Nail Design

Couture Couleur: OPI Goes Tres Chic with France Collection

by Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, OPI Executive Vice President | July 1, 2008

The French have a word for it – chic. A combination of style, elegance, and confidence, it is at the heart of fashion for Fall 2008. Filled with retro glamour, and touches of both uptown and down, the fall fashion runways featured simply beautiful clothing in a lush palette of color – complemented perfectly by the sophisticated, sensual shades of La Collection de France by OPI.

The effortless style for which French women are known – a juxtaposition of elegance and ease – is captured this fall in polished combinations of tweed and silk, chunky sweaters and delicate blouses, tailored pencil skirts and lingerie-inspired looks. Seasonless fabrics and layers signal a new fashion climate, with an irresistible, intense selection of colors – saturated shades of purple-blue, peacock green, burgundy, ruby red, deep brown, and iconic black, accented with mustard yellow, burnt orange, and cobalt.

Exquisite nails continue to be an integral part of fashion. Nothing completes a look more beautifully than nails wearing the season’s most significant colors; changing a lacquer shade can change a woman’s entire look – and her outlook. While couture fashion may be reserved for the Paris salons, couture color for nails is accessible to every woman – and luxuriant color is what this season’s beauty is all about.

Nails wear rich earth and jewel tones – dark browns, chocolates, and caramels (We’ll Always Have Paris, I’m Fondue of You, Crêpes Suzi-ette), lush mushroom (You Don’t Know Jacques!), warm terra cotta and cinnamon (Baguette Me Not), deep wines, purples, and aubergine (Eiffel for This Color, Louvre Me Louvre Me Not, Yes…I Can-Can!), glamorous reds and burgundy (A Oui Bit of Red, Bastille My Heart), creamy nudes (Tickle My France-y), and precious grey-violet (Parlez-vous OPI?). A shimmery or smoky eye, deep-colored lip, and subtle cheek round out the look.

Couture color for a beautiful fashion season. Yours for the wearing – in La Collection de France by OPI.

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