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Inez and Deborah Paint the Town Pink



Inez van Lamsweerde (half of the husband-and-wife photographer duo Inez and Vinoodh) does not wear nail polish—she’s a buff-and-shine kinda girl. Well, at least she was until she teamed up with Deborah Lippmann, a manicurist she’s worked with on shoots for almost two decades. The new “bubblegum techno-babe hue” that launched on Net-a-Porter today was developed out of Van Lamsweerde’s love of Mad Men and the characters’ perfectly pointed and lacquered tips. Unable to find a color that captured what the “uptown New York woman” of the 1950s would wear “on a holiday to Palm Springs,” the photog began concocting her own—finally settling on a combination of Lippmann’s Daytripper and P.Y.T. Pleased by her discovery, she rang the polish pro to see if a custom bottle could be created, and thus Break 4 Love (named after Van Lamsweerde’s favorite techno song) was born. Emblazoned on the box is a self-portrait of Van Lamsweerde (seen here)—the only element missing: a creamy pink paint job.


Photo: Courtesy of Deborah Lippmann

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