Baby, it’s cold outside! I hope you’re keeping snug, wherever you are.
Reading: “Mad World: An Oral History of New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s.” My era, my music.
Video: Mr. TC and I just started watching “Better Call Saul.”
Audio: The new Bjork album, “Vulnicura” …
Image: Charles of the Ritz ad from The New Yorker, February 8, 1946, via Vintage Ad Browser.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Rose Privée, the newest fragrance from L’Artisan Parfumeur. You can read it here.
Image via L’Artisan Parfumeur’s Facebook page.
The Coiffure, 1890-1891
Drypoint and aquatint on laid paper
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Chester Dale Collection, 1963.10.257
I can’t stay away from movies about artists, no matter how sentimentalized they are (or even how far they may stray from the truth). I recently wrote a “listicle” about artist biopics for Biography.com; you can read it here.
It’s that time of year…when holiday specials start appearing on television. As least we’re not bombarded by “star-studded” Christmas variety-shows as frequently as we were in the 1970s-80s. I recently wrote a run-down of a few of the most memorable examples of that genre. You can read it here.
A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about my visit to the “Sensorium” organized by Sephora and Firminich in 2011. Here’s another photograph from that event, showing four vintage perfume bottles: one from Guerlain (Coque d’Or, in the front), one from Hattie Carnegie (in the rear), and two from Elsa Schiaparelli (Zut on the left, Shocking on the right). These bottles matched their fragrances and their brands so well. I think many of us miss seeing that kind of attention to detail today!