Remember to “spring ahead” for Daylight Savings Time tomorrow (Sunday) morning!
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Last week my husband and I sat down to watch El Camino, Netflix’s new spin-off sequel to the series Breaking Bad. Breaking Bad was probably one of my favorite television experiences of all time, and I’ve come to “miss” many of its characters. El Camino is a chance to reunite with a few of them for a little while. Make no mistake, however — it’s a dark two hours of viewing.
As we drift closer to Fall (day by day, degree by degree…), let’s pause to admire this bottle of Poupre d’Automne from Parfum de Violet. The fragrance was launched in 1923. The stoppered bottle was designed by Lucien Gaillard, a legendary French jewelry who worked in the Art Nouveau style…
Style/art/fashion news from earlier this week:
“The Costume Institute’s spring 2019 exhibition [CAMP: Notes on Fashion] explores the origins of camp’s exuberant aesthetic. Susan Sontag’s 1964 essay ‘Notes on “Camp”‘ provides the framework for the exhibition, which examines how the elements of irony, humor, parody, pastiche, artifice, theatricality, and exaggeration are expressed in fashion.”
Could we also look for camp (both intentional and intentional) in the visual presentation of perfume? I think we can.
Here are a few examples, paired with quotes from Sontag’s landmark essay…
“I could write a sonnet about your Easter bonnet…” — Irving Berlin (1933)
Whether you’re celebrating Easter this weekend or just getting in the mood to enjoy your spring wardrobe, here’s a vintage perfume presentation for you.
Since we’re observing Presidents Day in the United States today, here’s a curiosity that I found online: a small perfume bottle featuring the images of William McKinley (25th President) and Theodore Roosevelt (McKinley’s Vice President, and 26th President after McKinley’s assassination in 1901). …
Here’s an image of an antique German-made perfume bottle ornamented with a witch riding a crescent moon. (It was recently auctioned by Antiquefreak on Ruby Lane.)
Have a spell-binding Halloween!
In 2000, Estée Lauder released a solid perfume compact in the shape of the Statue of Liberty…holding a lipstick in place of a torch. The perfume (in this case, Dazzling Gold) was contained within the statue’s base.
Wishing you a glorious 4th of July!
Image via eBay.