SHOP TALK: It’s pedicure season!
Shop Talk

SHOP TALK: It’s pedicure season!

Shop Talk is written by OM senior editor Dayanti Karunaratne and Sarah Fischer, OM account executive and fashion maven.

Dior Vernis ($24, at department stores) in “Psychedelic Orange” Photography by Carlo Mendoza, courtesy

It’s June — yay! Finally, it’s the season for breezy dresses, bare legs, and open-toed shoes. This weather just makes getting ready in the morning so much easier … right? Well, almost.

While it’s true that summer fashion is generally less fussy than fall layered looks, and less stressful than dressing for a spring like we had this year, there are elements of style that arise when we decide to show a little more skin. And though we’re not quite ready to tackle the contentious issue of body hair, it was brought to my attention that some people find uncared for toes a little distasteful. In response, we decided to start the discussion — and ask for advice from Shop Talk readers!

For our part, we like painted toes. It’s a fun way to accessorize — especially because it seems totally acceptable, even encouraged, to wear a colour that doesn’t match with the rest of your ensemble. Plus, it hides the dirt that comes with real summer fun!

It also requires one to sit still for awhile. Whether you’re catching a few extra minutes with the paper in the morning, or booking a day at the spa, down time is important.

Then again, it’s not like we’re really taken aback by toes that aren’t prettied up.

Are you? How often do you go for a pedicure? And what are the real benefits to having a pro work on your tootsies?