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Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Fall 2008 Preview

Backstage at the Tracy Reese Fall/Winter 2008 show I had the pleasure of previewing the Fall Sally Hansen Salon line. Tracy Reese collaborated with the wizards at Sally Hansen bring us yet another fabulous fashion inspired collection. According to the reps I met, the team from Sally Hansen sits down with Tracy to review her swatches and takes them back to the R&D department. In turn, they create 60+ shades from which Tracy hand picks the finished collection and names them with her creative team.

Fall 2008 is all about surprising pairings on the Tracy Reese runway: high-tech and natural, metallic and sheer, and rustic and refined are just a few of the bold juxtapositions. It’s a collection charged with the forces of nature, the beauty of art, and the power of abstraction. Together Tracy Reese and Sally Hansen translated these concepts into ten rich and dramatic nail lacquers that are as wearable as they are fashionable – on and off the runway.

As I reported earlier, Torrid Bloom was the shade chosen for the “Veiled Nail” runway look. The other colors include; Raven’s Wing, Moonstone, Quartz Chameleon, Divinity, The Good Earth, Cruel Heart, Alchemy, Torrid Bloom, Night Lily and Stormy Blue.
I was lucky to bring home a sample bottle of Stormy Blue to test out. It was the shade that called to me the most. You know how I love my blues and Stormy Blue is this amazing metallic steely blue. I heard it being called, “the new navy.” With all the grays I’ve seen coming down the pipe, this shade is the perfect mix of last fall’s navy trend and new mid-tone grays. Given it’s metallic quality, brush strokes were minimal and the bit of glittery sparkle you see in bright light makes this one a must have for blue lovers.Moonstone and Raven’s Wing were my other immediate favorites. Moonstone, a silvery gray shimmer, and Raven’s Wing, a black sparkler, are both high on glitz and very chic. The visible silver glitter in Raven’s Wing sets it apart from the black shimmers we’ve seen in the past.

The Tracy Reese for Sally Hansen Fall collection won’t be out for a while but it’s always fun having something to look forward to.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I love it!!! Is it out yet? That’s a grey that works with many skin tones! BTW, my post acrylic dilemma is over! Patience pays….

  2. Anonymous says:

    Sorry, I got ahead of myself ‘it won’t be out for a while’… :-(

  3. Anonymous says:

    You mean I have to wait until fall to get these lovelies. Oh Pooh!!

  4. Davina says:

    Stormy blue looks awesome on you!!! I need it!

  5. thedailyobsession says:

    I LOVE this color. It looked gorge backstage…but on nails, it’s even prettier! (Ahh, must get my hands on a bottle when fall rolls around…)

  6. newsystyle says:

    I’d be curious to see how Stormy Blue compares to ChG Stone Age. It looks great on you Cincy!

  7. Laura says:

    Thanks for the preview. I love the blue! Will you have swatch pics for her spring 2008 collection? Do you know when it will be released? I want that purple!

  8. ocelot1 says:

    nice!!! i’m lemming the ones u mentioned now!! thanks!! :D cant wait! by any chance do u know when it will b released?

  9. ayanna says:

    I love Tracy Reese’s fall collection. I like the Moonstone polish but I would LOVE it if it were flat.

  10. Anonymous says:

    For 2 years I didn’t do my nails. I was in culinary school and then after I was working in the kitchen. Cooks are not allowed to have their nails painted due to health and sanitary issues. Now that I’m out of work and bored I decided to do my nails. I did some research and stumbled upon your site! After reading through your I was inspired. Petruccelli Beauty Store in Queens NY was selling China Glaze polish buy 2 get one free (sale still might be going on) I have to say I love their polish. The polish goes on so easy even for a novice like me. The colors are also true to bottle color after two coats. Now I remember how fun it is to have my nails painted. I feel so pretty! Thanks, please keep on blogging!

  11. Monique R. says:

    I really want moonstone!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I love the Sally Hansen Salon colors. Since this line came out, I’ve been crazy about them. I’ve bought two bottles though and have a serious problem with wear. Seems like it begins to chip and wear off within a day or two of application. I was surprised by this because I like the Sally Hansen top coats.

  13. CincyFan says:

    Newsy – I will do a Stone Age comparison when I post about the full collection which probably won’t be until summer.

    Laura – The Spring SH collection pics are in the works. And they should be in stores now or very soon.

    ocelot – I don’t have any release information on the fall collection. This was a rare and extremely early preview.