If like me, you are fan of Bésame Cosmetics, you will have heard of it’s founder; Gabriela Hernandez. She released a book on the History of Makeup in 2011 that is wonderfully in-depth. A great read for all fashion historians and vintage lovers alike. Here is the description from the Bésame website:
Author and founder of Bésame Cosmetics, Gabriela Hernandez, takes you on a grand tour of the rich history of facial trends and styles in her new book, “Classic Beauty: History of Makeup”. Enjoy this in-depth and historical journey of the many trends and styles of the classic beauty looks throughout the ages.
This vivid reference book follows the ever changing concept of what defines beauty by showcasing historical trends and the evolution of makeup innovations for the eyes, face, and lips. Fascinating and bizarre vintage ads, detailed makeup application guides, and profiles of famous makeup innovators, connoisseurs, and iconic faces offer a glimpse of the rich history of facial trends from the ancient times to today. Enjoy over 430 images, timelines, and detailed color-correct vintage color palettes.
Can you see inside the book and purchase it here.
Ahh…La Femme Chez Elle. So many beautiful art deco minimalist style covers and fashion plates within. And lots of nifty hat making tips! I have scanned some of the articles for you here from a few of my collection. Yes, they are in French, but the visuals are worth looking at. Some lovely knitting patterns too and I really want to try and make the tilted straw hat. So cute! If you are interested, I have some for sale in my Etsy store. I noticed that Artposters.com even has copies of the covers for sale as prints.
Hello to our lovely followers. Just wanted to let you all know that I have finally opened my own Etsy store: Violet’s Vintage Emporium, so I will post items that are coming to shop here as well as the Facebook page before I put them in the shop so you have a heads up. I will have clothing, shoes, hats, sewing patterns and jewellery from the 1920s to the 70s for sale.
I was inspired to open the shop because of my love of vintage style since childhood, which has never waned.So now I have a large collection of vintage clothing and accessories and I am always looking for more, as I have been selling on ebay for years too. But Etsy is easier and more efficient!
I hope these little pieces of history give their new owners as much joy as they have given me – in both hunting for them and passing them on to you 🙂 Please pass on the FB page and Etsy pages to anyone you know who loves vintage style 🙂 Some samples from todays listings.
Violet’s Vintage Emporium on Etsy
Violet’s Vintage Emporium on Facebook