Uslu Rolls the Dice
Nail polish devotees, ourselves very much included, have long been hip to Uslu Airlines, the effortlessly cool Berlin-born brand with an eye-popping array of lacquers. Each bottle is named in honor of a global airport code, which means a goes-with-everything fleshy nude has been attributed to Poland’s WAW, while Hungary’s MQC is immortalized by a head-turning neon pink. The fashion faithful might recall SMV, a super-saturated bright orange hue created in tribute to the tarmacs in Samedan, Switzerland by boundary-pushing designer Bernard Willhelm —one of the brand’s many collaborative efforts, which also includes a collection of DJ-inspired polishes. Uslu’s latest beats-meets-beauty offering is DUS (Dusseldorf), a killer Easter egg shade that also comes with a killer track from homegrown spin doctor DJ Loco Dice. While the dub—or is it house?—jam may not become our regular nail-painting soundtrack anytime soon (that honor is reserved for Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk”), the pale lilac varnish will definitely be on repeat for the rest of the summer.