metallic lace, and pearl straps. The nails were no exception, painted with Morgan Taylor’s Adorned in Diamonds, a pearlescent pale pink fit for a Parisian socialite.

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Trina Turk
At Trina Turk’s Spring 2014 show, models nails were painted in the Julep for Trina Turk white designed to complement the Fall 2012 collection. The pedicures were painted with Hayden and the quirky horizontal stripe on the big toe was the color Bethany. Since backstage prep must move quickly, nail technicians depended on the Freedom Polymer Top Coat, which can be cured under a lightbulb like a gel polish and lasts for about a week.

Backstage Beauty: Spring 2014 Manicure Madness

Jill Stuart
What pairs better with tousled waves and a bold, glossy eye than Essie’s almost-black After School Boy Blazer? There was simply no other color choice for Jill Stuart’s “rockstar girlfriend on holiday”-inspired collection.

Do you have a favorite manicure from this Fashion Week roundup?

Let us know below!

xo
Ilana
Team LC

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Photos: Ilana Saul for LaurenConrad.com
Categories: Fashion Week, Ilana Saul, Nails, Primp
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  • Ashley

    Thakoon’s are my absolute favorite!
    Ashley

    http://dreamliveandrepeat.blogspot.com/

  • Deanne Castro

    LOVE!!!

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    xo
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  • Elfiegirl

    The Kate Spade one is sooo super cute..makes me motivated to stop biting my nails >.>

  • Sarah Horner

    Fantastic looks from the adventurous to the more conservative but all transferable to real life. I would probably go with the manicure inspiration from Thakoon and the pedicure from Trina Turk.
    We are so lucky in Australia. We can take the inspiration from NYFW and put it straight into practice,as we are just coming into spring.

  • davie peterson

    I totally love the Kate Spade nails…soooo gorgeous!

  • May Flowers

    Love the Lela Rose nails, I’ll be trying this look out!

    http://mayflowersblog.blogspot.co.uk/

    MF

    x

  • alex

    I love that half moon look! Maybe in a grey-ish lavender for fall.

  • k a s e y ~ <3

    really totally OBSESSED with Tibi’s nail art!! definitely going to try this, so simple and chic.
    love love loveeee!

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  • Laureen Sanders

    I love the continuos ideals they come up with in unique designs for our fingernails.

  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Love the black polish, perfect for fall and winter!!

    xo,
    http://sincerelymissashley.blogspotc.a

  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    Love the black polish, perfect for fall and winter!!

    xo,
    http://sincerelymissashley.blogspot.ca

  • CHRISSY tELL

    love the nails and the shoe!

    http://crayonsmeetcouture.wordpress.com/

  • Allison

    I love the neutral tones! I design jewelry and #2 #6 and #8 would compliment the gold-dipped stones beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

    (wwwVintageResearch.etsy.com)

  • Allison

    I love the neutral tones! I design jewelry and #2 #6 and #8 would compliment the gold-dipped stones beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

    (www.VintageResearch.etsy.com)

  • Allison

    I love the neutral tones! I design jewelry and #2 #6 and #8 would compliment the gold-dipped stones beautifully. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.VintageResearch.etsy.com

  • Jacqueline Jax

    Your post has totally inspired me to be bolder on my choices. Perhaps something different that will go with my latest post.. Blondi Goes Bold… http://blondibeach.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/style-diary-be-bold-blondi/
    Xoxo, Jax

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  • Desare

    Rebecca Minkoff and Tibi were my favs

  • Lina Thies

    I love Lela Rose because it is simple but also Chic, perfect for Autumn <3

  • Jessie

    Rebecca Minkoff was my absolute favorite! So fun!

    http://www.dressdinedwell.wordpress.com

  • Kimberly Pinney

    I would have to say Rebecca Minkoff was my favorite! So fun and unique!

  • victoria Stinson

    Tibi & Trina Turk are my ideal mani’s!
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    **check out my blog to see my makeup & hair Fashion Week updates (posting on 9/18/13)
    xoVS.blogspot.com

  • shel billett

    Love the Trina Turk pedi, its a must try right now! X

  • sabrina
  • Katelin Absher

    I love the Kate Spade! cute!! :)

    http://www.katelinkonfidential.blogspot.com

  • Deanne Castro

    LOVE!!!

    For more on fashion and beauty, check out my blog: http://myfashavenue.com/

    Follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MyFashAvenue and Instagram: http://instagram.com/myfashavenue#

    xo
    Deanne

  • TheEnchantingLife.com

    The metallic tips are my favorite! For more DIY, affordable fashion, yummy recipes, and lots of pictures of my 2 bulldogs, come visit my blog :)

    Have an enchanting day!
    Natalie
    http://www.TheEnchantingLife.com

    P.S. Check out my DIY 10 minute Shellac Manicure: http://www.theenchantinglife.com/2013/01/10-minute-diy-shellac-manicure.html

  • Kelsey Conley

    I’m loving the Kate Spade nails!

  • Dina

    kate spade cap toe mani! <3

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