Photo Credit: Tibi
There are moments when fashion is just plain silly -- and this is one of them. Tibi designer, Amy Smilovic, attended a wedding last month with a chipped manicure. Maybe she didn't have time to hit the nail salon before the event, you may be thinking. We've all been there, right? Wrong. She paid for this worn-down, intentionally messy paint job. Why? She explained the reasons via her company's Facebook page:
"When I was in London this summer, I had drinks with an editor from Vogue. She was of course tremendously chic and amazingly put together... But her nails were red. And they were chipped. And it just made her so much more approachable somehow. And cooler."
Smilovic goes on to describe a similar encounter with another magazine staffer, who also sported a sloppy manicure. "Somehow that just screamed 'I'm put together, I love red, but really, who has the time?'"
While I love the fact that imperfect polish is totally acceptable among the fashion elite, the fact that women would dish out cash for the look seems ridiculous. But, if I'm willing to buy distressed denim, then am I being a style hypocrite? Maybe. Although I wouldn’t wear them to a wedding...
Would you pay for a chipped manicure all in the name of fashion? Chime in now!