Nail Art: Haute or Hood?
New York magazine’s blog The Cut posed a very interesting question today: this nail art trend, is it just another example of “white women are doing it now so it’s cool?” Around the way, black and Latina girls have been sporting intricate, be-rhinestoned designs on their digits for ages, which has always been dismissed as hood or tacky. Suddenly, tricked-out mani’s are showing up on runways, red carpets, and strolling out of 5th avenue nail salons — and it’s glamorous! It’s kinda like when Gwyneth and Britney started wearing “extensions” in the late Nineties, to much fanfare; meanwhile black women had been wearing “weaves” for over a decade (and certainly no one was calling it chic).
SYB Babes, I’d love to hear your thoughts…