It’s been the breakout hit show of 2012, and now Lena Dunham’s drama based on the lives of four twenty-something New York women has got its own nail polish line.
Created by Deborah Lippman (the celebrity manicurist who has also designed nail polishes for Lady Gaga, Scarlett Johansson, and Gwyneth Paltrow), the limited edition Girls nail polish set will be available from January 15 (available for pre-order here) - one day after the second series starts on Sky Atlantic. Lena has already given the collection her stamp of approval, stating “Deborah Lippmann's colours are irreverent and classy and I've always coveted them (and stolen them from my mother), so who better to embody the Girls' spirit in polish form”.
Each polish is tailored to each character on the show – so a ‘Prim and Proper Pink’ for slightly uptight character Marnie, a ‘Bohemian Burgundy’ for free-spirited Jessa. But whilst the colours are certainly pretty (we love the deep green), after watching the show religiously ever since it aired, we think the characters might have had a different nail polish of preference…
Hannah’s Deborah Lippmann shade is ‘Hapless Hunter Green’ – all very alliterative and clever (which she'd love), plus we could see the slightly khaki colour matching a lot of the more muted shades in her wardrobe. But in reality, we reckon Hannah would be half-heartedly experimenting with one of the current nail art trends – like metallic nails, or patterned nail wraps. Except she wouldn’t quite put them on properly, and they’d probably be peeling and fall off at an inappropriate moment.
Jessa’s Bohemian Burgundy is a deep, vampy shade, well-suited to her wardrobe of floaty flea market finds. But to be honest, we can imagine this carefree girl not bothering with nail polish at all – or going for a grungier, more off-kilter colour like sludgy grey, deep navy or black – and leaving it chipped.
Marnie’s pale pink does match her smart, groomed style – all perfectly tonged hair, discreet make-up and jewel toned shift dresses for work. We think she’d be one of the first of the group to go for the gel manicure (no chipping, and looks professional and perfect for weeks on end) in a classic red or putty colour.
Shoshannah’s lilac shade is sweet and girly – just like her character on the show. But we could also see her with a classic French mani pedi (which she’d beg Jessa to go and get with her), or matching a pastel polish to one of her Juicy Couture tracksuits. She’d also be a big fan of glitter for the party season.
What do you think of the collection? Could you see the characters wearing these colours? Let us know @StylistMagazine.
The new series of Girls starts on the 14 January on Sky Atlantic. Watch the trailer below.