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Kate Spade's Spring Nails Are On Point

Long, lemon yellow, and pointy: The nails of kate spade new york Spring 13. Courtesy photo
Long, lemon yellow, and pointy: The nails of kate spade new york Spring 13. Courtesy photo

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There was something a little different about the nails at Kate Spade this season. The bright colors as well as the polka dots and ginghams from the spring 2013 collection were re-created by Deborah Lippmann in all their nail-art glory, but the nail shape was longer and sharper—not Lady Gaga sharp, but pointy in a sexed-up retro way we weren't expecting from the brand. We asked creative director Deborah Lloyd if this was part of kate spade's cheeky new attitude:

"It's all about attention to detail now, so nails have become really important. And we're loving these longer nails because the collection can be quite sweet and quite preppy, so we wanted something a bit edgier and grittier. Even though some of the nails are quite pretty, with the ginghams for example, by having them longer and more pointed it just gave a little bit of edge to them, which I think is a nice counterbalance to the sweetness of the clothes," she told us.

See more nails from Fashion Week over on our Pinterest board and stay tuned for more beauty updates.
· Fashion Week Spotlight: Kate Spade Gets Cheeky For Spring [Racked]
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