Friday, August 01, 2008
Fashion Friday: White
Have you heard? White is the new black.
Apparently the hottest colour for the summer is WHITE. On sunglasses, in the wardrobe, the eyeliner ... and on the nails.
See above? How many shades of white nail polish does a girl need? At last count I have seven. SEVEN. Okay, so they're not all technically "white", there are a couple leaning toward grey. But I've gone a little trend happy with this. Who knew that I was already ahead of the game having unknowingly purchased not just one, but TWO bottles of "Kyoto Pearl"; one a few months ago and then again in sunny Vancouver. (I know, it's not trendy, the term is "early dementia".)
The other morning I was up at 6:38 AM ... when I had no business being up at 6:38 AM. We're supposed to be on vacation. Well since I was up anyway, I had at least another hour to kill before the kids would be awake, so what a perfect opportunity to give my nails a little treat. I hadn't even had the chance yet to try the new colours from Vancouver.
At about 6:50AM the husband walked in the washroom and saw the initial results as I was letting them dry. (You see, he's up early on vacay, because he's got a bit of work he needs to get done and MUST escape to Starcracks, away from the girlie, if he is to get it accomplished. My plan of setting the kids on him is working...)
"You know, Karen, that me of all people, with the little I know about fashion, should not be commenting. But that looks REALLY BAD. Whassup with you anyway? Wanting that trailer-trash look?"
I stared critically at my right hand again; honestly, it was too early in the morning to be insulted. And I came to my own conclusions.
"I guess I went a bit crazy with the White-out, didn't I?"
So to try to make things better, I did the fancy trick that I've seen the girls at the Nail Salon do. I put a different shade over top and made it look ... well, presentable. "Birthday Babe" over "Alpine Snow".
A little less tacky, I thought. Well, at least at 7AM on a weekday vacay morning.
It also makes for an awesome tan on my hands. To give the illusion that I've been outdoors this summer; and not just hiding behind the computer all day.
Blogging addicts, we need every trick we can get.