Here are images of the models starring in today's Nailed shoot: Isabel Hickman and Sara Blomqvist (the latter on the Autumn/Winter catwalk of Marc Jacobs) We'll be streaming live from 10:00 BST today, but now's a chance for us to give you a speedy synopsis of the shoot's concept. It's deceptively simple - to decorate nails with manicure supremo Marian Newman's interpretations of the inspirations and decorative motifs from our favourite Spring/Summer 2011 womenswear collections - and the classic gesticulations and poses of smoking seem the perfect means by which to show off these cuticular creations to their best advantage, with Nick Knight capturing the results in a series of fashion films.
Underscoring our chosen aesthetic themes, models will be dressed in key pieces from each designer's collection - Mary Katrantzou's lampshade skirt, Stephen Jones' fabulous feathered mane for Ungaro and a gem of vintage Galliano couture being my personal highlights.
Of course, those fashion choices perhaps indicate that these nails will be no ordinary French-tip number. Marian Newman has employed every trick of haberdashery, upholstery and even carpentry, to render the ordinary nail into an extraordinary work of art on every fingertip. I just hope our fashion selection can live up to Marian's boundless creativity.