Tuesday, December 23, 2014

FEMME FATAL - VIRNA LISI


Eyes by Pablo of Elizabeth Arden






Designed for Elizabeth Arden by Oscar de la Renta







Virna Lisi in Samuel Winston and Harry Winston



Virna Lisi
November 1936 - December 2014
Once a Great Beauty





... all things femme fatale

Thursday, November 6, 2014

FEMME FATALE - YVETTE MIMIEUX



"Some few actresses are spontaneous - naturals in the best sense who make their talents seem effortless - gifts they were born with - and so offer to you."

Twenty-year-old Yvette Mimieux's fragile blossom beauty is complemented by Yardely's Sun Peach lipstick.

New Young Naturals
Harper's Bazaar June 1962
Photography: Saul Leiter


... all things femme fatale

Friday, October 31, 2014

FEMME FATALE - TINA TURNER



"Tina Turner doesn't just sing - she wails, quakes, pleads and shakes her message on home."


I Don't Wanna Fight No More - Tina Turner





"Her face reflects the very soul of the earth."







"When Tina and the Ikettes perform, it's not only wild - it's fun and rough and sweaty. Zapping the audience with all her might, Tina ponies like Boni Maroni, watusis just like Lucy, and mash-potatoes herself to the point of frenzy."







"Tina takes you high into the land of a thousand dances and the Ikettes double-barrel the beat by shakin' their tail feathers with all the hip-grinding grease they can muster."








"Tina's writhing pace breaks for her traditional soul rap. She lays her life on the line and talks about love and hurt - and you listen hard."







"Then she flashes and ignites another explosion of pumping bodies and thumping hearts."









"Their music is tough, hard edged, full of the love and anger of their lives. You begin by looking at Tina and her three Ikettes - incredible in action - but you wind up being grabbed by the sound. "





... which just won't let go





Anna Mae Bullock
aka Tina Turner


Show
The magazine of Film and the Arts
Photography:  Richard Busch
Text: Robin Richman

... all things femme fatal





Thursday, October 23, 2014

FEMME FATALE - BLYTHE DANNER




Bets For The 70's
Blythe Danner, Keir Dullea star in Butterflies Are Free
Vogue
Photography: Irving Penn

... all things femme fatale

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

FEMME FATALE - POLLY BERGEN


Young Lady On The Rise

Polly Bergen, young star of television and related lively arts.

Young Ladies on The Rise
Haprer's Bazaar August 1960
Photography: Bob Kreiger


Known in Hollywood as a 'great broad' in a career spanning seven decades and still playing the femme fatale at the age of seventy-four as Tony Soprano's father's former mistress, Fran Felstein, on  The Sopranos,



Nellie Paulina Burgin
1930 - 2014
Once A Great Beauty

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Saturday, August 9, 2014

FEMME FATALE - CATHERINE DENEUVE






"Catherine Deneuve, who has a mad young freshness combined with a touch of world-weariness, and Nino Castelnuovo, who has an equally young mad freshness combined with a bold sulliness, are the throb of Les Parapluies de Cherbourg, directed by young Jacques Demy."


The Phenomenon of "Les Parapluies de Cherbourg"
Three writers explore its sorcery ...
Vogue November 1964

... all things femme fatale


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

FEMME FATALE - 1955



"Merry Widow" by Warner



Flexees




Peter Pan




Formfit



Lily of France



The Line Lengthens
Harper's Bazaar October 1955
Photography: Lillian Bassman


... all things femme fatale

Thursday, July 10, 2014

FEMME FATALE - ANOUK AIMEE


Anouk Aimee
Russian Ermine Pullover by Revillon




Anouk Aimee
A Fling of Russian Sable Tales by Revillon
Jewels by Jackk Gilbert

For Anouk Aimee...
An Ermine Pull, A Fling of Sable
Vogue February 1965
Photography: Bert Stern

... all things femme fatale



Sunday, July 6, 2014

FEMME FATALE - 1965



Bien Jolie Lingerie




Lady Marlene Lingerie



Pauline Gordon Lingerie



Rudi Gernreich Lingerie


Littlest Things in Lace
Harper's Bazaar November 1965
Photography: Francesco Scavullo

... all things femme fatale

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

FEMME FATALE 1949


"A whole corselet can be crumpled into a mere light handful"
Franco Lingerie





Blue Beneath
Made-to-order Saks Fifth Avenue 







Odette Barsa Lingerie




"Enhance" Girdle
Lily of France



New Control Systems
New Fashions Beneath
Vogue February 1949
Photography; Horst ; Erwin Blumenfeld

... all things femme fatale

Thursday, April 24, 2014

FEMME FATALE - DIANA ROSS


Diana Ross

A plastic-pop star becomes a powerful actress, a loving woman




"I am different now ... it scares me"





"As Billie Holliday, I almost lived another life."



People Are Talking About ... Diana Ross
Vogue March 1973
Photography: Avedon
Fashion: Halston

... all things femme fatale