What is your process of working with clients to design the nails for the show?
It’s really important for me to see the collection and to have a conversation with the designers about their inspiration. Then we do a beauty test a few days before the show with hair, makeup, and nails to try out different concepts and see what all works together.
What's in your fashion week survival kit?
I couldn’t survive without Uber and coffee.
What was your very first fashion week experience like?
I was so excited, but overwhelmed and nervous all at the same time. It was an experience I’ll never forget.
Can you share a major NYFW highlight?
Doing the nails for Opening Ceremony’s very first runway show
was pretty epic. It was the season that they took over the SuperPier and they had sports cars lining the runway. I did tire mark-inspired nail designs, and also had a pop up nail salon at the show venue. It was so much fun!
How do you start your mornings?
I shower, make coffee, put on a bit of makeup and throw up my hair, and then I get dressed and am out the door. I'm usually ready in 30 minutes—I'm not really a morning person.
What is your typical uniform for the week?
During fashion week, especially when I’m backstage, I’m constantly on the move so I try to keep it comfortable. I usually stick with pants, comfortable shoes, and my hair up and out of my face.