Posts Categorized: Beauty

Ines de La Fressange: Chanel’s 1980s Muse

The insouciant charm of the French model, Ines de La Fressange, was not to be denied when she became the muse of Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld in the 1980s. She had been the first model to sign an exclusive modeling contract with a haute couture fashion house. This fabulous ad – from September 1985 Vogue… Read more »

Ten Things I Love About Postmenopause

No blood/bleeding: You can wear white pants again. No PMS: Your hormones level out. No cramps: You don’t have to take a boatload of ibuprofen anymore. No bloating/fluctuating weight: You’ll probably gain weight but it will stay stable. No mood swings: Emotional drama is greatly reduced. No hormonally-induced migraine headaches: You can now blame your… Read more »

Yardley Introduces The Natural Beauty In 1972

I thought I had exhausted all the Yardley of London ads from my personal stash of fashion magazines from 1968 to 1975. But, no. While flipping once again through the November 1972 issue of Seventeen magazine, I found one that I’ve been overlooking. This one, for Next to Nature Make-up, is so subtly beautiful that… Read more »

Cashmere Bouquet Soap Makes You Popular!

I love the bar soap ads from the 1940s, because they were so promising of enticing beauty and popularity. I mean, come on people, it’s soap – SOAP! 😀 Cashmere Bouquet bar soap was especially big on promises. This 1946 ad is really beautiful; showing a lovely painting of a fetching woman with her dashing… Read more »