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Nail this trend

12749722H3081194[1] Time to get those fingernails in shape. The Los Angeles Times reports that "fingernails have replaced the statement necklace, earrings and 'it' bag as the accessory du jour."
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"Whether it's a striped metallic or textural 'deconstructed' look, the trends in bold nail color and design take a cue directly from designer runways," notes fashion writer Melissa Magsaysay.

She interviewed Jan Arnold, co-founder of Creative Nail Design, a California company that worked on 103 runway shows during the fall collections.

One look created for the models at the Thakoon fashion show: a 1940s-inspired style where an ink black color is put on the moon of the nail against an opaque nude putty color.

Richly lacquered 1930s-style nails; earthy shades on almond-shaped nails (elongates the fingers) and jewel tones (nice for holiday) were other trends, as were marbleized effects.

   "Custom nails are a huge trend now, because customization lets people bring out their creativity and personality," Arnold told the Times.

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