Around last Christmas, my manicurist of many years showed an Instagram image of my beloved bulldog, Little Bit to a visiting technician from the Tokyo location. He (yes, that is correct the nail tech is a male tech.) responded to the photo by painting the tiniest of pet portraits on a fake nail. It was so small, but definitive in Bit’s features.
Morimoto (apologies, I can’t recall his first name, but the surname I can. Yum, sushi) is currently doing a residency in NYC and I wasn’t going to miss the opportunity to have these mini masterpieces adorning my finger tips.
In spite of my difficulty focusing the iphone lens on the image and of course using a blur inducing filter, these pint size portraits are perfection – seriously, each one represents accurately.
So this year instead of sporting a set of patriotic painted nails, I am declaring my love for my ENGLISH bulldogs.
Happy Independence Day Americans! Frenchies, we’ll see you on the Bastille.