Guy Nicolet, Revlon’s international director: he finds inspiration in a film or a record, a girl he sees in the street or at the theatre, translates the mood into colour and from then on thinks about the bone structure, “the most important feature of a woman’s face”. He has a great sense of fashion, lives a very fashionable life between his gothic Roman house and bishop’s palace in the country, and for him “fashion changes at the same moment for the designer and the visagiste”. His favourite colour is blue, a thousand different blues. Here, opposite, eyes of the water blue reflected from the ceilings of his house on Lake Bracciano. The pastel skin, Perfect Beige Perfect Make-Up dusted with Perfect Powder, from the Ultima II Collection. Eyes shaped with Plum Rose and Orchidaceous Eye Couture ’70 Make-Up, with Sable Plum Lash Make-Up Automatique. New Orange Jade lipstick from the Private Label Collection. Painted leather and bead chokers, by Pablo & Delia at The Shop, Vidal Sassoon, Sloane St. Hair by Oliver at Leonard.
Photographed by Clive Arrowsmith.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Beauty in Vogue, 1970/71
Blinkers by Cutex
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, March 1972.
Photographed by Sam Haskins.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from The Photography Year Book, 1974.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, May 1971.
This picture isn’t a ludicrous flight of fancy. Those nails belong to Bonnie, a girl who really does scrabble about under the bonnet of her car checking oil, batteries and spark plug. She also shoes the odd bit of typing and her fair share of washing up, plug changing and picture hanging.
But maybe we have been a little unfair. Bonnie is not only one of our favourite make-up artists (working for Elizabeth Arden) but she’s a fully trained manicurist too.
Photographed by David Anthony.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey, May 1973.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Honey Magazine, October 1970
Photographed by Stephen Bobroff.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from 19 Magazine, December 1969.
Artist uncredited. Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vogue, April 1977.
Photographed and hand-tinted by James Wedge.
Scanned from The Sunday Times Book of Body Maintenance, 1978.
(Original commission/publication unknown),
Three pretty maids all in a row…
I apologise to the beauty on the left, I don’t know her name, but lovely to see another early shot of the divine Miss Joanna Lumley and, of course, the beautiful Ingrid Boulting.
Scanned by Miss Peelpants from Vanity Fair, November 1968