|OK so I’m watching the Gossip Girl premier Monday night (I’m a total teen drama whore) and what is the first thing I notice? A set of vampy nails running down Nate Archibald’s (Chace Crawford) chest. And immediately I think, rut-roh, someone is messing around with a bad girl. I didn’t even need to see Madchen Amick (as Catherine) to know Nate was up to no good. And I was totally right. Here’s this 17 year-old boy (a smoking hot one but still) screwing around with a married older woman.
|It got me thinking, what was it about just her nail color alone that made me think she was trouble? Do I judge people based on their nail polish of choice? Do other fanatics? I mean, I know we’re not supposed to judge people at all but let’s get just a tiny bit real here and admit that we all do it in small ways.
Let’s look at Jenny (Taylor Momsen). She’s a girl from a more bohemian background than her Upper East Side classmates. And while her overall style reflects her passion for fashion and utter girly-ness, she lets a little bit of Brooklyn edge peek out in her nail color. Check out the funky, electric blue shade she was sporting on set while filming a future episode. When you see someone wearing an eclectic nail color, what do you think?
|Or what about Serena (Blake Lively)? She rocked the dark nail when it was in vogue but she’s moved on to light metallics. Very on trend for Fall. Combined with her ultra-chic wardrobe, Serena gives off the fashion plate vibe, no?
|Blair’s need to be the perennial good girl certainly shows in her baby pink tips. No matter how bitchy she is, no matter how vindictive, she always wants to put on that air of perfection, sweetness and class. She actually reminds me a lot of the women I saw while getting my nails done on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. There I am wearing blue polish in a sea of light pink and sheers. Blair would totally hang with them.
And then there’s Vanessa (Jessica Szohr). She is confident and spunky and I feel that the bold red nails she dons enhance her persona. When I see a woman wearing red nails “confident” is the first word that comes to mind.
Obviously the Gossip Girl makeup, hair and wardrobe team meticulously plan each look to define the character and that certainly includes choosing their nail polish. So what does that say about nail color and how we’re judged? Do you ever consider what outsiders will think when they see your shade of choice? Do you think it affects how people perceive or treat you? Weigh in fanatics!
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