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Kate Spade Fall 2013 Nail Looks by Deborah Lippmann

Backstage at the Kate Spade Fall 2013 presentation, I caught up with Deborah Lippmann to chat about the nail looks she and her team created to accompany the fabulous '70s disco era-inspired collection. There were two looks on long, oval nails: The first, a pink with "zing" created by layering three lacquers (Amazing Grace, I Kissed A Girl and Between the Sheets). The second, an edgy black nail created using two coats of Fade to Black. Both variations were finished with a pyramid stud placed just below the cuticle. It's a wild look that's perfect for a presentation but Deborah assured me this look can work just as well on short nails. You can find pyramid studs at a bead or craft supply store and use tweezers to apply. What do you think? Is this a nail look you'd try?

The Red Dress Collection Fashion Show

As you may know from following my tweets, I attended The Heart Truth® Red Dress CollectionSM 2013 fashion show on Wednesday night at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC as a Diet Coke® digital ambassador. This is always such a fun show because of the upbeat crowd and because it's for such a great cause - designers create one-of-a-kind red gowns for celebrities to wear down the runway, and it's all to promote women's heart health awareness. Before the show, I got to hang out with some of my favorite fellow fashion bloggers in the Diet Coke VIP lounge, meet the beautiful and talented Minka Kelly, the celebrity ambassador for The Heart Truth, and of course enjoy the show! It was an inspirational night and a fabulous way to kick of New York Fashion Week.

And don't forget - you can still get involved througout the month of February - just tweet a pic with hashtag #ShowYourHeart and Diet Coke will donate $1 to women's heart health programs.

Shown above: The star-studded finale. Celebs who rocked the runway included Kelly Osbourne, Toni Braxton, Kris Jenner and her girls Kendall and Kylie, and many more.