First, Deborah confirmed what we already noticed after NYFW: the almond-shaped nail is trendy right now. Also, look for opaque nudes and beiges this spring. (She happens to have a fabulous one in her collection, called “Naked.”) And come fall, gray will be all over the place. Not greige. Gray.
Deborah does Lady Gaga’s nails/talons, which must be quite a project, and she had some stories to tell. For the infamous egg stunt at this year’s Grammys, Deborah talked Gaga out of “big, long, jeweled ghetto nails” in favor of simple…yellow ones. The last thing Gaga did before getting shut in her pod was stick her hands through a hole in the top and yell, “I love my yellow nails!” This prompted Deborah to get on the phone with the factory to speed up production of the color. “Yellow Brick Road” will now be available in April.
Deborah also worked with Gaga for the “Born This Way” video, which contains a dizzying array of beauty looks. (Gaga said in her March Vogue interview that everyone was going to hate the makeup in her video. I didn’t hate it…that much.) For one of the nail looks she requested that Deborah give her double nails.
Imagine one nail on top of the other, in a sort of bird beak configuration–this was achieved using tips one on top of the other with a small dab of acrylic on the nail bed to hold it on. Gaga called one nail the host and the other the parasite. (If you look carefully, you can see the double nail look, above left). I seriously doubt this will become a trend any time soon, but one mustn’t underestimate the influence of Mother Monster.