Inspired by Daria

Kiko Nail Polish | Summer 2017 | Allegory of VanityKiko Nail Polish | Summer 2017 | Allegory of Vanity
Kiko Milano Smart Nail Lacquer in 44 Dark Grey and 31 Teal Green

Speaking of nail polish, I've been alternating almost exclusively between these two colors by Kiko all summer. I'd been searching everywhere for a teal like the one Daria Werbowy was wearing in this editorial, and of course, Kiko never lets me down.

The Black Detail Makes It

'Call Me the Breeze' | Russh Magazine October/November 2016 | Model Amanda Wellsh | Photography by Alexandra Nataf | Allegory of Vanity
‘Call Me the Breeze’
Russh Magazine October/November 2016
Model: Amanda Wellsh
Photography: Alexandra Nataf


Color me weird, but what actually made me find this picture inspiring is the black polish on the model's toes. Simple, while still saying something else. I dig it.

Remember this?

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2016 Ad Campaign | Allegory of Vanity

Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2016 Ad Campaign

... this campaign photo had been making the rounds on Tumblr at one point, and it takes me back.... it's pretty much what life around NYU campus felt like: a little grungy, a little whimsical, very NYC.