The Power of Glamour Anette Talpert

The Power of Glamour

Book Review: The Power of Glamour (The women who defined the magic of stardom)

Annette Tapert Aurum Press 1999

This is not a new book, and the copy I have just bought is a second hand old library book…

Despite the title it is not in itself a glamorous book. The cover has a black and white pencil drawing of Hollywood stars on the cover and all the pictures are B& W. Is that part of its charm?

I was hooked from the very first paragraph: (more…)

Think Pink!

"Think Pink”, which featured in the Audrey Hepburn film “Funny Face” in 1957

“Think Pink”, which featured in the Audrey Hepburn film “Funny Face” in 1957

I’ve just finished reviewing my August copies of (Harper’s) Bazaar, Vogue and In Style magazines…and whether you call it “A Rose Bouquet” (Vogue), or “Blush Up” (In Style), what all these magazines have in common, is that they’re thinking pink for AW2013. “Think Pink” (Bazaar) is their take on THE colour for the autumn winter 2013-2014 season, from the catwalk collections. (more…)

Emerald Green ~ The Colour of 2013

Emerald GreenEach year, Pantone, the leading provider of colour systems and technology for accurate colour communication, declares a particular colour the “Colour of the Year”.

Twice a year, the company hosts a secret meeting of representatives from various nations’ colour standards groups in a European capital. After two days of presentations and debate, they choose a colour for the following year; for example, the colour for summer 2013 was chosen in London in the spring of 2012. (more…)