I’m something of a color freak. If a certain shade grabs me the right way, I will buy just about whatever that object is to obtain the color. That’s lead me to own a pretty bizarre collection of tiny boxes, various packaging campaigns for candies and soaps I’ve never used and every possible type of vase and glass that has that perfect translucent green or pink color. My color obsession went into full effect last week when I was killing time outside of Pok Pok in Manhattan. (Pause: we have a Pok Pok in NYC now? I know, it’s too good to be true!) I’d arrived a little too early to meet a friend and ended up popping around the corner to browse the racks at Maryam Nassir Zadeh. I can’t afford most things in that shop, but I luckily gravitated towards the few things that were in my budget. Namely, a great little set of nail polishes from Bernhard Willhelm that came in amazing reds, pinks and corals.
I’m not much of a beauty/makeup person, so I’d never even heard of Bernhard Willhelm. After some Googling I found that it’s
a division of Uslu Airlines, which I naively assumed was some super progressive and fashion-forward travel company (actually a German fashion designer). It turns out it’s just the name of a cosmetic line that seems to now be popping up in every hipster shop and hotel around the country. I jumped right on the band wagon and took two bottles home with me in beautiful shades of coral and red (my official D*S colors these days). I couldn’t wait to wear them so I ended up painting them on my nails on the way out to dinner and waving my hands around like a lunatic until they dried. And when they did? Ooh-wee are they pretty. I don’t have pretty nails, so if that color can make my hands good they’re definitely worth investing in. The Bernhard Willhelm line has a wide variety of colors, but I think their reds and greens are the best. You can order them online at Ten Over Six in the US, and if you’re in Europe, Collette has the full collection online. Here’s to colorful nails everywhere…xo, grace
*Inspired by the discussion in this comment section, I’m starting a potluck lunch series in our Brooklyn office. If you’d like to sign up for more information, please leave your contact info here. Thanks- Grace