Posts Categorized: Beauty

The “It” Perfumes of 1985

I’ve been a huge perfume fan my whole life. So perusing through the September 1985 issue of Vogue magazine,  I was reminded of the many scents that I wore and were popular that year. But the scent that captures the essence of the ’80s to me was the ubiquitous Giorgio of Beverly Hill perfume. Seemingly… Read more »

Power Red Chanel Lips and Nails of the ’80s!

“New from Paris. Turbulent, seductive colours for lips and nails.”   Chanel, in the 1980s, was emerging distinctively under its fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld. This 1985 ad shows deep, bold RED lipstick and nail polish, as befitting the shoulder-padded-power-suit-wearing style that was so chic in in that era. Chanel Red remains a classic to this day,… Read more »

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 »