Charles E. Burchfield, Sunshine During a Blizzard, 1947-1959. Image from the Burchfield Penney Archives, Buffalo, New York.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Anna Sui’s La Nuit de Bohème. You can read it here.
Latley I’ve been coyly hinting at the fact that I’ve been trying some new haircare products, so it’s time for me to share some details!
I have a hard time resisting products designed for curly hair, because I can remember a time when there weren’t any curly-hair products on the market. Many of the products from Carol’s Daughter are suitable for textured hair, but its new Marula Curl Therapy collection seems to be its first curl-specific line… Continue reading
2015?! Yes, apparently so.
Reading: Next on my list: a volume of Shirley Jackson’s short stories that Mr. TC gave me for Christmas.
Video: “Downton Abbey,” of course!
Audio: Someone recently recommended the Songza app to me. A few of my favorite “stations” (so far) are 80s College Rock, Whip-Smart Women of the 90s, and The Goth Parade…
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of two fragrances from Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s new Brilliant Collection, Jacinthe de Sapphir and Deco Diamonds. You can read it here.
I still have Helena Rubinstein on my mind after viewing the Jewish Museum’s exhibition about her. It seems like a good time, then, to take a closer look at this advertisement for the fragrance Emotion, launched by Helena Rubinstein in 1960.
The ad, which dates to 1965, shows a stylish couple posed against a background of wavy black and white lines that resembles the patterning of a particularly mod zebra. The man is kissing the woman’s hand, or perhaps inhaling her perfume.
The backdrop is really the point, though—we can find an embracing couple in perfume ads from every decade of the past century, but that bold (even overpowering) design places this image squarely in the middle of the 1960s and nowhere else…
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Von Euserdorff’s Classic Mimosa. You can read it here.