Is the French Manicure making a comeback? A funny thing happened at the Vogue offices last week. Market Editor Jessica Sailer had just stopped by Vogue Contributing Editor (and shoe designer) Tabitha Simmons's office to say hello when, she recalls, "my eyes went straight to her feet."
It wasn't the sensuous arch of Simmons's forties-inspired open-toe heels that caught her attention, though, says Sailer. "It was her pedicure. I said, 'Tabitha, is that a French?' " Sailer recalls, referencing the clean, crisp nail look-worn with a micro-fine white border. "It was so old school. It was so . . . major."
Within a matter of days, an office-wide debate had broken out. While the French pedicure was, admittedly, a relative workplace novelty, the subject of its more accessible cousin-the French manicure-seemed to invoke a certain breathless confessional spirit.
"I was all about a French manicure in high school," says Fashion News Editor Emily Holt wistfully, who admits that she's been toying with the idea ofRead More »from Is the French Manicure Making a Comeback?