Keeping With Tradition
New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde took home two Grammys at the ripe age of 17, but even better than a non-twerking teenager finally coming out on top was her manicure. Her black-stained fingertips were reminiscent of the Middle Eastern henna tradition—a look we also saw a few years back at Mara Hoffman’s Fall 2011 presentation (at left). But unlike the ancient natural substance that can leave the skin dyed for up to four weeks, the ink used for last night’s performance of “Royals” was of the temporary variety: Lorde accepted her awards with a traditional onyx-colored polish job. We like a girl who makes a statement—minus a crimson-clawed foam finger.