The Moon Manicure, Eclipsed
Ruffian’s Brian Wolk and Claude Morais have pretty much owned the moon manicure for the past few seasons, finding a way to work the popular forties-era style into their collections no matter what their sartorial inspiration may be. To better serve their planetary theme for Fall, however, they switched things up ever so slightly. “Instead of a moon, I did an eclipse,” CND’s Roxanne Valinoti told us yesterday, explaining how she essentially turned the classic technique on its head. Starting with an opaque gold polish, Valinoti applied a layer of navy on top, so the sliver of metallic lacquer that remained visible curved toward the nail bed instead of away from it. It was far out, to say the least, and will definitely be added to our repertoire of new ways to challenge whatever poor manicurist we should happen upon next time we hit up the local nail salon.