Last Friday I went to Bergdorf Goodman and had my makeup applied by one of Guerlain’s regional makeup artists. Her name was Jessica Mayo. She was friendly and sweet, and she expertly selected shades that really worked for my coloring and then taught me some skincare and application tips. When we were finished, she filled out the above face-chart for me. Obviously, I can’t buy everything on that list, but I did make a small purchase or two. Reviews of these products to follow soon!
I’ve had this vintage magazine advertisement saved for a while. It’s a Bergdorf Goodman promotion for an “autumn afternoon dress” by Townley, available in Bergdorf’s “Country & Casual Shop” for $110. The illustrator showed his elegant female figure (wearing not only the Townley frock, but also heels, hat, gloves, and earrings) enjoying several works of art…
Image: Bergdorf Goodman, December 2013, photo by Tinsel Creation.
I took this photo on Christmas Day, when Mr. TC and I were taking a quick tour of the store windows on Fifth Avenue. Bergdorf Goodman’s theme for the 2013 holiday season is “Holidays on Ice,” and this window is “Valentine’s Day.” You’re just seeing a detail of it here: the overall scene is complex and magical, and hard to capture on film. But even so, can you spot the pastries and confectionary, and the love letters on the woman’s desk, and the carnations spilling off her gown, and her pink fur stole?!
You can read more about these windows and view official photos at the Bergdorf blog.
My husband and I recently re-watched “The Muppets Take Manhattan” (1984). Neither of us had seen it in years and years, but we both found it as entertaining as we remembered, even if we were watching it through slightly different eyes. I got one of my biggest laughs from the sequence that begins with Kermit the Frog chatting with his friend Jenny, a waitress who’s an aspiring costume designer (such a New York occupation/aspiration!). As a child, I wouldn’t have been too concerned with the actual location of their conversation…
Even Bergdorf’s fantastical window displays begin with the most basic of elements!
Photograph by Tinsel Creation.
I just received a Bergdorf Goodman catalogue with details about the store’s upcoming winter beauty event. From Monday, January 14 through Sunday, January 27, shoppers who make a purchase of $200 or more on the Beauty Level will receive “a couture cosmetics bag filled with deluxe-sized must-haves of the season.”
The brands included in this gift bag include A Dozen Roses, AmorePacific, Antica Farmacista, Chantecaille, Ivo Pitanguy, Sensai by Kanebo, Kaplan MD, Kate Somerville, Kiehl’s, Laura Mercier, Natura Bisse, Orlane, Restoresea, ReVive, Sulwhasoo, Tata Harper, and Tom Ford.