I’ll admit, I’ve been waiting for Butter London’s fall collection since February. Last February was fall/winter fashion week in NYC, and though I wasn’t there, I was hungrily checking out every tweet and twitpic from the event. One of the pictures that made me gasp was Butter London’s Marrow nail polish, custom blended for the Vena Cava show.
Well the collection is finally available for sale on Butter London’s website, and fashion is the clear inspiration.
Bumster is an opaque, ochre yellow. The shade is named after really, really low-rise pants introduced by Alexander McQueen in 1996. They were so low-rise that they exposed… yes, you guessed it.
Marrow is a “murky and mysterious purple,” named after the soft tissue at the center of bones (which produces new blood cells!). The folks at Vena Cava named it, as it was mixed just for them — they really like anatomy, don’t they.
All Hail McQueen is a holographic beige, harkening (I think) back to McQueen’s holographic projection of Kate Moss. It’s hard for me to rationally evaluate this shade; I’m still mourning McQueen’s suicide.
Butter London suggests that All Hail McQueen is a textural, “winter version” of Yummy Mummy. I’m curious to know how it compares to Nubar’s Spark.
Victoriana is “a textured, twinkling vintage blue.” (I think it looks more teal, but maybe that’s what makes it vintage.) Butter London’s creative genius Nonie Creme was inspired by corsets and top hats and vintage velvet.
As photos trickle across the internet, Marrow sort of surprises me. On the left are the pictures I saw during fashion week, tweeted by All Lacquered Up (click the picture to view at full size). It is indeed dark and murky, an almost browned-purple with sparkles in it.
Here’s a picture of for-sale Marrow, as photographed by Karen, of Makeup and Beauty Blog. It’s much brighter, and the sparkles have been converted to a silver pearl.
Was I mislead by a bottle pic, or did the shade morph slightly in production? Which version do you like better?