Deborah Lippmann, founder of Lippmann Collection, had a busy New York Fashion Week. After giving Mariah Carey not one but two manicures during Fashion Rocks (Mimi wore Fashion during the Stand Up To Cancer performance and then for Rhapsody in White for her solo), she did the nails at Rodarte, Zac Posen and Zegna (which, if you read my post on nail techs during FW, you know is no small feat). Still, she took a minute to talk to me backstage about a multitude of nail topics, the first being trends. To find out the fate of the French pedicure and whether you can stop asking for "squoval" nails


OK, here's your chance: What nail trends do you never want to see again?
Deborah Lippmann: Neon is done; it's a quick trend. As for pedicure trends, the French pedicure is done. Done! It’s so over. And also, no length on the toenails. They shouldn’t go over the toe — maybe even have a little bit of flesh showing. The chipped nail polish trend is over too.

What nail shape is in coming into style?
Deborah Lippmann: It’s going a little softer, more feminine, not square. Not oval, not squoval, somewhere between an oval and, if you have a little bit of a length, an almond shape. That’s what I do on all the fashion shoots, that’s what all the photographers want.

What's are the upcoming trends in nail color?
Deborah Lippmann: It’s matchy matchy. Matching nails on hands and feet are coming back. We’ll be seeing lavenders and lilacs with a little bit of twinkle. For Spring, sheer nail polish is not happening. You can still wear a neutral nail, like something flesh-toned. But for neutrals, it's not a twinkle, not a sparkle, not an iridescent.

To find out how to find your neutral, check back on Wednesday!