When I last spoke to Miss Pop, the beloved nail artist behind dozens of Allure photoshoots and runway nail looks, she had been inside her New York City apartment for 12 days.

Amid growing concerns at the time about the novel strain of coronavirus, COVID-19, in northern Italy, Miss Pop traveled to Milan Fashion Week to do her job — creating nail looks for Prabal Gurung and Jeremy Scott shows. She left Milan just as news of the coronavirus outbreak hit, but as a precaution, she and her husband consulted their doctor, who advised them to self-quarantine.