Chanel F/W 2011
I love this picture of Abbey Lee Kershaw backstage at Chanel. The girl is beautiful, the rings are divine and nails are just the way I love them: short, round and painted in Chanel’s latest. The said nail polish is Chanel’s ‘Graphite’, a murky shade of dark silver to match Chanel’s post apocalyptic fall mood. 
Chanel ‘Graphite’ ($24 at Holt Renfrew and The Bay)
In the probable case that ‘Graphite’ is sold out at your local Chanel counter, there are lots of alternatives. Everyone is raving about Revlon’s ‘Carbonite’ but I wasn’t able to find it. Instead, I have some other dark and gloomy options. 

NARS ‘Gallion’ (21 at NARSHolt Renfrew and The Bay)
My favourite new release is actually NARS’ ‘Gallion’, a very dark deep smoky grey with a metallic finish (slightly less sparkly and more daytime appropriate). NARS always has outstanding seasonal polish shades. 
Butter ‘Chimney Sweep’ ($17 at Beautymark)

Butter’s ‘Chimey Sweep’ has been around for a while, a mainstay in their collection. And for a reason — perfection in a bottle.
Jacob ‘Tuxedo Chic’ ($6 at Jacob)
Jacob? Yes, Jacob! I was surprised when I received their debut collection of nail polishes. Available mid-September, Jacob’s polishes are a great and affordable 3-Free alternative. The colours are gorgeous (there is a beautiful metallic blue as well). A nice one from a Canadian brand.
Which one will you try? If you already have a graphite shade, please do share!