Has black leather ever been unfashionable? Somehow, I doubt it. Maybe during those awful 1960s when people would rather wear light denim and flowers and peace signs or whatever. But I digress…
Ever since some intelligent prehistoric fashionista (I suspect some ancestor of Marc Jacobs or the biker daddy from the Village People) discovered that not only were cows delicious and smelly but also a source of caveman couture, I don’t think humans have ever looked back. From accessories to pants you can’t run/eat/sit down quickly in, this autumn black leather is one of the hottest trends across the fashion spectrum. If you are as pleased about this as I am, you will be looking to embrace it in as many ways as possible.
For ladies and gents who love their leather and like the vampy, dramatic look of black nail paint, I have a new product to add to your beauty bag: Nails Inc. has a great black polish called the NoHo Leather Effect Polish which appears glossy when applied but dries to a more matte effect that looks and feels like rough black leather. I picked up a bottle because I love black nail polish (read: hot vampy mess) but prefer a more matte look and, if you hadn’t gathered already, I love leather. I would recommend putting on two very liberal coats for best effect and to ensure that it lasts as you shouldn’t use a top coat with it.
The textured look and feel is also pretty funky – it sort of feels like a really worn-in, rough biker jacket. Or an old leather car seat. Whichever you prefer. Considering how cool it is, you can get the Nails Inc. NoHo Leather Effect for a total steal ($11) at Sephora.