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The power of black
OPI Gel Color in Black Onyx
Black nail polish was “somewhat of a fashion-girl staple” during New York Fashion Week this month. Essie’s glossy “licorice” appeared on the runways, but why not try the gel Lady Gaga wore at the Grammys?
Black Leather Joy of Cooking
“Your mom’s favorite cookbook is now goth.” Sure, you can still get the kitchen staple in its traditional white and red, but it’s so much more alluring in sumptuous black leather with black-edged pages.
Ford Galaxie 500 Fastback
It’s not easy to find a black 1970 Ford Galaxie exactly like the one treasured by the distant father in Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, but maybe this 1969 will do. It’s an Arizona car, available at Hemmings.com, with less than 95,000 miles on the odometer.
Rollei 35S 35 mm Monochrome Camera
There’s nothing like a black-and-white photograph made with a monochrome camera, and the Rollei of the mid-1960s was a “one-of-a-kind” combination of compact design and high image quality. Its photos “definitely give you the vintage vibe.”
From $269 (used), amazon.com
Stuart Semple’s Black 3.0
The blackest acrylic paint in the world was developed by Stuart Semple after he learned that another British artist had secured rights to the blackest paint of all. This one’s no joke: It absorbs up to 99 percent of visible light.