New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Nail Trends and Manicure Styles

Carolina Herrera Nails at the New York Fall Fashion Week 2009 - image  by CND.At the New York Fashion Week Fall 2009, a number of the hottest new looks for nails and manicures came to light on the runways. It appears there are five key fall 2009 trends in nails and manicures to add to your beauty arsenal. Best of all, these New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 trends are budget friendly, so you can enjoy looking hot without spending a lot.

Star nail pros from CND (Creative Nail Design) manicured the gorgeous runway models with the latest and greatest fall 2009 trends for nails and fingertips. Read on to learn about the five hot fall 2009 trends in nails, nail polish, and manicures.

New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Nail Trend 1: Tickle the Ivories
CND says: “Glimmering ivory and buttercup blond manicures debuted on the runways of Carolina Herrera and iconic American designers Jason Wu and Tommy Hilfiger. The look is opaque, not sheer, with hit of golden shimmer.”

New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Nail Trend 2: Dark is Classic
CND says: “Ebonized jewel tones in sapphire and amethyst punctuated the seriously sexy styling at BCBG, Herve Leger and DKNY, while Milly and Luca Luca showed classic dark raisin manicures to complement their feminine collections. At Miss Sixty, pure black Voodoo polish was reserved for pedicures. At Diesel, Amanda Fontanarrosa mixed a custom shade of dark chocolate enamel to match the clothes.”

40s Moon Manicure Nails at the New York Fall Fashion Week 2009 - image  by CND.New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Nail Trend 3: 40s Moon Manicure
CND says: “The glamour and hope of post WWII returned to fashion in the form of bold beauty elements including matte red lips, pin curled hair, lined eyes, and half moon manicures. Ruffian, inspired by a vintage Vogue cover, updated the moon manicure from Vogue’s coral to a deep blood red. At Thakoon, CND’s Wanda Ruiz took the look a step further with a French moon mani in beige and black. At FORM, the urban black uniforms were contrasted with 40s hair and makeup and black and white moon manicures. At ThreeAsFour, CND’s Roxanne Valinoti abstracted the manicure with black triangular moons on nude nails.”

This Ruffian manicure was inspired by a vintage Vogue cover as an update with a deep blood red nail polish.New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Nail Trend 4: Greige & Dirty Pastels
CND says: “The non color of choice for fall is grey. At Kai Kuhne, Roxanne Valinoti designed a gradated manicure effect with grey shade evolving from pinky to thumb. CND’s Kristina Baune mixed custom shades of grey and mushroom for Karen Walker, Costello Tagliopietra, Matthew Williamson, Yigal Azrouel, and Malandrino.”

New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 Nail Trend 5: Vintage Metallics
CND says: “Nails are jewels not tools; treat them like the fashion accessory they are. At Marchesa, the look was a metallic charcoal veil to pick up on the delicate embroidery. Baby Phat manis were a universally flattering warm antique gold while Diego Binetti showed distressed gold and silver on a black base.”

Karen Walker The next time your update your fingertips, consider any of these great fall 2009 nail trends from the New York Fashion Week Fall 2009 collection. From the moon manicures to the hot color trends of fall, you’ll be sure to find a trendy color and style combination that works great for your fingertips.

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