André Courrèges died this week at the age of 92.
Even if you don’t know his name, you’re familiar with the look he helped to launch: mod, space-age, youthquake, futuristic…sharp lines and bright colors…transparent materials and white boots and minis and slim pants and visors.
Here’s a line-up of looks as photographed for LIFE in 1968…
I was sorting through some files in my computer and I came across this photo I took a few years ago. It shows some of my old perfume bottles, dating from 1987 through 1995.
From left to right, they are: Kenzo Parfum d’Été, Romeo Gigli, Laura Ashley No. 1, and Oscar de la Renta Ruffles.
I’d probably still wear any of these fragrances today. Well, maybe not the Ruffles, which was quite fruity-sweet, as I remember. But the others, yes.
I’m trying to keep my skincare simple these days, due to a recurring case of facial dermatitis that’s been bothering me for months. (It an allergy? Is it caused by stress? Who knows?) That means minimal product, but I still need to cleanser and to remove my makeup at night—and Le Couvent des Minimes’s 3-in-1 Micellar Water came along at just the right time.
Happy New Year!
2015 was an interesting year for me in various ways. Professionally, it ended happily: I went from collecting unemployment to piecing together several part-time and freelance gigs to securing a full-time position in my field. Due to all this work-related effort, I didn’t blog as often as usual; and, since my primary work location moved from the Upper East Side to Brooklyn, my beauty shopping and sampling patterns were drastically altered. (My wallet is grateful, at least.)
That being said, here are my favorite things (and just a few complaints) about my beauty experiences of 2015:
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of the Beauty Box from Boxwalla, a new subscription service. You can read it here.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a selection of my favorite holiday-season scents. You can read it here.
Image: Caron Nuit de Noel advertisement (1959) via Vintage Ad Browser.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Winter Oak and Summer Rain, two fragrances by Raw Spirit. You can read it here.