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How To Get The Chevron Stripe Manicure At Jose Duran

Ignore the alien-like makeup from the Jose Duran spring 2011 fashion show, and instead focus on the black and white chevron stripe nails. Pattie Yankee and the Dashing Diva team created this bold French-like manicure to complement the androgynous tone of Jose Duran’s collection. The manicurist used rounded press-on nails for the female models, but kept nails short and painted for the males. I think the women’s talons elongate the fingers, but even if you prefer shorter nails, you can still recreate this manicure for yourself. All you need is a steady hand or a friend with one. Get the details on the chevron stripe manicure after the jump. Keep reading »

DIY: Get Dashing Diva’s Abstract French Manicure From The Cushnie Et Ochs Show

Nail guru Pattie Yankee worked with Dashing Diva Nails to create the gold, abstract French manicure above for the Cushnie et Ochs spring 2011 fashion show. The gold foil mimics the dripping effect that was present in the collection. But the semi-haphazard application of the foil also gives the nails a grungy, resurrection feeling. Metallics continue to be a major nail trend this season, but what’s refreshing about this design is that it’s not meant to look perfect. It’s the perfect DIY manicure for adventurous style geeks. Find out how you can get this abstract French manicure in only two easy steps, after the jump. Keep reading »

Dashing Diva Gives Minx Nails A Run For Its Money

Minx Nails pretty much cornered the market on metallic nails the minute it burst onto the scene because no polish could compete with its high-shine foil-like quality. But now Dashing Diva, another nail care company, is trying to get a bigger piece of the metallic nail action. For the Cushnie et Ochs fall 2010 fashion show in New York, lead manicurist Patti Yankee created a nail covering that is very similar to Lee Press-On Nails, but soooo much cooler and current. She wanted the nails to be dirty, raw, and gritty to complement the Cushnie et Ochs designs, so she affixed broken glass and black glitter to the chrome nail coverings. Each applique was a little sculpture rising from the models’ hands. The metallic silver added a bit of glamour to the grimy designs. Although I still love simple metal look of Minx, I’ll definitely be on the lookout for these sculptural chrome nails when Dashing Diva mass produces them for the fall, you know, for those dirty/glam occasions. Keep reading »

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