Finger-Painting With Florence
Unlike many of her singing sensation cohorts, Florence Welch, she of the Machine, isn’t necessarily known for a nail obsession. Fiery, flaming red locks? Sure. An insane, porcelainlike complexion? Yup. But Flo gave her tips a little extra attention at this weekend’s Leeds Festival, filing her longer-than-usual talons into a squoval shape and slicking on multiple coats of an iridescent black-gold lacquer. The polish bears a close resemblance Deborah Lippmann’s Swagga Like Us as well as Chanel’s cult-favorite Peridot, which wouldn’t be a surprising choice considering Welch and Karl Lagerfeld go way back—to the designer’s Spring 2012 show for the French house, specifically, when Florence provided a live backing track to Karl’s ocean-inspired collection. Thoughts on her varnish of choice—and the way it perfectly complements that black and gold tambourine?