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Is That Minx I Spy On The Chanel Runway?

By on January 26, 2010
in Chanel, Metallic, Minx Nails
chanel-spring-couture-silver-metallic-nails-minx Well this certainly is a surprise.  I always check out the Chanel runway shows with the hopes of catching a glimpse of their next big nail color.  Don’t get me wrong, I love to gawk at the clothes as well but I beeline for the up close shots of the nails.

Today’s Spring/Summer Couture runway was no different.  And what do I see?  Silver chrome, mirror-finish manicures to compliment the heavy metallic accessories, shoes and garment details.  I love the look but it seems so NOT Chanel to use products other than their own. So what does this mean?

A. Chanel has given into the Minx trend and gone foil on us.

B. They had extra bottles of Kaleidoscope on hand for the show (Remember, lighting changes how polish looks so it could be Kaleidoscope).

C. We’ll be seeing a new super metallic silver from Chanel Le Vernis come Fall.


What do you think? Nail polish or foil? In your Chanel metallic dream world would you rather see Kaleidoscope come back or a brand new foil-like Chanel silver polish?

image credit: Vogue UK

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  1. Isabelle says:

    This is why I never throw away polishes, trends always come back, good thing I still have my bottle of SH’s Salon ‘Sterling’

  2. Maggie says:

    I never throw away polish just because I’m THAT lazy haha… And I don’t always follow trends as far as polish goes.

    I love the glove she’s wearing btw.

    I would love to start minx-ing but I have absolutely no money to spare at the moment.

  3. Lucy says:

    It looks distinctly minxy to me…hmmm! It seems so unlikely for them to not use Chanel products though…

  4. Anna says:

    Maybe Chanel and Minx made a partnership and it is some type of special Minx. In either case, it looks totally not amazing imo. No trend setting here, this has been done already… and overdone.

  5. laquermanic says:

    The clothing are kind of futuristic, a sci-fi look that surprise me a tad. A new, avantgarde polish to go with this would not surprise me that much. This will be interesting to follow.

  6. renata says:

    it’s chanel’s duo platinum silver nailpolish. just read about it on, it said it was released in 2007.

  7. jill says:

    i’m guessing this might be the sequel to gold fiction…

  8. Deb says:

    From what I’ve seen, Chanel usually uses nail polish they plan to introduce in their makeup line in their runway shows. It’s totally plausible that Chanel could be adding a foil silver to their nail polish line.

  9. BeautyBitch says:

    Here you go. According to it’s the platinum silver duo a former Europe only release from 2007.

  10. Gabrielle says:

    Chanel Duo Platinum Silver LE

  11. tobywoo says:

    it looks just like the chanel silver duo from a couple of years ago. maybe they will re-release it.

  12. moeysullivan says:

    It’s not Mix, apparently. This is from’s beauty blog on Peter Phillips’ choices for the Couture Spring 2010 collection:

    “As for the makeup guru

  13. moeysullivan says:

    oops, minx, not mix.

  14. Debzy says:

    Hmmm could be Kaleidoscope… mine looks darker than that, but those catwalk lights are super-strong! Add an ultra glossy topcoat it could easily look that shiny…

  15. Lulu says:

    actually, looks like a reissue from Europe – a couple of years ago Chanel sold holographic true foils, including a silver foil, in Europe. they didn’t wear well tho. Maybe they reformulated! Looked like minx but was polish. And my experience with minx is that if you work out, they don’t last, and they damage your nails!

  16. Arrianne says:

    For all the girls who are talking about throwing away nail polish, DON’T!! It can last forever, all it needs is a little TLC every once and a while.
    I love silver foils, hopefully we’ll be getting some new ones.

  17. Jackie S. says:

    I vote for a re-launch…STAT!

  18. OMG I love this! If this is a reissued polish, as the above poster suggests, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE come to the US!!!!! I will buy it!!!!

  19. amy says:

    I love my Kaleidoscope nailpolish but I hope it is option C a new super chrome silver coloured polish that is highly reflective.

  20. Ashura says:

    I love kaleidoscope, and I want it to come back, but I’m afraid, this would be the new le vernis for this summer.

  21. Ava says:

    I hope Chanel relaunches Duo Platinum. It is stunning, like liquid silver, and wears well. I’d buy more.

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