This week’s mood has been in tune with, Garconne.
I have mentioned before my daughter Venetia has started a beauty bookings app in London, a concierge service for beauty at home and in salons. Ruuby makes it so easy and as the mother I am very lucky to test-drive many new and wonderful treatments.
Yesterday Ruuby had a pop up store in the gorgeous new beauty area of Harvey Nichols. As I type I am admiring my nail art, a Garconne grey nail with a white strip a little below the tip. Apparently, it is the new version of the French manicure. All I know is, I love it.
Garconne and I met earlier this month.
Again, thank you to Ruuby, I had a delicious nail and foot treatment at home. When I came to choose the colour I was asked if I had tried the new longwearing Chanel colours. Chanel has always created beautiful nail colours but their wearing days are shorter than some other brands. I was reluctant at first but when I saw the colour and was ensured of the staying power, I was all in.
Garconne is a fabulous, fabulous steely grey but with enough life not to look drab. It is gorgeous on my toes and fabulous on the fingers. It’s lighter than a deep red of darkest winter and yet it feels perfectly right for now.
I will wear this shade for months to come.
The even better news, it is seriously lasting well; sneakers and trainers not withstanding. This new longer lasting formula from Chanel means it’s less downtime and sitting still if I have to apply less frequently. I used the new Le Gel topcoat too; seems to add to the longevity and so far not a chip or smudge in sight. The other noticeable feature, my nails are as shiny now as they were when the colour was applied.
That is winning to my mind.
The grey accents look perfect with the feminine/masculine vibe I see hitting the headlines this season and of course anything that compliments the going grey locks is right by me. The only bad news is with the weather in London, the sun has disappeared and the rain set in and I won’t be able to parade the pretty toes out and about.
Garconne, might be “boyish” but the charm is working on me.
Current Mood: “Garconne”
images of saskia de brauw for vogue paris by alisdair mclellan