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Much to the dismay of naysayers/trend forecasters everywhere, nail art ain't goin' nowhere, y'all. In fact, I'm happy to report that it's alive and well and majorly #THRIVING on the Fall 2014 runways at New York Fashion Week. Nail artists pulled out all the stops this season with a brand new class of innovative designs, patterns, textures, and shapes. If you're still struggling to paint both hands without going through an entire bag of cotton balls and polish remover (no shade), you might want to take some notes. Unless you're into the finger-dipped trend, in which case, carry on. Check out our picks for the most creative nail art designs from New York Fashion Week after the jump!

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Nail art at The Blonds.
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Here we have a small sampling of the nail art The Blonds sent down the runway for their Fall 2014 show. Welp, that'll do it, ladies and gentlemen. I think we can all go home now. They won nails. Congrats, CND. I don't even know how to describe half of these, because they are SO insanely detailed. Also because there are SO many. Like, there's at least fifteen in plain view. And that's not even counting those pink pointy suckers (which would no doubt get flagged as weapons by the T.S.A.). Just when we thought it couldn't get more diverse than last season's show, The Blonds went and outdid themselves. Literally.

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Nail art at Cushnie Et Ochs.
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Cushnie et Ochs called in their BFF manicurist, Pattie Yankee, for this stiletto-tipped, iridescent, oil-slick paint job that created a holographic illusion in certain kinds of light. HOLOGRAPHS, people. On fingernails. What's next? A life-size projection of a shirtless 2Pac performing the show's soundtrack? (Hey, it could happen.)

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Lauren Conrad and William Tell at the 'Designs For The Cure' Gala For Susan G. Komen.
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By now, you’ve had plenty of time to gawk at Lauren Conrad’s #1 STUNNA engagement ring. BUT WHAT ABOUT HOW IT ALL WENT DOWN? Come on, Lauren! Give us the deets! It's just us, your old pals at MTV. We've been besties since, like, 2004! Remember? Spill it. Were there rose petals? Puppies? Ribbons and polka dots and tiny pastel macarons? Did you have a secret Pinterest board entitled "Engagement Ideas" for William Tell to refer to? I bet there were macarons.

The single-set, circle-cut ring is TOTALLY true to the former MTV star's style—classic, simple, impossibly glam—and it will undoubtedly be the perfect accessory for any dress she chooses to walk down the aisle in (and also for just like, sitting on the couch and staring at in pajamas.) And since we HAVE known Conrad since 2004 (you've come a long way from flip-flops and tube-tops, lady), we obvi had to offer up some suggestions for dresses on the big day. You know, since we're really busy and couldn't be there in person to help out, even if she decided to ask us instead of say, IDK, her in-the-flesh family.

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First impressions are important. And when it comes to holiday gift giving, here at MTV Style we hold this truth with equal enthusiasm. Sure, you can't deny the character, charm, and economic merits of DIY wrapping jobs, but enter Rachel Zoe, Alice + Olivia, Lela Rose AND charity into the equation? Newspaper and recycled shopping bags definitely won't do!

This holiday season, seven top designers team up with online retailer One Kings Lane to create a stylish and altruistic gift wrapping collection. With all money from sales going to the designers' charity of choice, customers get three gift-wrap rolls for a relatively nominal price of $15 (Imeanreallydoe, for any designer label that is a BARGAIN).

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Can y'all believe it's over? Whew, New York Fashion Week flew by, and our heads are still spinning from all the glorious pieces we spotted on the spring/summer 2013 runway! So far we've noticed that designers couldn't get enough of warm-weather leather and head-to-toe heavy metal, and when it came to prints, there certainly wasn't a shortage of floral and '60s-inspired patterns to serve as some serious eye candy for next season. YUM. What we noticed, though, was that no matter where we spotted prints, they were always mirrored on either side! Long gone are the days of asymmetrical patterns and solid pieces—mirror prints have officially taken over the spring 2013 runway. Let's take a look!

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Mirror Prints New York Fashion Week

Mirrored print looks from the spring 2013 Vivienne Tam, Clover Canyon, and Falguni & Shane Peacock runways.
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If we know one thing for sure, it's that mirrored geometric prints reigned supreme. Vivienne Tam opted for a straight-forward geometric approach with layered inverted triangles to give her frock an updated Aztec feel, while Clover Canyon went ALL out with their detailed digitally-printed dress (WANT). Falguni & Shane Peacock took the mirrored motif very seriously by decking out their entire ensemble in symmetrical pieces—they even included a metal studded harness over the printed dresses, which totally took it to the next level.

