Wednesday, March 29, 2017

WOMEN OF THE TWENTIES

Six Exceptional Women Who Gave to the Paris of the Twenties an Uncommon Radiance and Bravado, Photographed and Remembered by Andres Kertez




magda zahler



"What capacity for caprice! She was Hungarian, a doctor's wife, and had studied classical dance. But when she came to Paris in 1925, she was a satiric dancer - her exuberant caricatures took us by storm."








georgette maeterlinck



"She was a figure of the purest poetry; all delicacy, openness." The Borzoi was Melisande, named after Pelleas et Melisande; a porcelain blackbird commenerated "L'Oiseau bleu."







comtesse de noailles


"She lived in her bed, the curtains of the room drawn, a little lamp somewhere lighted. A poet of fantastic reputation, she had the quality of the removed, the supoer-real, perhaps."







marie laurencin



"She gave the impression she was one of her paintings - the air, the tone,  was a Marie Laurencin. She wanted to pose with something - her Chow, her porcelain cat. I wanted to do her, herself."






lady mendl



"The leading hostess of Paris - spiritual, gay. A great lady with a streak of the child, she had a passion for calisthenics, and could stand on her head. Her apartment looked magnificently on the Seine."







colette



"A magnificent writer, yes. But she was a magnificent person, an unexcelled companion - natural, direct, exquisitely aware. To thank me for a favor, she wrote: 'Merci homme de forme parole! Je vous serre bien cordialment la main.'"




Saturday, April 11, 2015

FEMME FATALE - FEMME CHIC 1966




Maquillage: Angel
By Jacques Clemente for Elizabeth Arden










The Dos








Alexandre of Paris




Special Beauty Book 
Laurence Couderc
Femme Chic Winter 1966


... all things femme fatale

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

FEMME FATALE - JACQUELINE BISSET






































































Jacqueline Bisset
With Love From John Hallowell
Show Magazine September 1970
Photography: Dunstan Pereira


... all things femme fatale

Saturday, February 14, 2015

FEMME FATALE - SAMANTHA JONES







Electric new Build-up: blusher and highlighter slicked on a whole new way. The revolutionary glow-how: fast swipe with a swivel-stick that looks like a theatrical grease stick but is light years ahead of that old magic wand.  Revlon's Face Gleamer packs luminescence. Three shades for blushing or contouring, plus one transparent "shade" for pure glow. Lipstick: Revlon's golden-tawny Pumpkinpeel. Dynel and diamante headdress by Ara.









Helena Rubinstein's Silver Rage Eye Shadow
Earrings: Maison de Fou








Spidery Lashes:
The great new makeup 
under eyes


The Great New Beauty Opportunities
Vogue October 1967
Photography: Gianni Penati



... all things femme fatale


Tuesday, February 10, 2015

FEMME FATALE - 1965


The Dragonfly Maquillage



Makeup With a Summer Feeling to hover around the edges of fantasy makeup without plunging in over your head: eyes drawn out to look like a silken set of dragonfly wings, with wisps of brilliance lifting at the sides.


Makeup: Estee Lauder
Photography: Norman Parkinson
Vogue May 1965

... all things femme fatal

Sunday, February 8, 2015