One of the biggest stories that came out of New York Fashion Week in 2013 was nails--as in, fingernails. As the show becomes increasingly interactive and accessible through social media, we're able to get a glimpse at even the smallest styling details; not just on the clothes, but the models' makeup, hair, and especially their nails.
Photo by Maegan Tintari Nails are the new black. Or something.
And why not? Nail polish is a relatively inexpensive "luxury" item--one that always fits, which is a nice feature in a fashion accessory. Nail art tutorials and blogs are exploding in popularity, and high(-er) end brands like Zoya and Essie are now available in grocery stores. From a fashion perspective, the nail industry is nailing it--building on trends, leveraging social media, and developing salon-quality products for home use.More »