Military nails

Everyone’s hyping Chanel’s camo nails it seems (which launch at Fashion Night Out next week) but I’m not ready to go the whole ten-fingered hog of khaki and beige. I prefer the idea of a handful of khaki or grey and the other hand a rich, bloody red – my favourite military combination – inspired by a page in Harper’s Bazaar.

Nails can be long or short and the beauty of this colour scheme is that it’s wonderfully versatile and will work with all neutral outfits including denim, black, grey, khaki, camel and, of course red.

This also chimes in with the happy news that Revlon is reviving its iconic red, Fire & Ice. Try this with Barry M’s grey nail paint, a good, flat grey with no sparkles.


Acne mohair sweater (above), €198,

Angora cardigan (above), £695, Stella McCartney at Matches

Shearling biker jacket (above), £1,895, Burberry Prorsum at

Fur coat (above), £1,926.39, Ines & Marechal at


Library corner: The Faces of Fashion: Vogue Model

Vogue is launching a new book about models. Which I am looking forward to (it’a an A-Z on models past and present with Q & As and tons of pics – OMG) and it also gives me the opportunity to share one of my favourite model pics ever. Emma Balfour by David Sims. From W magazine think. I would love to buy a print of this…*

The Faces of Fashion: Vogue Model by Robin Derrick and Robin Muir, £45, from Oct 7th.

*Apologies for the crude cropping, it’s the only example of this pic I could find

Quote of the day

“I am consistent. My outward appearance goes with my inward feelings. My spirit is timeless; my age doesn’t matter. It’s a reflection of my mood.”
Patricia Fox

Oh how I love this short article by Lynn Yaeger in the New York Times on fashion renegades