Bazaar’s se­nior stylist, Carol Singh, speaks about her ex­clu­sive DIOR MAN­I­CURE SES­SION in Paris

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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.

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