I’m not sure how I feel about the Caviar Nails which were seen on the runway for Cushnie et Och’s show at Fashion Week in New York this week. Super-dark nail polish (even black, as long it’s Chanel) has been a favorite of mine for years. A glossy, almost mirror-like shine is something I adore…the shinier the better.
Let’s get back the the Caviar Nails that Pattie Yankee from Dashing Diva brought to the runway. Take a good look..the effect is 3-dimensional.
Photos: Ann Lawlor
We even found instructions on how to achieve this über goth and glam look at home!
1. Apply 2 coats of black nail polish
2. Apply nail glue all over the nails
3. Dip nails into black beads
4. Spray with a nail activator spray to finish
Don’t count on every nail salon on the corner to offer this unusual look. For those of you who are more daring, I suggest the DIY method.
My bottom line? I think “Caviar Nails” are fantastic for the runway or for a special night at your favorite Industrial-Goth nightclub (do they still exist? The Catwalk in Seattle closed down years ago!) . For everyday wear, though? I have an inkling that at the slightest bump, little black beads of “caviar” will be left as your calling card.