I’m not quite sure how I feel on the whole ‘new manicure’ sitchu. Pictured here at Katie Gallagher’s Autumn/Winter show, this new spin on nail painting is currently being dubbed the ‘reverse manicure. Part of me feels overjoyed that the precision and prettiness of highly detailed and perfected nails has begun to lessen (all those in the chipped, and half-of-the-paint-left-over crew say i…) It’s really just a bit of fun, isn’t it? And in these times of recession, who doesn’t crave a bit a’ fun.
… To start, you don’t need to book an appointment at your local salon, or even purchase a highly priced kit promising to leave you delighted at your delicate looking nails. No. This design is for the new girls amongst us. Those girls that like to ‘get up and go’, who flick, peel a Satsuma and catch a ball without a flicker of the eye. It’s the sort of design that doesn’t need to accurately correspond to your outfit, or even highlight a worn hue at all. It can clash all you like. It’s like your favourite accessory but at a fraction of the price.
Then again, part of me doesn’t know what I think about it.. What’s wrong with the nicey niceness of decorated nails? Or matching them to your most adored gown, or even having them manicured to look fresh and fancy. It’s a way of looking groomed that has worked for women whatever your age. And if you think that’s boring, a crazy colour can surely put a spin on the perfection of everything and leave you smashing a trend without looking like you’ve smashed the whole bottle…
I’m not sure. I’m undecided on this one.
Love it or hate it, It’s different that’s for sure, and in a fashion era where we thrive on new and thrilling designs. We all secretly love to have an opinion on it. Don’t we…?