Chanel nail polishes have a habit of becoming must-wear, most-copied colours of a season. And this A/W Chanel have really outdone themselves in the exclusivity stakes. The fashion house's newest hue is Jade, which, as the name suggests is the exact shade of China's most coveted ornamental stone.
It's not often that a beauty buy causes quite such a frenzy amongst fashion folk but Chanel fans desperate to get a piece of the exclusive Jade action have already been calling Chanel in their hundreds to put their names on a waiting list for the colour.
Only available at Selfridges and Chanel boutiques, the number of bottles produced has been limited to a figure somewhere in the hundreds rather than the thousands, though Chanel are unable to confirm exactly how many.
The polish was created for Karl Lagerfeld's A/W catwalk collection for Chanel which saw models dressed in monochrome with touches of jade jewellery and, of course, the pale green nails to match.
If jade-green is a little too out there for you, there's also a pale pink colour called Jade Rose in the collection.
Le Vernis in Jade and Jade Rose, £19, call 020 7493 3836 for stockists.
By Pat McNulty