Degen Pener
August 01, 1997 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Only L.A.’s car culture could have created this. Paint Job — a nail polish already test-driven by Cher and D’Arcy of the Smashing Pumpkins — replicates 48 car colors like Ferrari red and Mercedes ice blue. On July 14, appearing on The Tonight Show, Richard Simmons painted the nails of host and car collector Jay Leno. ”If a guy is going to wear it,” says Carolina Kozak, founder of the Malibu-based company, ”having it named after a car would make him feel more manly.”

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