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Non-toxic nails heat up Fashion Week runways

Butter London nails at Dannijo. (Photo: Butter London)
Butter London nails at Dannijo’s Fall 2014 presentation. (Photo: Butter London)


No doubt about it: strikingly polished nails now make as much of a statement on Fashion Week runways as hair and makeup.

And in a naturally leaning move at the New York Fashion Week (NYFW) Fall 2014 shows, designers from Dannijo to Kate Spade are reaching for non-toxic lacquer lines like Butter London, Priti NYC, and Deborah Lippmann.

Read on for trending styles, like reverse ombre and reverse French mani, to try on your next trip to TenOverTen. Because even though you’ll have to sit tight for fall to nab these fresh fashion looks, your nails don’t have to wait. —Jamie McKillop

(Photo: Deborah Lipmann)
(Photo: Deborah Lippmann)


Deborah Lippmann complimented Kate Spade’s bold, layered looks with a neutral, elongated nail in Naked.

(Photo: Butter London)
(Photo: Butter London)


Butter London lead manicurist Katie Jane Hughes applied Goss as the base at jewelry brand Dannijo’s “Boxerina” presentation—where ballerinas modeled as dancer-boxer hybrids—then tipped the nails in Posh Bird with a makeup sponge for a fitting “edgy” but “girly” ombre effect.

(Photo: Priti NYC)
(Photo: Jordan Kleinman)


Priti NYC matched the bold brows and smokey eyes at Charles Warren’s fall show with an equally dramatic two-tone reverse French mani in Nigra and Bills Bronze Orchid.

(Photo: Butter London)
(Photo: Butter London)


Butter London’s Hughes was once again backstage at Nicole Miller, where she enhanced the collection’s inspiration—female warriors—with a matte Union Jack Black base followed by Knees Up to create a hot feather-and-flame motif.

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