I am a little bit of a Rachel Zoe fan. OK.. a lot of a Rachel Zoe fan. Her chic style and ability to work every look to perfection - boho babe, vintage queen, monochrome minimalist... I could be here for hours describing her many looks that I love. But no matter the outfit, there is one thing that is a definite R. Zoe signature finish to pretty much every look - and that's her perfect bordeaux mani. I am ohhhhbsessed.

How do you find that perfect shade, though?

Well, Rachel herself wears Tom Ford's Bordeaux Lust shade (get yours below), which I love. 

The thing with rich wine colours is that they look super-chic especially when styled with gold jewellery and black leather or sequins. I love glamming up my bordeaux mani with a clean make-up palette and a LBD, it’s perfect for a night out.

To achieve perfect paws this season, we’ve put a few tips together for you:

  • Choose a glitter-free polish in a deep red that has a slight tinge of purple through it

  • Keep nails short and rounded with this colour

  • Use a nail buffer to smooth the surface before you swipe on your base coat

  • Make sure you use a base coat to prevent the colour staining your nails

  • A shiny topcoat will not only give your manicure a professional look but it will last longer and prevent chipping

  • This look is amazing when paired with an assortment of rings and bracelet

Here are some of my favourite bordeaux shades:

Tom Ford Bordeaux Lust - David Jones, $45
Essie Nail Polish Bordeaux - Priceline, $16.95
Wine and Dine - ModelCo Cosmetics, $14.95
Revlon Bewitching - My Chemist,  $11.69
Nails Inc. Top Coat -, $24.00
Tweezerman Shape and Shine Tool - Adore Beauty, $12.9
Deer Ruby Ring - Tony Bianco, $29.95
Cat Ears Ring - David Jones, $69.95
Chevron Multi Ring Stack - Boohoo, $16.0
Beatrix Ring - David Jones, $79.50

Loving bordeaux? Check out our swiish gallery for more inspiration: