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Ask the Experts by Chantal Gordon Sep 22, 02:11PM in Shop

Backstage at New York Fashion Week, CND's Jan Arnold Reveals Next Season's Colors

Platinum-haired and wrapped in Dries van Noten, Jan Arnold is the co-founder and style director of S.D.’s own CND, which makes major waves every season with nail colors for fashion’s boldfaced designers. She’s also — pardon the pun — hands down one of the most high-fashion individuals living in San Diego today.

A resident of Del Mar (favorite shop: Gerhard), Arnold was backstage at a long list of shows at this month’s New York Fashion Week; CND did the nail colors at cool-girl labels 3.1 Phillip Lim and Milly, red carpet fixtures Monique Lhuillier and Naeem Khan, and fashionably raucous hot ticket The Blonds, just to name a few. 

It’s the company’s 15th anniversary of painting on clamored-for colors at fashion presentations. Here, Arnold fills us in on the new, rising-star designers that CND has partnered with, and talks about the “anything goes” spirit of ’40s-inspired spitfire Karen Walker. Who got a “murky mustard” and what models wore high-tech, transparent, lace-covered nails?

Hit play to find out what your digits will look like this spring.

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TAGS: New York Fashion Week, Del Mar, Naeem Khan, Monique Lhuillier, Phillip Lim, Milly, The Blonds, Nails, Label Intel