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Bucking Black Nail Polish For Its Total Opposite

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Once you get past Natasha Poly’s expertly crafted cat eye, pale lip, perfect skin, and those killer, killer earrings, the discerning observer notices something else on i-D magazine’s October cover girl: Hello, white nail polish. A stroke of genius from manicurist extraordinaire Marian Newman, the color goes beyond the sheer simplicity of once ubiquitous “ballet slipper” pinks for something that’s a bit more edgy, albeit equally classic. According to Butter London creative director Nonie Creme, the color—or the achromatic, as the case may be—is a must for this season and reflects the pared-down, somber feel of the Fall collections. “If you want to dabble in the trend without going full-on ‘Liquid Paper,’ pick a medium white, a china or an ivory,” Creme advises. “Two coats of a medium-opacity white is not as over-the-top as the Pantoney-looking versions,” she continues, adding that if you’re not ready for a total whiteout, a pale dove gray is a nice way to transition into the trend.

Try it: Butter London Cream Tea, part of the Fashionista’s Favourites Fall 2008 collection, $45, www.butterlondon.com

Photo: Emma Summerton for i-D Magazine, October 2008

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  1. Nigelific says:

    White nail polish is so plain and ordinary that it is weird which makes it interesting. I love doing nail art and plastering the most bizarre mosaics on my nails, but I sometimes just want to do one solid color. If I do pink, it seems too girly and plain. If I do black, I feel too gothic and depressed. When I do plain white, it still makes me just as happy as if my nails were covered in sequence and glitter. It is such a pure, clean color that you can’t mess with. It is similar to black eyeliner or a little black dress, in that it’s a necessity in every girls beauty secrets. You can never go wrong when dawning lids heavily layers in black liner. You can never go wrong when sporting a little black dress to any event. And you can never go wrong when flashing a clean coat of white nail polish!

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