17 February 2012 @ 12:04 am

Haughty women are...

... women who have a room designed just to suit their hair color - and know they're worth it.

full size, a glorious 1188x1600, for the full effect of that gaze

Haughty women are...
...women who lean precariously on the balcony railing to make you forget the ad is for men's pomade.

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...women who can wear eye shadow in uniform and kill with a glance while still on the phone.

Kick-ass-take-names-haughty!Collapse )

... beguiling women who wear makeup for "[their] greater glory".

Breathtakingly haughty!Collapse )

And as a bonus, this hilarious story "Tall Girl in Hoops" from the Australian Women's Weekly, February 29, 1956: "She was tall, aloof, and haughty; exactly the sort of woman who could wear a crinoline."  Yeah, it makes that much sense.
It starts: "Mr. Ward, director of the Nu World Advertising Agency, ate a handful of benzedrine tablets." And gets better from there.Collapse )

16 February 2012 @ 11:34 pm

Haughty women in ads are not...

...the idle rich who torment their maids with inane questions about pineapple.

...women who have bigger homes and cars with "12 more cylinders than yours" (wtf?)

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...women with artistically arranged dirt on their floor and "Fatal Apple" lipstick

not haughty eitherCollapse )

... and least of all Miss Bebe Daniels, who uses Special Drene on her "glorious hair" while giving you a withering gaze filled with disdain.

nope, still not haughtyCollapse )

08 February 2012 @ 09:50 pm
There's something about having THREE women in an ad...

Sears Catalogue, 1970

Beauty for busy moderns!Collapse )

Is there a tampon for single girls?Collapse )

25 December 2011 @ 10:52 pm
Sorry, but I don't have much man candy on hand at the moment for those of you who are into that. (I'm working on it!) For the rest of you . . . 

1. Jet ad for sister publication, Ebony, featuring Nichelle Nichols, 1966

Actual cover plus 9 more ads.Collapse )

24 December 2011 @ 01:29 pm

A merry Christmas from Tho-Radia to the readers of Marie-Claire (magazine).

Tho-Radia, the thorium+radium beauty aids! (1920s) - not to be confused with those bastards in Pittsburgh who made
Radithor.  >:-o

10 November 2011 @ 02:00 pm
Just because I like the early 60s glamour. :)

Another image behind the cutCollapse )

From two issues of Woman's Journal, 1962
07 November 2011 @ 11:17 pm
Not a contest entry, but sort of fits with the theme of it. That tag line seemed like a good idea at the time, but there's no way that would go over today. From Jet magazine:

Dimatron sounds like a TV that automatically adjusts to room lighting. 
28 October 2011 @ 08:27 pm
Help your child discover his or her inner evil clown. 

I don't remember PAAS making these. I always associate them with decorating eggs, not faces. 
20 October 2011 @ 12:29 pm
An early (and very high quality) Art Deco advertisement for a well known cosmetics firm:

From La Gazette du Bon Ton, Juin 1914
I'd almost given up on finding something for porn 'tache weekend, when I found this fellow giving me a meaningful look from a page in Vogue:

Found in British Vogue, May 1972
13 August 2011 @ 03:15 pm
Here are two ads that I just happen to have in my saved folder, one from the 40s and the other from the 20s

one moreCollapse )
18 April 2011 @ 10:48 am

Noxzema is good stuff, but this girl is creepy!
02 April 2011 @ 07:19 pm
The "Annie" orphans for Bonne Bell/Ten-o-Six Cosmetics, 1977

Miss Tia, I first posted this over a year ago. Let me know if a repost for the contest is a bad idea.
23 March 2011 @ 06:20 pm
02 February 2011 @ 01:03 pm

From Butterick Quarterly, Spring 1920
15 November 2010 @ 07:51 pm
Good Housekeeping, December 1934.  The only thing wrong with this ad is the name of the product:


22 October 2010 @ 07:58 pm
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25 September 2010 @ 08:54 am
Yanno, I happen to know that Maybelline sold this cake mascara right up until the 70s or the 80s. The little slidy box was red. I had a discussion with someone in this community earlier about the problem of women using their ~saliva~ with cake mascara, not realizing the infection risk. Maybe that's why it's been discontinued because I think it's actually a fabulous product - you can load that stuff up nice and thick on the brush and look like a harlot, if you wanna.
Feel sorry for Cleopatra, she had only the crudest materials - and about a gazillion dollars, pearls to dissolve in wine and a kick-butt cruise boat...
18 September 2010 @ 06:03 pm

From The Australian Home Journal June 1926