Pierre Hardy for Nars: Vertebra
When I first Nars’ collaboration with famed shoe designer Pierre Hardy I fell hard for the Vertebra set I’m a huge sucker for well designed packaging and the Pierre Hardy collection definitely delivered on that front. The polish come perfectly packaged in a miniature “shoe” box and the bottles lay heel-to-toe with their miniature dust bag stuffed between them. This all partnered with Nars’ minimalist typographic design. This however was not what made me fall so hard for the colours and what that colour combination reminded me of. Right away I went searching through my maybe-a-little-too-large collection of magazines.After a little bit of searching I found the photo I was looking for in the Harper’s Bazaar Fall/Winter 2009 Runway Report. There it was. The voluminous pink and brown look from Louis Vuitton’s F/W 2009 runway.
The colours are not a perfect match but you can see why they reminded me of each other. They are the perfect super subtle reference towards the outfit. No one will really get that other than me, but I’m ok with that. The nail polish itself is a great forumla and I will be rocking vertebra right, the brown, on my nails and vertebra left, the pink, on my toes quite a bit this summer.