I’m vaguely on vacation this week (but working on a new book proposal, too!), and yet I can’t resist posting about something I saw last week while reading back issues of magazines in a doctor’s waiting room. I’m way behind on this, I’m sure, but as a person who hasn’t worn nail polish since I was in the 8th grade and obsessed with Duran Duran it strikes me as kind of amazing that I discovered it at all.
In the December issue of InStyle magazine, there was a little feature about 2009 nail polishes they (whoever “they” is) love, and there, at the very bottom of the page, was a glittery, marvelous shade called….Locavore.
After searching the web, I came up with the image below (thanks to Steph’s Closet, a blog which has officially introduced me to the infinite realms of possibility when it comes to nail polish designs and colors, and which you should check out if you’re into that kind of thing), which gives you a great idea of what this color is–kind of a green, gold and blue and silver masterpiece of shimmering glitz. It seems to be very popular (one review I found suggested that “it would really complement Michael Pollan’s eyes”), which can only be a good thing for the local food movement–or at least not a bad one, right?
And yet….if anyone can tell me why THIS is the color they named Locavore, I’ll buy you a cocktail at applewood next time you’re in New York (or any time if you live there). Leave your answer in the comments or send it to me via Twitter.