05 October 2013 @ 10:38 pm
Celebrating our new tag Lilac!
French Lilac
 
 
 
05 October 2013 @ 10:37 pm
Celebrating our new tag Lilac!

Growing wild
 
 
 
05 October 2013 @ 08:34 am
 SOMEONE's having a look-see.
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Amazing art by Rene Gruau
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Who Knew?  The AVON lady had a profitable side business!
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Sadly, the best Mr. Ray's commercials are not on YT anymore - they featured a voice-over from Mr. Ray himself, who has a broad, flat Baltimore accent that made them really funny. He's the one announcing the phone number in this ad, and you can really hear it when he says "Oeh Fieve Fieve Fieve." You can see a clip from one of those commercials here.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13 September 2013 @ 01:23 pm
My favorite "N", the 'n' of advertising.


Sun 'n' Surf
*note to advertisers: don't but 'burning' on her crotch.
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MMMMM  Prunes 'N Cereal
(The grammatically-shady one-apostrophe 'N - <_<)

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07 September 2013 @ 05:42 pm
Mavis by Vivaudou.  Vivaudou ads never fail to amaze me with their artwork and style (and color, and bizarre-ness). :D

The artist is Henry Clive, a prolific ad artist of the time.

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07 September 2013 @ 07:53 pm
She's Slightly Scarlet
 
 
 
. . . because being one of the best pitchers of all time is just so overrated.
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23 August 2013 @ 09:08 am
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17 August 2013 @ 07:13 am
Or so says an old Pacquin's ad.  Actually a lot of their ads say weird things.  Things like:  "There was about her a dainty grace, from her Milk-white Hands to her elfin face."
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OR
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The way of love was thus ... with hands delicious."  You know where that's from?  A SONG. A short, and imho not terribly wonderful song by Rupert Brooke.
 
 
 
20 July 2013 @ 07:06 am
Fingertip Glory! More like the Hand(s) of Glory! D:

Duragloss Nails

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27 May 2013 @ 05:07 pm
Body Painting Arts Festival


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