Thursday, 19 March 2009

Rouge Noir

There is nothing like a manicure to make you feel really glam. I tend to go for dark browns and browney reds (I'm sorry but I just can't get into black nail varnish) but my favourite colour is Rouge Noir by Chanel. This colour really came into it's heyday back in 1994 when Uma Thurman donned it in the cult classic, Pulp Fiction. Playing coke snorter, Mia Wallace, she made a fashionable presence in movie dressed in a white crisp shirt, black pedal pushers and loafers along with her razor sharpe bob. Her look was modelled after Danish actress, Anna Karina who was very big in the 60s and possessed a sultry look that was all big dark hair with lots of mascara and eye shadow. After the huge success of Pulp Fiction a lot of brands came out with blood red nail polish however, no one did it better than Chanel. Rouge Noir has been raved about by beauty journos and all round fashionistas.

1 cool comments:

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

I've never worn black nail polish either, but I have worn deep burgundy before. I think I'm more of a neutral color girl!