tuxedo manicure ruffian fall 2011

Tuxedo manicure at Ruffian Fall 2011. Photo: Dana L. Oliver for AOL StyleList

Ruffian designers Brian Wolk and Claude Morais have revamped their famous moon manicure, but with a boy-meets-girl twist.

For their Fall 2011 collection, the designer duo's influences included '80s art by Jean-Michel Basquiat and glamorous socialites and actresses like Grace Kelly. To echo their modern interpretation of formalwear, Wolk and Morais collaborated with CND to fashion a tuxedo moon manicure.

The shade and the shape represent the feminine side and the moon, triangle and dots represent the masculine, explained CND manicurist Kristina Estabrooks. But it's the inspiration behind the pearlescent lavender nail color that stood out.

"When you look at the sunset and you look at the coloration between the blue and pink band, you'll actually see purple. And the purple reads blue-lavender," said Estabrooks.

To nail that hazy hue, manicurists applied a thin, dry brush layer of Asphalt and topped with Ice Blue Shimmer. Black Jack was used to create the bold tuxedo details and Super Shiny finished the nail look.

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