Courtesy of barneys.com Katherine Bernard, Vogue
Nail polish is now an accessory in its own right, and every season outside of the shows, hundreds of lenses hone in on bedecked fingernails as they carry invitations or tap iPhones. In many shots of stylish handbags, it's hard to know what caught the photographer's eye: Phoebe Philo's sleek leather design, or the hand that clutched it, decorated with miniature sculptures, scales of glitter, or even the Céline logo (rendered in gold polish).
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Bright nail art was an excellent complement to head-to-toe printed looks this spring, and offered a perfect, feminine balance to the athletic-inspired gear we wore this summer. But come fall, fashion looks best with a nail that's more demure. Returning to classics like red and nude seems natural when you consider the major embellishments on the runways, like oversize coats dotted with baubles (Prada) and dresses defined by their ornate texture (Marc Jacobs). What could be cooler than