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Anna Paquin’s Mysterious Black Nails at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards

By on August 30, 2010
in Black, Celebrity, Emmy Awards with 79 Comments

anna-paquin-emmy-awards-black-nail-polish I don’t know what’s so special about black nail polish but apparently Anna Paquin is being as secretive about her nail color at last night’s Emmy Awards as she was about her wedding to Stephen Moyer. The True Blood star requested that Celebrity Green Nail Stylist Jenna Hipp be sworn to secrecy! If you ask me, that is just plain silly.  I get wanting your personal life kept private but NAIL POLISH??  Sookie, get over yourself! 

In her defense, Jenna did say that Anna was an absolute pleasure to work with.  Even though I couldn’t get her to spill Anna’s nail color she did say that, “Anna was full of smiles and very hospitable! She and Steven even served me fresh lemonade!” My guess, this is her publicist’s call but it’s still lame sauce.

black-layering-anna-paquin-cnd-china-glaze-sinful-zoya However, Jenna did clue me in that she layered two black colors to achieve extra depth and shine. If you want to copy Anna’s look, I suggest you try CND Oilslick, a green based black with China Glaze Liquid Leather, a brown based black on top.  The different bases will give you a more true black and the jelly-esque nature of Liquid Leather will add a cool, squishy looking texture.

Another option is to add just a whisper of shimmer using Sinful Black on Black, my go-to black creme, over Zoya Raven with its subtle silver pearl.  The silvery specks will just barely peek through.

You know, Sookie and Bill are my least favorite characters on True Blood and something as silly as not releasing a nail color doesn’t help their cause.  What are your thoughts on this? Regardless of the top secret nail drama, Jenna gave Anna an amazing manicure and her hair and makeup were flawless.  The dress left something to be desired for me.

Get The Nail Look – Lea Michele at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards

Lea Michele at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards 2010 wearing blue nail polish Birthday girl Lea Michele ruled the Emmy red carpet in a stunning navy Oscar De La Renta gown.  The Glee star, who IMO should have won for Best Actress, glowed from head to toe.  She is my pick for best dressed of the night and in some shots I’ve seen, she strongly resembled Penelope Cruz.  After all they do both love Mr. De La Renta’s frocks.

Lea’s glam squad was comprised of Makeup Artist Melanie Inglessis for NARS, Hair Stylist Mark Townsend for Dove and Manicurist Deborah Lippmann.  Melanie Inglessis used NARS new Pure Matte Lipstick in Tashkent and while I was leery about the whole matte lip trend taking us back to 90s, it looks beautiful on Lea.

Pairing dramatic winged eye liner with nude lips and full, tousled hair, Lea’s nails were painted a deep, dark hue to match her dress.  Can you guess what polish Deborah used?

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Get The Nail Look – January Jones at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards

January Jones dark nails at the 62nd Annual Emmy Awards 2010 Let me start by saying that I love January Jones playing the least likely candidate for mother-of-the-year on Mad Men and I think she’s a beautiful woman BUT what was going on with her dress last night at the Emmys? I’m not generally a fan of the short in the front, long in the back look but when you add in the fish scale pattern it looks a little too mermaid-esque for my taste.  Regardless, her nails were on point!

Celebrity Manicurist Deborah Lippmann worked with January to give her a dark, dramatic manicure.  She shaped January’s nails into elongated ovals, Deb’s favorite shape, and painted them a deep plum hue.

deborah-lippmann-dark-side-of-the-moon Deb’s color of choice, Dark Side of the Moon from her eponymous line of nail polish.

What do you think of January’s look from the Emmys? Do you agree with her nail color selection?

Deborah Lippmann Dark Side of the Moon retails for $16/ea and can be purchased online at, and

Celebrity Nail Watch – Emmys: The Misses

Unfortunately, all the stylists in the world can’t prevent every celebrity fashion/beauty misstep. And there were a few last night.

If you’ve been a reader since the beginning, you know that I’m a fan of Helen Mirren and have praised her fashion forward nails in the past. New readers, click here. Much to my dismay, I just can’t give a thumbs up to the lavender tips. It’s just too much. Though I’m overjoyed for her Emmy win. She’s had an amazing year.
There’s no denying that Patricia Heaton has an incredible body and fantastic sense of humor. And I usually love her fashion choices but for me, that raisin nail shade detracts from the overall look.

I don’t even know what to say about this other than, who the hell is Phoebe Price and why couldn’t I escape seeing pictures of her everywhere? Phoebe, go back to the drawing board and try try again.

photos: Getty Images

Celebrity Nail Watch – Giuliana Rancic (Depandi)

As much as Seacrest bugs me with his multi-media domination, I continue to tune into E! News because of Giuliana. I was so bitter when they removed her as co-anchor a few years ago. At least the powers that be regained their senses and put her back where she belongs. Again this is a case of pale nails that work. I know Giuliana isn’t afraid of color so when she sports a light tip, it’s on purpose. With her daring detailed dress, flowing hair and massive amount of hand and wrist bling, it would look out of balance to wear a dark polish.
photos: Getty Images

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