Bazaar’s senior stylist, Carol Singh, speaks about her exclusive DIOR MANICURE SESSION in Paris
With barely half an hour to spare between the shows at the Paris Fashion Week, I head for my appointment at the Bazaar Bar in Le Bristol. As I turn the corner on the lively restaurant-studded Avenue Matignon, I find myself in front of the iconic hotel where Dior has set up an exclusive nail bar for just Bazaar’s international editors and some of their select clients.
The comforting old-world charm of the place hits me like a cuppa hot chocolate—rich and classic. As I walk into the dazzling chandelierlit lobby of Le Bristol, I spot the petit nail salon. Modeled after the Dior atelier, this dainty lounge is a perfect haven of indulgence. Delicately tucked away from public view, the salon naturally stimulates curiosity. While waiting for my appointment at the lobby, within five minutes I note at least five women trying to peek into the kiosk to know more.
It is in this idyllic setting that I am introduced to Dior’s new nail colour—r Bazaar Vert—created to celebrate the brand’s legendary association with Bazaar. A customised colour, it is part of a capsule collection meant only for the invitees. The fresh green hue is a cro between an exuberant mint sprig and a creamy pistachio. It’s alm like wearing melted macarons on your nails!
Bazaar Vert is an affable creation in a lush shade that seaml blends with every personality and style. For instance, while Chinese editor, Su Mang, wore her envious nails with a sexy Herv Leger number and leather accessories, the British editor, Lucy Yeomans let her hands do the talking in an elegant LBD topped with gold extras. I wore mine with a black-and-white spotted skirt and top from Abraham & Thakore, peppered with some turquoise and lapis jewellery. It all made for happy harmony. For me, this chic summer shade makes a statement without a shout.