Natalie’s Nails: Paris 2.7.12


"I found Vesna nail salon last season in Paris. This time I went in to get a gel manicure, which literally lasts month. My nails were short and chipped and I needed something that would sustain—during fashion week you don't have time to run to nail salons and I don't have the skill or patience to do them myself. And Vesna is right around the corner from my apartment in the Marais so it works out great! I picked a few colors I loved and Katarina decided we should something cool like a dégradé. She picked a moss green and a turquoise and blended them at the tips. It took about an hour, including two extensions for nails that were too short. The result is this kind of iridescent, coral reef reminds me of the Versace Spring 2012 show for some reason. But it works really well with the Peter Pilotto outfit I chose to wear today—the fur bib he made has the same kind of parrot color scheme. The lip color is NARS Dragon Girl Velvet Matte pencil. Glasses are Tom Ford, jacket is vintage, bag is Corto Moltedo. Actually, those nails are insane with the bag. The bag catches the color of the nail, like a chameleon!"

As you may recall, Natalie is a casting agent and author of the blog Tales of Endearment. She was also my roommate for the first half of Paris Fashion Week. Thanks for fixing the coffee machine, Nat. Or should I say, plugging it in...

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  • Messamet serdane

    So nice ! very original !!

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  • Heyitsalexp

    Wow, these are my dream nails!

  • Joy Of Stranger Sensibilities

    her nails are out of this world!

  • Farrah

    is this CalGel or Gel mani like OPI or CND shellac?

  • Anonymous

    AH! I've been dying to try gel nails to achieve this very effect! Super cool - You said you needed to get a little nail extension, does that mean the look doesn't work on shortly cropped nails, cause I definitely like to keep mine short.

  • MyDearGirl

    Dearest Emily,

    What is your beauty regimen when flying? What 3 measley oz product is a must to carry on?

  • PYC

    ahh! that's the salon by my apartment!

  • Rola

    Loving the modern French manicures with different colors. Tres chic!

  • Pinklemonincrystal

    i want to try gel nails too :)

  • Anonymous
  • A Reader

    Very nice! Do you have tighter shot of the nails? I would love to see more detail.

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  • Mrs Singh

    These nails and bag remind me of Chanel Peridot np for some reason. And that Pamela Love ring is amazing! I have it and never get tired of it. Great post, thank you!

  • The many lives of Line

    That's absolutely smashing! Love that manicure:)!


  • Kristen Stewart

    I'm obsessed with nail art! Her fingers look like they belong on a mermaid now!

  • gina

    I luv the ring with those nails!

  • Clémy

    Natalie, la plus belle !