How Does This Make Sense? Modern Family Debuts A...Nail Polish?

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If you're the kind of girl who prefers a little pop culture with your nail polish, 2012 has been your year. Movie tie-ins have been going gangbusters, with color collections inspired by The Hunger Games, Skyfall, and The Amazing Spider-Man popping up on tips and toes nationwide. Now the small screen is getting in on the action, albeit in some unexpected ways. This week, Deborah Lippmann announced a Girls collaboration, and if you're surprised by that, try to wrap your mind around a forthcoming Nicole by OPI collection inspired by…Modern Family.
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Yep, come January, you'll be able to check out 14 shades of Modern Family polishes, all of which aim to "capture the show's colorful personalities." In a press release, Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products, cited the show's loyal following as the reason for the tie-in. "In partnering with Nicole by OPI, we’re not only able to reach our show’s large fan base, but deliver a product that captures the trend-forward elements and unique characteristics of the series," he said. Naturally, OPI's signature puns make an appearance. Think along the lines of I Do De-Claire (a frosty rose), What's the Mitch-uation? (a metallic cobalt), and Stand by Your Manny — a creamy cornflower blue whose hue makes us overlook the groaner of a name.
Sure, the colors are cool, but to be honest, we're scratching our heads over the concept. No offense to the Emmy-winning show, but this collab doesn't seem the most obvious fit. A Girls polish quartet might not be a no-brainer, but the modern New Yorker slant of the show means we actually could see ourselves getting a pedicure (and or comparing nail art) alongside Lena Dunham's characters. But Modern Family isn't exactly a trend-setting show in the style world. Taking style cues from Jay Pritchett a.k.a Ed O'Neill? Kind of a stretch.
While we love comedy and appreciate a good glitter polish, could this be a sign that nail polish tie-ins are — to borrow from a television classic — jumping the shark? Or could this week's announcements be the beginning of sitcom-inspired manicures to come? (In that case, we wouldn't necessarily turn down an Arrested Development tie-in.) Either way, if you can't wait to wear a little Modern Family on your digits, the polishes will be available for $7.99 each next month — just in time for the show to possibly pick up another Golden Globe.
Image via ABC
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