Gotta Have It: Chanel Black Velvet

Black nail polish? Yes, and it's rather amazing.

Gotta Have It: Chanel Black Velvet

Black nail polish for Spring? Yes, and it’s rather amazing.

-Kristin Larson

Chanel polish

Upon first hearing of Chanel’s Black Velvet nail color for spring, we weren’t sure if it would be love at first sight or run like hell. Who were we kidding? It’s Chanel. Monsieur Karl Lagerfeld would never approve of anything that was short of fashion genius. Le Vernis Nail Colour in Black Velvet is part of the French house’s limited edition Paris-Shanghai Collection, inspired by Shanghai in the 1930s and 40s— as Coco Chanel herself may have imagined it. We love the matte black polish, it’s perfect for us drama gals. The nail polish is $25, and waiting for you at

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Kristin Larson is a NY-based writer who specializes in beauty, fashion, celebrity and trends.

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11 thoughts on “Gotta Have It: Chanel Black Velvet

  1. I love black nail polish, but this is kinda pricey- will probably stick with Wet n’ Wild. So, I’ll miss out on the matte nail polish craze, but I’ll have money!

  2. Black can be a really nice contrast to the pastel spring/summer colors out there 🙂 Loving the matte finish but I agree with everyone that it’s just too costly!

  3. You can buy matte top coat and apply it to any black nail polish you already own or any color you already own for the same matte finish and it’s about $2…

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