Orange, well… tangerine to be precise, and it all started with Keeley Hawes as the supercilious chatelaine, Lady Agnes Holland, in the new 1930’s version of Upstairs Downstairs. There she was lounging on a chaise in a glorious Tiffany-blue Art Deco drawing room at 165 Eaton Place, when it first appeared.
Her nail polish of course, and truly sublime. Think peach Fruitella, and just as delicious, not that I would know these days with being a fully paid up member of The Chub Club (Weight Watchers) oh no no no, but that’s a whole other story.
Moving swiftly on, the next glimpse came as Lady Holland’s lady-like hand (did you see what I did there?) clutched at the rim of the slipper bath as she braced her way into a very breathy, but dignified labour, while the butler politely but firmly asked her to imagine blowing out a candle. And as if by magic, a three month old baby appeared, all clean and snuggy in a blanket, like they always do on the tellybox.
Anyway, back to the nails, and after trawling the internet I managed to find the exact same colour.
And here it is… made by Essie, and aptly named Tart Deco. I recommend two or even three coats to achieve the same gloriously tangerine tips. Splendid, as Lady Holland would say.