Dior Vernis Ebony 912 (Mitzah Collection Fall 2011)
|October 10, 2011||Posted by peach_ under Dior, Limited Edition|
“Madame Bricard is one of the rare people for whom elegance is their sole reason for living,” said Christian Dior of Mitzah Bricard, his beloved muse.
The story goes, Mitzah always wore a leopard print chiffon scarf around her wrist to hide a scar. Dior admired her elegance and mysterious personality, and began incorporating this animal print in his designs from 1947.
The Fall 2011 Mitzah Collection is a tribute to Dior’s inspiration. Ebony, the darker of the 2 nail polishes in this collection, takes on its shade from the dark motif on a leopard.
Ebony is a cool-toned dark brown creme without any redness. It has an ever-so-slight grey cast that gives it a taupe-y look. Like most of Dior’s creme polishes, it has hidden silver microshimmer that is only barely visible up close and under bright light.
The first coat applies more sheer than a typical Dior creme, but becomes fully opaque after two coats. The finish is darker and even less red than the bottle color.
To be honest, I didn’t think dark brown would be a flattering nail color, but I am loving the look! Because it’s not a reddish-brown, it doesn’t look like chocolate on the nails, or even coffee (which I was hoping it would), but rather, it’s an elegant, glossy, grey-brown that’ll easily complement many autumn outfits.
If you haven’t tried brown polishes, it’s a must! What do you think?
Ebony ($22) is limited edition and sold exclusively at Sephora in the U.S. and at boutiques and counters in select countries. It was also available in Asia as part of the Spring 2011 Jungle Collection.
P.S. Have you seen this video? Dior combined with video games — YES, PLEASE! I do have to wonder whether permissions had to be (or were) obtained to parody these games .