Kimora Lee Simmons’ Baby Phat & KLS fall collections hit the runway Friday night and I was backstage to see all the action, up close and personal. Crammed into the tight coat room of the Roseland Ballroom, makeup, nail and hair artists were fast at work. The overall look was inspired by the 1920′s, very Clara Bow. Heavy smokey eyes, deep ruby lips and marcel waves for the hair but with a modern twist.
The nails represented what CND is dubbing the “techno chic” look; one half of their color story for fall. For Baby Phat that meant the tips were elongated, black ovals bejeweled with Swarovski crystals that looked like black onyx. Pictures cannot truly justify how utterly fab those crystals look. I’m so far away from being a nail gem girl but my inner klepto wanted to snag a set for myself.
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