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Deborah Lippmann

March 11, 2011

Deborah Lippmann is a jazz singer turned manicurist-extraordinaire. She’s worked for the likes of Vogue, W, Vanity Fair as well as Versace, Valentino and Balenciaga. Obviously she hit the jackpot as a manicurist, as now she has her own line of about 45 nail polishes alot of which were designed with celebrities – Here’s an excerpt from a V Magazine article on Deborah; the colours on the right are Wicked Game and Razzle Dazzle (part of her ‘Jazz’ Collection).Today Was A Fairytale, Glitter In The Air, Across the Universe and Gwen Stefani whose nails she painted for the cover of InStyle.A Vanity Fair cover manicured by Deborah and Don’t Tell Mama nail polish. Surprisingly the polishes aren’t horrendously overpriced (albeit expensive for nail polish) retailing at $18-20. Direct from her website shipping is not available to Australia, but eBay have almost the entire line on sale at a similar price.Beginning with Mariah Carey, numerous celebrities have collaborated with her to design a nail polish. Above is Pat Benatar’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot, Renee Zellweger’s Just Walk Away Renee, and Dree Hemmingway’s Supermodel. As well as Sarah Smile modelled by Blake Lively.Demi Moore for W painted by Deborah, as well as Superstar, Boom Boom Pow and Some Enchanted Evening.

Mary J. Blige’s No More Drama, Cher’s Believe, Rodarte’s Marquee Moon, and Zac Posen’s Purple rain.

Happy Birthday, a Harper’s Bazaar cover featuring Deborah’s nail polish, and Bad Romance.And finally, the colour that kick started her line Satin Doll by Mariah Carey, as well as Sarah Jessica Parker’s Sarah Smile, Shape Magazine for Breast Cancer’s Shape Of My Heart and Kelly Ripa’s Whatever Lola Wants.

Kudos to Michi Girl for directing me here, who knew you could become famous as a manicurist?

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