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Zoe Saldana, Pharrell Williams and Mary Kate Olsen at the CFDA awards.
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Sometimes the fashion world can seem intimidating and stuffy, but then events like the Met Gala or last night's CFDA awards ceremony pop up and the world that was one intimidating gets to bust out all of its creative, gutsy excitement for the world to see. A designer, a blogger, and a model singing and dancing to "Call Me Maybe" while getting ready? Check. A host decked out in a lace dress and boxer shorts? Check. Some of our favorite celebs wearing GORGEOUS couture? Check, check, check, check. While there were a TON of outfits that struck our fancy on last night's red carpet, there were a few that stuck out in particular. Zoe Saldana wore one of the more striking looks of the night, although it was also one of the most simple. Prabal Gurung dressed the actress in a jet black, carpet-sweeping illusion gown, with figure accentuating sheer panels, long sleeves, and a slit to there. The look was gorgeous paired with a strong kohl eye, nude lips, and tightly pulled-back hair. Pharrell Williams also managed to make black look risky in...dare we say it...a shorts tux. The modernized tux, which also featured a giant bow tie and a beanie, was designed by Comme Des Garçons and revealed the music and fashion mogul's calf tattoo. It's a fresh take on a timeless look that some say needs no updating, but we say go for it Pharrell, what's the point of being in fashion if you're too afraid to take a risk every once in awhile. Also, we need to add that this is not 100% uncharted territory: Joe Jonas wore a giant bow tie to last year's CFDA's. Just sayin'. Ok, ok, we know it's summer and that we need to move on from all the winter-colored outfits, but we couldn't leave out Mary Kate Olsen in The Row, especially since the talented twin and her sister took home the award for Women's Wear Designer of the Year, considered the biggest achievement of the night. Mary Kate joined the winners circle with a new 'do, showing up to the show with brand new brunette locks. The color makes MK's blue eyes pop, an effect that she accentuated with a pair of oversized emerald green drop earrings.

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Lela Rose, Halston Heritage, and BCBG Max Azria Wedding Dresses available at Shopbop.com
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When we first heard that one of our fave online retailers, Shopbop.com, was the latest to get in on the bridal game, we got all googly-eyed. Big dreamy designers like Lela Rose! Halston! BCBG Max Azria! All at a click's reach ranging from the VERRRY affordable $195 to the reasonable-for-a-wedding-dress-but-still-sorta-expensive $5,000 in short, long, fashion-forward, and classic styles. But then we backtracked. Not because we're not exactly, technically, anywhere near an engagement (idle dress dreaming is innate for the ladies regardless of whether you've nabbed a ring. #thatsanotherdaydream), but because who would agree to buy the "most important dress of your life etc. etc." online without EVER trying it on first?! That's a pretty big gamble. So unless this is a Vegas-style impromptu throwdown, we're guessing it's one most people aren't willing to take. Then again, any gown will need major alterations. So is the risk worth saving some bucks and snagging a big name designer within five to seven business days? What say you? We're torn. Chime in in the comments!

+ Would you buy your wedding dress online? Or would you ONLY say "Yes to the Dress" in person?

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Tired of the same ol' same hairstyle? We found some serious hair inspiration yesterday at several New York Fashion Week shows. Granted, you may not want to braid a scarf into your hair or spray paint your strands silver, but these wild manes are sure to get your creative juices flowing.

CRAFTY BUNS AT THAKOON: At Thakoon, strips of knit fabric were twisted through models' hair into funky french rolls.

Lindsey Wixson backstage at the Thakoon fall 2011 show in New York on Feb. 13.
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FRIZZY FAUX HAWKS AT BENSONI: Bensoni teamed thigh high boots on feet with pompadoured messy braided faux hawks. To emphasize the edginess of the style, some models had the sides spray painted silver.

Models backstage at the Bensoni fall 2011 presentation in New York on Feb. 13.
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PIN-UP GIRL WAVES AT LELA ROSE: Lela Rose models wore Old Hollywood finger waves in the front and a modern ponytail in the back.

A model on the Lela Rose fall 2011 runway in New York on Feb. 13.
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Mara Hoffman, Vena Cava, And Rachel Comey
JWOWW Closes The Richie Rich Show
Steven Alan, BCBG, and Nicholas K
Christian Siriano's Shoe Designs Cause A Scene
Jason Wu, Rebecca Taylor, and Rebecca Minkoff
Bold Braids
Celebs Flock To The Tents
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