noniecremebutterlondoninbazaarI feel so maternal saying this, but I can't resist ...

I am so proud of my stylish friend, Nonie Creme, creative director for butter LONDON! She graces the pages of the October issue of BAZAAR Australia. Go Nonie!

Smart, savvy and stylish, Nonie knows nails. And butter LONDON happens to be my favorite nail lacquer because of it. The shades are brilliant! So you can imagine what an honor it was to have the opportunity to help name one of butter LONDON's newest shades, All Hail McQueen.

Nonie shares,

Always wear a statement nail. It will make you the center of attention. And it's hard to be grumpy when you are wearing pink glitter (Rosie Lee) or a beautiful blue (Victoriana) on your digits.

Inspired by designer Alexander Wang, butter LONDON's Fash Pack mimics the collection's wearability. The putty color works well for both this season and next.

Speaking of spring, Nonie predicts granny apple green, salmon pink and pops of fluoro to make an impact.

While I am feeling unprepared for the holidays this year, I have to admit I have already planned out my nail polish wardrobe. With many wonderful events and parties to attend, I have my eye on some fabulous nail lacquers.

I am enamored with all things glitter — especially those in raspberry, bordeaux, charcoal and black. A few of my favorites for the 2010 holiday season are: OPI Tease-y Does It!, Deborah Lippmann Razzle Dazzle, Dior Vernis Black Sequins and butterLONDON Chimney Sweep.

All of these colors will beautifully complement my holiday attire. Yes, holiday outfit coordination is done! Now, I just need to begin the list making process so that I don't slip behind (can't afford that faux pas, no matter how good my nails look).
allhailmcqueenbybutterlondonEvery now and then, a nail lacquer comes along and makes you want to hold onto summer forever. This is definitely one of them.

While this gorgeous glittered-up beige polish is a year round pleaser, it especially makes me smile right about now. And not just because I helped name this special lacquer with Founding Creative Director, Nonie Creme, in remembrance of one of the most brilliant fashion designers. Alexander McQueen deserves a glamified homage, after all.

We can all appreciate a staple nail color in our wardrobe. This is one of those timeless shades that you will never tire of. Perfect, yet again, to honor the memory of Mr. McQueen.

Hail to you, too, butter LONDON. McQueen will, indeed, live on ... in our hearts and on our nails!

paradoxalchanelnailpolishOver the last two years, I have experimented more with nail color than at any other point in my life. If you think about it, trying on all of the colors of the rainbow in nail polish is a great way to express your mood of the moment — inexpensively.

And right now, I am passionate about purple!

Thanks to Chanel, here is yet another fabulous color to add to your nail polish drawer — Paradoxal. This gray violet color has iridescent specs that shine in a irresistible way.

I happened upon this color before it hit the shelves, by mistake albeit. While getting a pedicure, the nail technician used a UV topcoat over OPI's You Don't Know Jacques that turned it this shade of purple (minus the iridescence). It was an amazing color that I never could duplicate, so I was thrilled when Chanel read my mind. Absolutely perfect to get me in the FW10 mood!

essiechinchillyAfter wearing out green for spring, I've moved onto the neutrals — and I'm testing quite a few. I tried a khaki color a few weeks ago on both my fingernails and toes, which was pretty cool. However, what I really wanted was more of a putty color. Enter: essie.

When I came across essie's chinchilly, a medium gray color, I immediately fell in love. It's the perfect neutral ... as close to putty as I'm going to get. It goes with everything in my wardrobe, so it eliminates potential outfit challenges. A nail polish staple.

While I partake in pedicures quite a bit, I am not one to paint my fingernails often. Yet with this color, I've been painting and repainting endlessly. That's how great a color this is.

As it turns out, the big nail colors for spring are beige tones and pale pinks. Between beige, gray and pale pink, I see an opportunity for some great tone-on-tone outfits. Go for it!