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Badgley Mischka Spring 2012 Nail Looks with Deborah Lippmann

One of my most exciting stops this Fashion Week was backstage at Badgley Mischka, where the Deborah Lippmann team was hard at work creating the glamorous nail looks for the Spring 2012 runway show. I spoke with Jude Severin, president of Deborah Lippmann (and Deborah's hubby!), about the inspiration for the collection and the polish itself.

Jude (above) explained that the designers were inspired by fifties glamour and technicolor. Hair stylists led by Peter Gray for Moroccanoil gave models exaggerated French-twist updos, while MAC makeup's Tom Pecheux and his team embraced dramatic winged eyeliner and bright lips.

To finish the looks, Deborah Lippmann chose a metallic, rose gold shade with a satin, luxurious finish called Glamorous Life for hands and toes.

Jude went on to explain that the chic pink shade took three years to perfect and was inspired by the rose gold Rolex. Love that!

And I'll let you in on a little secret, I'm planning on wearing Glamorous Life for my wedding next week (eek!!). The polish comes out Monday, so I'm told, and you'll be able to find it for $16 at

Huge thanks to the entire Deborah Lippmann team for inviting "us" backstage!

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Love the inspiration for the new collection of fiftes glamour and technicolor. This polish is a beautiful color and PERFECT for a wedding! Congratulations on yours. Have an amazing day!
#1 Amber from Real Girl Glam (Homepage) on 2011-09-15 07:17 (Reply)
Thank you, Amber!! xoxo
#1.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-15 08:31 (Reply)
What a gorgeous shade and such a cool metallic sheen! You will look lovely in it BB!
#2 MizzJ (Homepage) on 2011-09-15 23:20 (Reply)
Thanks love!
#2.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-09-16 18:11 (Reply)
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