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"Celeste is something quite different. Celeste is cold, chilly, white-on-white. Aloof as a supernova. Bitter as iron. A frigid, erotic Snow Queen." Photo by Ken Marcus from Penthouse, March 1973.

Egon and Diane von Furstenberg’s Upper East Side bedroom with nine paintings by Anuszkiewicz. Photographed by Horst for Vogue, January 15th, 1972.

An Easter buffet, from ‘Better Homes and Gardens Guide to Entertaining’, 1969.

Easter prep by Scavullo for Harper’s Bazaar, April 1959.

"The 33 1/3 RPM Orgasm" — illustration by Bob Hickson for Playgirl, July 1975.

Final beauty secret from the insanely gorgeous Merle Oberon (photographed here by George Hurrell, 1935): “I do yoga every morning, and I brush my hair for three quarter of an hour. My favorite mask is an ancient Aztec recipe: squeeze the juice of a lemon on an oyster and let stand overnight. In the morning there is a white scum which is fantastic for invigorating the skin.” See the rest on @shrimptoncouture’s Curate.

More beauty secrets from Cosmo, October 1971 (see @shrimptoncouture for the whole post)… From Penelope Tree: “Yesterday I chopped up silver sparkles in the blender until they were really tiny, almost like dust—and mixed them up in my powder. The effect was quite nice because any light is instantly flattering to the face.” Penelope Tree by David Bailey for Vogue UK, October 1968.

As a lover of all good makeup and beauty advice, for @ShrimptonCouture’s Curate today I reveal beauty secrets of the stars from Cosmopolitan, October 1971, including Wilhelmina: “I keep changing makeup. My favorite foundation now is Max Factor’s Pan-stik. I love glamorous eyes: they will get out of anything! I use false lashes, a little eyeliner, and lots of mascara. I wouldn’t think of going to bed without taking five minutes to steam my face.” Wilhemina on the cover of Vogue, March 1965, by Irving Penn.

A Raoul Couture red velvet gown, photographed by Helmut Newton for Vogue, 1960.

Lunar Eclipse/Full Moon in Libra ritual altar @rachelrabbitwhite @sherenevismaya @galadarling @stephanieiris #supercoven

Tonight’s full moon in Libra beauty inspiration: Cybill Shepard with violet eyes and hot pink lips. Photo by Bill King for Harper’s Bazaar, March 1972.

Eva Voorhees in a white organza gown by Milena Francesio - photographed by Eric Boman for Linea Italiana, March 1980.

Four years… Pete Steele (January 4, 1962 – April 14, 2010) #typeonegative Photo obviously from his Playgirl shoot (August 1994).

Instagramming in front of Judy Chicago’s ‘Christina of Sweden’ (1972) - repost from @jimwalrod1.

Judy Chicago’s ‘Rejection Fantasy Drawing #4’, 1974. (at Brooklyn Museum)

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