Sep 7, 2014

Deborah Lippmann / Kate Spade: S/S NYFW 2015

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 Lead Manicurist: Deborah Lippmann from Kate Spade: S/S NYFW 2015
Date/Time: Friday, September 4th at 11am  
Location: Center 48 – 548 West 22nd Street
Inspiration: “Taking a cue from Deborah’s (CCO Lloyd) theme of ‘fresh starts, taking chances and feeling that anything is possible,’ I set about complementing the poppy and graphic colors and patterns featured throughout the collection with a strikingly modern nail. A jet-black horizontal stripe popped against a crisp, white nail plate, creating its own graphic moment.” — Lead Manicurist,


Step 1: Deborah contoured natural nails into a short, rounded shape using her Smooth Operator 4-Way Nail Buffer.

Step 2: To prep the nail plate, she exfoliated the cuticle with Cuticle Remover and cleansed the nails with 2-Second Nail Primer. 

Step 3: For the base, Deborah applied a coat of Gel Lab Base Coat and allowed 2 minutes of drying time prior to lacquer application. 

Step 4: Deborah then applied two coats of Amazing Grace, a pure white crème, waiting 2 minutes between coats.

Step 5: Using a striping brush, she painted a thin line of Fade To Black - a jet-black lacquer reminiscent of a vinyl record – horizontally, straight across the nail, beginning about one quarter from the tip/free edge.
*When recreating this look, black Striping Tape can also be used.
Step 6: After a full 5 minutes of dry time, Gel Lab Top Coat was carefully applied, wary of the crisp line. 

Step 7: For added hydration, The Cure and Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream were applied to the cuticles and hands, respectively. 

Deborah completed the above grooming process before outfitting the toes with Gel Lab Base Coat, two coats of Amazing Grace, the pure white crème, and sealing with Gel Lab Top Coat.

Deborah Lippmann Products Used:

  • deborah lippmann Amazing Grace Nail Lacquer - $18    
  • deborah lippmann Fade To Black Nail Lacquer - $18
  • deborah lippmann Gel Lab Base & Top Coat (sold as a set) - $45
  • deborah lippmann Smooth Operator – $14
  • deborah lippmann Cuticle Remover - $20
  • deborah lippmann The Cure - $24
  • deborah lippmann Rich Girl SPF 25 Hand Cream - $28  

Product Availability:, Barneys New York, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom and Sephora

 Photo Credit: Deborah Lippmann
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