Wednesday, 14 April 2010

A Family Affair

I have been in the beauty biz a long time - but thanks to the women in these two pictures below - my earliest memories are ALL beauty related...

The above is my Nana on her Coty counter in 1966.  She went on to work for Guerlain for years - leaving me with a beautiful collection of antique Guerlain perfume bottles along with all of her old certificates and mementos. She always looked immaculate and smelled fabulous.

And the big hair on the left belongs to my Mum - 1966. She went on to work for Helena Rubinstein among others right through to the 80's.  Our hallway at home was always filled with their tester units at the weekends when Mum was doing wedding make-ups. Only one of which I was allowed to sneak in to and watch. Bah.

And then we have my daughter.  Who, although she loves make-up and advises her teenage brothers on skincare - assures me that she.....


has 'no interest in doing anything except riding her Harley, marrying a Jonas Brother and getting a full sleeve on her arm' as per:  http://mothersmouth.blogspot.com/2009/11/rise-of-7-year-old.htm

What can you do?


8 comments:

  1. Fabulous pics all of them, so very glamorous!

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  2. Oh gorgeous!! what beautiful pictures. x

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  3. So lovely to see this! Have you read Lipstick Wars? I think Helena Rubinstein is my all-time beauty hero.

    Yes, she was short, fat, dark-haired and bad-tempered too. Love her!

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  4. Thanks Ladies. Short and fat my arse. The other two I'll give you! :)

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  5. Lady H, amazing pics! CX

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  6. these pics are amazing!!!!!!!!!!!
    and i was that 7 year old too, I wanted to marry Arnie tho =D

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  7. Those photos are fabulous, what a treat!

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  8. I love these pictures, your mum's hair was fabulous!

    Aren't girl children frightening?

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