It’s mais, non! to a French manicure; jamais! to its American cousin, that interloping French pedicure, and pourquois? to the chipped nail look (although I note here that Helena Christensen rocked it in the nineties).
But the half moon manicure has me in thrall.
Sure, it’s got shades of Gatsby, but the look can be aggressively postmodern too. The trick is to choose a dark, plummy, or jet color in a high lacquered gloss.
The photo below even incorporates a half moon with what I’m calling a wing tip.
This is a fall look, not really one for floaty summer dresses, and one that could punctuate a style effectively.
So are you for a full moon (entirely polished nail) or a half moon?