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Today on Refinery 29, a little pearl was dropped, this book being that pearl. A guide to beauty by the one who knows best, Princess Luciana Pignatelli. Born in 1935 in Italy, she scurried to Rome at 18 for her first nip of many tucks: a nose job. She earned the title of “princess” by marrying an obscure Italian prince (a marriage later annulled) and picked up “Avedon” to replace it by wedding Richard’s cousin, Burt.
Apparently trolling ebay might procure this 1971 tome. Just keep in mind that I told you about it, so you have to give it to me. Finder’s keepers and all that.
Here are a couple precious highlights:
The Homosexual Facial
“The rage a few years ago with the chic Paris homosexuals is this: Take the white of one egg, a teaspoon of the best olive oil, beat, and apply for 20 minutes. Remove with hot face towel, lace trim optional.”
Carbs and booze…because what else is there?
“Surely, a woman’s warmth and charm depend on at least a minimum of self-indulgence. Drink that wine, eat that pasta!”
Whatever you say, Luciana!!
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