Beauty, Designers, Lookbooks

CND Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 LookBook and Video

The CND Fall Winter 2011 – 2012 LookBook was a neat little take away from my Shellac manicure experience. It talks about CND trends on the runways, designer partners and even step by step instructions to recreate a few styles.

I’ve included a few pages of the lookbook here but you can download the full thing on the CND website.   Jen Kao’s nails (1st photo and below) are amazing.  So much work and layers of polish were needed.


Our cover concept plunges into the moody, trippy twilight-world of Jen Kao, embellished underwater-Avatar fantasy swirls and dominatrix swagger.  Our team created cloisonné-like, decidedly decadent nails edged in golden dagger-tips. The designer’s new collection spins a psychedelic head-rush of peacock tones in silhouettes cut for strutting: cinched, fringed corsets and the pure funk of purple satin platform boots. Flyness overload! Ziggy Stardust era references, like sharp-shouldered jackets in acid-bright prints and lurex leggings, call for nails that can’t wait to boogie down the dance floor. (source Lookbook)

CND also created a video for the fall winter 2011 – 2012 season during New York Fashion Week. They interview the designers (like Jen Kao, Jason Wu, Diego Binetti and) and head CND artists. It’s really interesting to see how much work goes into these shows.

I love this look from Jason Wu.  The colours are perfect together

For Jason Wu’s show this season, our team crafted almond nails in layers of Dark Ruby and Bloodline,
with baroque, 24-karat tips. (source Lookbook)

I love the look from Diego Binetti’s show. I’d love to have this manicure but I don’t like my nails that long and this style looks like length helps the effect.

For Diego Binetti’s show,  we created a darkly dangerous nail with a wicked, whip-thin silhouette. This designer’s lavishly beaded fabrics and black headwraps met their match with CND’s slim-line  enhancement contoured and slenderized with a base of Blackjack, then armed and dangerous with Dark Ruby and Bloodline detailing. (source Lookbook)


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Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.