Alexis Phifer, ex-girlfriend of Kanye West and designer of the label Ghita, sat next to me today at Collette Dinnigan. And though my job is to watch the clothes, I couldn't help but notice her nails. They were both shaped into points and French manicured. Not just any French manicure though - she was being whisked away when she agreed to pose for this shot and the light kind of blinds the fact that the tips are actually the lightest shade of pistachio and separated from the rest of the nail with a thin silver line. I always wondered what pointy nails would look like, and well, now I know. As for the clothes, people started leaving mid-show. And those who didn't leave mid-show left during the finale, which was quite rude, even if Louis Vuitton was starting on time across the street. —REBECCA SUHRAWARDI AUSTIN
Broke and the City: Cheap Nail Art
I've been a nail freak since childhood, so the nail-polish-is-the-new-lipstick trend sits well with me. Unfortunately, I lack the funds to try out the cool new stuff available (Chanel Peridot, gel manicures). However, I'm a sucker for anything borderline ridiculous or cheap (or both), so when I saw a brightly colored sign advertising $10 nail art in my less-than-cool Bronx neighborhood, I was intrigued. “$9.99 FULL NAIL MANICURE! FOUR COLOR DESIGN!” read the wooden stand, pointing up a narrow staircase to the second floor of a building housing a tattoo parlor and an electronics store. Never one to be afraid of a little sketchiness (I’d actually gotten my nose pierced at the aforementioned tattoo parlor as an idiotic, parent-free freshman during my 1st week of college), I commissioned my roommate as a wing woman and headed in.