"I wanted to offer a shortcut to obtaining the nail style that I have been wearing for the last 20 years," Dita says. "If you look very, very closely, the most glamorous and iconic portraits of the 1930s and 1940s show the half-moon manicure. I think it was a way of showing that you had someone take the time to do your nails and perfectly paint the half-moon rather than doing them yourself."
The Dita Von Teese Nail Set by Kiss ($10) is a little more costly than most drugstore artificial nails, but for a party or a night out they'd be a glamorous option and much less expensive than going to a salon. They're available on Dita's website or at one of her shows, so if you're coveting them you can swipe some for yourself there.