New York can be quite raw, grungy, and a bit dangerous- and that was exactly the inspiration behind Altuzarra’s Spring/Summer 2012 show. An androgynous, messy feminine aesthetic brought to life a cleaner version of so-called grunge, a trend that has resurfaced in a new, slightly polished way. Bold, dark eyebrows and straight “destroyed” hair create the deconstructed look. Yet, the cleanest part of the look was the nude nails, meant to look like a “second skin.” Artist Candice Manacchio of CND explained how any classic woman with a modern edge could rock these nails day to night. The first coat is a nude Putty layered with a second Super Matte Top Coat to avoid any and all shine. The look is real and functional in a dynamic way.