What's the deal, why is the french manicure a no go for you?
Forget no go, it's a NEVER go. French manicures are obscene, vile, tacky beyond reason. I associate them with porn stars--part of that whole beauty aesthetic that favours super tan skin paired with extremely blonde hair--and therefore I equate it with bad beauty taste. People may defend it by saying it's a 'clean look' but how does having thick, long, squared off nails with white tips look natural in any way?
Have you ever had it done?
What's your reaction when you see a french mani on the street? Is it the same as when you see it on the runway?
GAH. I cringe. Shudder. Silently judge. When it's a French pedicure, I'm pretty sure I actually start twitching. When I see it on the runway I am confused. As in Why, Karl Lagerfeld why? Peter Phillips, why did you allow this?
How about the french mani in other shades: YSL had a purple and gold one a while back in 2010/2011. Still the same knee jerk reaction?
That, I don't have a problem with. It's the classic sheer pink with thick white square tip that is so offensive.
Do you think it'll ever make it's way back in, or do you think you may like it again some day?
I've never liked it, and that will never change.
Thank you for asking!
Styling + photography by Claire Oleson