From Paris (Via Russia), With Love
At Karl Lagerfeld’s “Paris-Moscou” themed Chanel Pre-Fall show earlier this month, homage was paid to a myriad of Russian inspirations for a collection of clothes and accessories that we called an “excursion into Coco Chanel’s exotic history with men.” But the detail-oriented among you, those who made it past the chain headdresses and elaborate heels, likely noticed sparkling nails inspired by, get this, the beauty of women. “Russian women,” said Peter Philips, Global Creative Director for Chanel makeup, who created a new, limited edition collection of lacquers for the occasion. Philips added a different glimmer to each of the three black-based metallic shades, using flecks of shimmering red (Feu de Russie), gold (Or de Russie), and blu (Nuit de Russie) to distinguish one from another. Available through January 2009, visit www.chanel.com to get yours while supplies last. And remember, once they sell out, there’s always eBay.