Pro Logic: Suzi Weiss-Fischmann’s Top Three OPI Polish Picks for Spring 2012 Wednesday 28 December, 2011
Spring: When you’re in the grips of winter, it’s hard to think about spring. But, as a magazine editor, that is what I am constantly asked to do, to think ahead, to go someplace that doesn’t quite exist just yet—and now even more so, with the immediacy of the Internet demanding that beauty editors and […]
Spring: When you’re in the grips of winter, it’s hard to think about spring. But, as a magazine editor, that is what I am constantly asked to do, to think ahead, to go someplace that doesn’t quite exist just yet—and now even more so, with the immediacy of the Internet demanding that beauty editors and bloggers churn out what is trending for the next season…TODAY. See, with magazines, we work with a three-month lead time, meaning I’m always working on an issue that won’t hit your hands until three months later. As you can imagine, this causes much synapse confusion. The best example of this time-warping: When I write checks, my brain is so used to thinking I’m already well into 2012 (right now, my noggin’ thinks it’s early April), I date each check like I’m living in the future. (Thank goodness for online bill pay!)
So my mind is already springing forward to spring beauty, and so is OPI Executive VP & Artistic Director Suzi Weiss-Fischmann‘s. Her Holland Collection of nail lacquers for Spring 2012 has been in development for longer than you can imagine, and she cherry picked three of the shades as the ones she thinks will fly off the salon shelves and onto your nail beds come spring: Thanks a WindMillion, A Roll in the Hague and Vampsterdam.
“This season, I’ve noted three very different but equally beautiful colors for nails,” Weiss-Fischmann shares. “Neutrals continue to be popular, with new variations in cool pastel tones like the sea-green Thanks a WindMillion replacing winter’s olive green palette. As always, spring also remains the season for bright hues, with orange shades like A Roll in the Hague adding a unique pop of color.”
Good, good…but tell us about your third choice, Suzi—that unexpected “dark horse.”
“Another nail hue receiving attention for spring is Vampsterdam, a dark purple lacquer,” Weiss-Fischmann continues. “The frosted finish adds warm tones to this deep color, and it offers a nice contrast to the season’s bold prints.”
Dark purple for springtime? That is…well, it’s unusual and, I’d have to say, quite fearless. (Just what I like to hear!)
Why You Too Should Have No Fear: Polish manufacturers have been trying to make green a polish mainstay for years now (I work with Nailpro magazine, and I am always delighted when a multitude of olives, mint juleps and mosses make their way onto my desk), and though green is typically a shade most revered by polish daredevils, OPI’s sea-green Thanks a WindMillion is so soft, it just could be the one to turn polish conservatives on to some mean green lovin’. As for dark purple Vampsterdam: This shade looks best on shorter, rounded nails—and even better as a purple pedi pleaser!