|The dream team for LV, Shanghai|
So pleased to have news from Marian Newman, nail expert/genius/wonderwoman who is just back from the Louis Vuitton show in Shanghai and a VIP party to launch their new mega-store. They reproduced the Paris show (famously with a LV logo steam train that took two and a half months to ship!) by building a station next to Huangpu River to hold the party.
|The ‘station’ replication complete with LV balustrade|
So, the nails. Sometimes I think I sound crazy because I can never find the right shade of nude and STILL to this day regret not buying a back up of the Michael Kors for Estee Lauder which I used up to the very last drop. Because all nudes are not equal; perfect nude nuances are the very thing that tie nail maestros in knots because they are so difficult to come by off the shelf and equally difficult to hand mix.
|Mixed to perfection|
Marian says, “Nude colours are really difficult to mix as the base colour needs to be the right one. I was mixing and mixing a few days before going and it wasn’t going well. Then, one tiny drop of a very bright pink did it! This nude is a creamy, pale, ashes of roses, without too much blue (because that would clash with some skin tones) and each of my 8 bottles that I made up matched the buttons on the coats EXACTLY!”