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Femme. 1942.
 

Femme. 1942.

The House of Rochas The scent “Femme” has been created on behalf of a lawyer in 1942. Believe it or not the founder of the House of Rochas by the name of Marcel Rochas was originally a lawyer. He was 23 years old when he came to his “fashionable senses”....
NOBEL PRIZE. NO MEDIOCRITY!
 

NOBEL PRIZE.
NO MEDIOCRITY!

This blog is called Leadership & Lipstick. Recently, the lipstick kind of took over. It is time to bring some leadership to the game again. No, I will not neglect the lipstick although it might not have been that important to these women who have one thing in common: the...
JE REVIENS. 1932.
 

JE REVIENS. 1932.

The name “je reviens” translates in “I come back”. This name is the programme of the scent itself, of the House of Worth and it is the hope of millions when in 1939 WWII started. I doubt if any of it was intended. I daresay that it is the opposite...
THE COLOURS OF 1980.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1980.

We reach the 1980ies of which I have vivid fashion-memories such as hairdos that were difficult to fix because the idea strictly worked against gravity and BIG shoulder pads. In my memory contrasting colours like black and white or black and red were very much in demand. But as it...
THE COLOURS OF 1970.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1970.

Back to Nature If there is one decade I am colour-wise allergic to it is the 70ies. Many buildings still suffer from this “style”. Orange tiles in bathrooms and kitchens, olive green or dark brown carpets. Not to forget the wooden (of course brown) ceilings that make sure a room...
SHALIMAR. 1925.
 

SHALIMAR. 1925.

Jacques Guerlain was born the grandson of the founder of the House Guerlain in 1847. Jacques’ predecessor was his uncle Aimé Guerlain who also was a renowned creator of perfumes. One of his creations by the name of “Jicky” is still on the market. The scent was named after Aimé’s...
THE COLOURS OF 1960.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1960.

The 60ies were dominated by the era of John F. Kennedy. When he was elected president of the United States in 1960 hope and optimism was in the air. When he was assassinated in 1963 all hope seemed lost. Politics and Fashion The First Lady was renowned for her elegance....
Quelques Fleurs. 1912.
 

Quelques Fleurs. 1912.

The Maison Houbigant is probably one of the oldest perfume manufacturers that still exist. Their company history is full of fame and legends. Some History In 1775 a young man by the name of Jean-François Houbigant set up a fragrance shop “à la corbeille des fleurs” (the flower basket) in...
THE COLOURS OF 1950.
 

THE COLOURS OF 1950.

It seems to me as if the fifties try to make undone all the horror but also all the progress that was made in the 20st century until before the beginning of WW2. Home Home should be a place to be oneself and to be happy. There is nothing wrong...