By Joely Walker
On Tuesday night the most fashion-savvy people in London were all under one roof for the British Fashion Awards 2012.
ELLE favourite and three-time cover girl Alexa Chung took home the award for British Style Icon for the third year in a row. As always Alexa looked effortlessly amazing – but it was her nails that really caught the beauty department’s attention. We spied what we thought must be the new Nails Inc Leather Effect polish on her slender fingertips.
Our detective skills proved spot on when Alexa tweeted, ‘Aaaaannnnnndddd thanks @nailsinc for my leather nails! #kinky’.
And now for the bad news. If you want to recreate Alexa’s look you’ll have to wait until the 13 December when the Nails Inc line launches in Selfridges Oxford Street, followed by the nationwide launch on 20 December. There is already a 700 person waiting list so we recommend joining now at
You can choose from black NoHo and tan Soho Mews, for £19. Each polish comes with skull embellishments nail art too.