The black nailpolish "Duo Terriblement Noir" pays homage to one of Yves Saint Laurent's masterpieces, Le Smoking! In 1966 a tuxedo for women was a controversial fashion statement... the same goes for black nail polish in 2011. But I'm sure that's about to change! How cool is this?!
Duo Terriblement Noir nail polish is part of the terribly hip Christmas 2011 make-up collection which was created by LLoyd Simmonds. It should be applied matte on the entire nail surface, glossy on the tips (think a French manicure, only black). I think it looks best with a simple LBD or of course... a tuxedo.
Manicure by Frederique at Mooi Visagerie:
YSL Manicure Couture Duo n°6 is a limited edition, so get your hands on it while you can! (Either for yourself, or as gift... gentlemen, are you paying attention?) For more information, please visit: http://www.ysl-parfums.com/index.jspz
In the background:
Vogue Paris Décembre 2010 / Janvier 2011, N. 913, cover photography by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott. Model: Daphne Groeneveld.
Vogue España Diciembre 2008, cover photography by Alix Malka. Model: Monica Bellucci.