Runway Beauty: Harlequin Hardware Manicures at Diego Binetti S/S 2012

Nails have been making quite a statement on the runways of New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 and here’s one of my favorite looks, “Harlequin Hardware” manicures created by CND‘s Candice Manacchio at the Diego Binetti show.

Diego Binetti Spring 2012 Runway Nails

To create these gorgeous looks, Candice stained models’ nails in CND Colour in Raspberry Parfait and Frosting Cream before capping them in gold and silver metal for an artisanal finish. Simple yet so chic!

Harlequin Hardware Manicures at Diego Binetti S/S 2012

Photos: Courtesy of CND.

Phyllis Li is the Founder and Editor-in-chief of Makeup For Life, one of the top 50 beauty blogs that focuses on celebrity makeup breakdowns, product reviews, makeup tutorials and all things beauty. Having lived and traveled in North America, Europe and Asia, she was exposed to different techniques and products at an early age and hopes to put a global perspective towards beauty. Phyllis won the Best Content Award by Total Beauty in 2008 and has been featured in various publications and websites including ELLE,, Yahoo Shine!, AOL Stylelist, Nylon Korea, VOGUE China, Ming Pao Daily (Canada) and Shanghai Weekly. In 2010, she was appointed one of the nine Real Women Ambassadors in the United States to take part in the Latisse® Wishes Challenge, working with Hollywood celebrity Kathy Ireland and raised over $400,000 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation to grant wishes for approximately 54 children. In 2012, she teamed up with luxury skincare brand TATCHA and released a limited-edition 3-Piece Set of her favorite beauty products. Phyllis currently lives in Chicago, US. She is a regular contributor to Shanghai Daily's StyleHai Magazine and a member of the Glam Beauty Network.


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