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Kate Spade Spring 2013 Nail Looks by Deborah Lippmann

This morning, I headed to the city bright and early to kick off my first day of New York Fashion Week with a visit backstage at the Kate Spade Spring 2013 collection presentation. There, I caught up with nail guru Deborah Lippmann to talk nails. This was my first time meeting Deborah (she's great, as you'd expect) and I was dying to find out what she would create this season. The burning question on everyone's mind (okay maybe just mine): Could she top the polka-dot nails presented at Kate Spade's Fall show? Well, suffice to say, it's hard to pick a favorite - but Deborah and her team definitely upped the ante with a bold gingham print that made everyone smile, even the models!

Cosmo Launches First-Ever Fashion Collection at JCPenney

Cosmopolitan magazine just launched a new line of handbags, footwear, sleepwear and lingerie at JCPenney stores and online at From flirty bras and panties, to "fashion-editor chic" handbags and head-turning heels and boots, the Cosmopolitan Collection is designed to make a statement - just like the fun and fearless Cosmo reader. "Our first-ever fashion line celebrates the sexy spirit of Cosmo women everywhere," said Joanna Coles in a press release, newly named editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan (who you may know was previously at Marie Claire). Priced from $7 to $95, this totally affordable line has a lot of lace, leopard print and shine - but also some solid options for fall, like the burgundy pumps (above). What do you think?

Disclosure: I was gifted a metallic clutch (shown above) in conjunction with the press release from JCP and Cosmo.

Backstage With Deborah Lippmann at Honor SS13

I am thrilled to have Megan Zietz, the beautiful blogger behind, reporting for us from the tents at New York Fashion Week this season. Here, she brings us her coverage of the nail looks created by Deborah Lippmann and her team for Honor's SS13 collection. —BB

Backstage With Deborah Lippmann at Honor SS13
By Megan Z.

Now that Spring 2013 Fashion Week has kicked off without a hitch, it's the perfect time to start scouting next season's beauty trends, and since I got to catch up with Deborah Lippmann backstage at Honor's SS13 show I officially got geared up to to talk about all things nails.