The film “Desperately Seeking Susan” turned 30 years old this week.
I almost had to get out a pen and paper to confirm that number—THIRTY? really? I didn’t see it when it was released in the theater, but I rented it a couple of years later (VHS tape!) and it’s still one of my favorite romantic comedies. Actually, it might even be one of my “top 25″ movies, if I were making such a list…
I always know that spring is almost here when I receive my promotional card for the Barneys New York “beauty bag event,” officially known as “LOVE YOURSELF.”
The details for this year:
March 10-14, 2015
“Spend $200 in-store or online in beauty, treatment or fragrances and receive a women’s beauty bag or men’s dopp kit filled with our favorites.” (One per customer, while supplies last, etc.)
Lola’s Secret Beauty Blog has a photo of the bag and its contents—see here.
I’m sitting out this round, but I thought I’d just pass along the information. Have fun, shoppers!
If you’ve ever visited the Osswald boutique in New York (you can read my review of it here!), you must have noticed the wall display of hundreds of mini perfume bottles. It’s a unique and fascinating installation.
Osswald is currently sourcing new mini bottles for its display and is inviting its customers to contribute. Here is the official information (thanks to my friend Josie, who is a member of the Osswald NYC team)…
I love New York. I love fancy candles. I can’t help coveting these new products from Joya Studio in collaboration with “art and architecture company Snarkitecture.”
Here’s the official description:
“The offset wick of this otherwise plain cylindrical candle suggests something unexpected beneath the surface. As the candle burns down, a metal souvenir is unearthed and a new and evolving topography of wax is formed. The image of a building in a landscape comes into focus. Each candle in the New York City edition of the Secret Souvenir series contains an Empire State Building, Chrysler Building or Statue of Liberty souvenir at random.” …
George Wesley Bellows (American, 1882-1925). A Morning Snow–Hudson River, 1910. Oil on canvas. Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Daniel Catlin, 51.96
Helena Rubinstein’s birthdate was December 25, 1872, so I thought I’d share this vintage advertisement (featuring Madame Rubinstein herself!) and a reminder that the Jewish Museum’s exhibition about Rubinstein continues through March 22. I highly recommend it—it gives a detailed and lively look at the career of this one-of-a-kind cosmetics entrepreneur, art collector, and philanthropist. You can read more of my thoughts on the exhibition here, at Biography.com.
For more information about the show, visit the Jewish Museum’s website.
Image via the Jewish Museum.
My latest post on Now Smell This is a review of Pink Haze, the newest perfume from Brooklyn’s own House of Cherry Bomb. You can read it here.