Burlesque starlet Dita Von Teese is best known for her classic pinup modeling and overall vintage aesthetic, but we think the half “moon manicure” she’s been sporting long before the trend hit the runway this season is really rather modern, and now we can’t get enough of it.
It’s no wonder that the moon manicure, also known as the “Reverse French Manicure” is Von Teese’s style of choice – it was actually quite popular in the 1920’s and 1930’s, and who better to influence it than her mother, a professional manicurist?
Now the look is all over the runway with variations from the top polish suppliers of the US and UK.
We love this matte and metallic combination – a great matte black to use is OPI’s Obscurity.
To pair with their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, Ruffian debuted a glossy black and nude combination complete with a logo on the ring finger.
Vena Cava shows a slightly more sophisticated and simplified version, definitely our favorite.
No matter what, it’s all about using black lacquer in new ways. We totally think of our black steel pieces with the same satin finish.
Don’t get us wrong, we’re jewelry people – handling pliers and strong metals and having our hands constantly exposed to running water means a brand new mani lasts about a day, but we’ll make an extra effort to sport these super chic looks, if only for a fun weekend. Hope you get a chance to try them too!