Launch Editor ZOE FOSTER
S/S ’11 Chanel’s disco smoky eyes and a Chanelegant new ‘it’ nail lacquer.
Wed, 6 October 2010 9:30AM
One of the big shows I always wait for is the Wiggles Greatest Hits live show. Another one is the Chanel runway show, which falls towards the end of the international collections, in Paris, (obviously) and always excites people who care about big nail polish trends. Like me.
Last night, Mr KARL LAGERFELD served up his latest dishy looks for the French luxury brand in in what could be described as a kind of post-apocalyptic garden. The place was heaving with famous people, like ALEXA CHUNG, LILY ALLEN, KEIRA KNIGHTLY and even COURTNEY LOVE, who appeared to have dialed down her dishevel-o-meter considerably for the event, but it was the models I was interested in. Or more specifically, their nail beds.
The look of the collection was classic Chanel: tulle, floral, sequins, tweed and big hats, and the hair and makeup, which flirted with both the ’70s and ’80s, balanced all that femininity by being real slick and real powerful. Say, KARLIE KLOSS, won’t you show them what I’m talking about?
KARLIE! A close up of those dramatic and very smoky eyes, please!
And now onto the real reason you and I are both reading this post. Or writing it, in one case. The nail polish! The nail polish, dear GOD why won’t you get to the nail polish! We all know Chanel rule the nail trend roost when it comes to big, trend-driven shades. You might not have even known that the reason you’ve been wearing taupe and latte shades for the last six months is because of Chanel, but we do, because it’s our job. Ditto the minty, blue-green shades currently in vogue. So, I am waiting to hear back from the PR for confirmation, because she is in Paris currently, and probably fast asleep on a bed of croissants/stripy shirts, but I have done some detective work and discovered what Chanel nail lacquer the models wore on the runway, which as you can see from this image, looks to be a very inky metallic green.
Can you believe the one model showing her nails effing BODGED them? Eff!
It’s called BLACK PEARL, and you birds will be going mad for it, especially those who love a darker nail, but who fancy a touch of drama and excitement within that dark parameter. In this case, some shimmer, (hence the ‘pearl’ in the name) and a whisper of gray, and a bucket full of deep, mossy green tones.
The big new trend, according to UK nail guru SOPHY ROBSON, will be rich, deep earthy tones, and heck, if she wasn’t spot on with this foresty-green. Here’s her pic of Black Pearl, Tweeted from the dingin’ show! terrific work, SOPHY. Just terrific.
Now, until Black Pearl goes on sale in February with the makeup collection we can see delicately painted on KARLIE’s face up there, (cue waiting list) here are a few shades that look quite similar, if you simply canNOT wait to get your trend on:
Zoya in Suvi
OPI Unripened or Here Today… Aragon Tomorrow
Essie in Licorice
Of course, one must keep the nails short and naturally rounded and neat when one is wearing dark polish. One simply MUST. Or one might be thrown out of Polish School and onto the street with nothin’ but a nail file and a busted up harmonica to their name.
Do you quite fancy some deep inky green nails?
Like, this weekend?
Do you even care that dark lacquers are typically cold season nails?
Me either! Who would. What kind of lunatic would.
Posted by: Zoe Foster