Posts Categorized: Beauty

Yardley of London Cellophanes Lipcolor 1969

I love this beautiful 1969 Yardley of London ad for Cellophanes Lipcolors and Nailcolors, featuring model Patsy Sullivan. This was nearing the end of Yardley’s fabulously romantic and colorful London Mod-type ad campaigns of the mid to late ’60s. The ’70s brought a more subdued, “natural” makeup look to Yardley advertising, so it’s fun to… Read more »

Norma Jean Before Marilyn

I usually do a Marilyn Monroe post on our shared birthday, June 1st, but I decided to wait a couple days and look back on Marilyn before she was MARILYN. I have this wonderful book by Andre de Dienes, Marilyn – Mon Amour – The private album of Andre de Dienes, her preferred photographer.  In… Read more »

Perfumes I Wore In The 80s

Flipping though a 1987 issue of Vogue magazine brought back all sorts of memories of my life in the 80s.  It seems so many lifetimes away, but most of the 1980s for me was spent in corporate banking; working downtown and sporting shoulder-padded power suits.  Egad.  Considering that I am more of a Bohemian at… Read more »

Twiggy Eyes 1968

Yardley of London had most of us American girls in thrall in the late ’60s.  Of course we all wanted to look like Twiggy or Jean Shrimpton, you know, mod British models who just happened to be impossibly gorgeous.  Not the reality of pimples and gawkiness that most of us faced (OK, maybe it was… Read more »