Wednesday, March 29, 2017


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."


"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


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


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

... all things femme fatale

Saturday, February 14, 2015


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


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