Nails are often treated like forgotten stepchildren during fashion week. Editors are so concerned with smoky eyes and “done, yet undone” hair that we rarely look for beauty revelations below the neck. Nonie Creme, the British creative director of Seattle-based nail line Butter London, is out to change all of that. Creme, always an in-demand manicurist during London fashion week, has come to the New York shows for the first time to do digits for Lela Rose and Vena Cava.
For Vena Cava’s show on Saturday, she’ll be using four different pebble-toned shades ranging from pale beige to brownish slate, which she custom-blended for the designer. The neutral polishes (which she showed us on a quick visit to the W offices) are exactly what we’ve been jonesing for after a summer of color overload. Here’s hoping she decides to put the colors into permanent production. Fingers (and nails) crossed.
Above: A model tests out shades a few days before the show. Photo courtesy of Nonie Creme.