Month: September 2014

Chanel no.5 (Created 1920)

Chanel No. 5 was the first perfume launched by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The chemical formula for the fragrance was compounded by Russian-French chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. The Inspiration for the Fragrance Traditionally, fragrance worn by women had adhered to two basic categories. Respectable women favored the pure essence of a single garden flower. Sexually provocative perfumes heavy…

Riccie Johnson – Makeup Artist for Presidents and Pop Stars

  Last week, makeup artist Riccie Johnson reported to her job at the CBS studios on West 57th Street, taking two buses, to get “60 Minutes Sports” correspondents ready for their on-air reports. The CBS makeup artist for 62 years, has powdered all the greats — The Beatles, Sinatra and U.S. presidents. And she’s still at it! Declining with a…

Are Lipsticks Poisonous?

Overview of safety, regulatory and scientific issues related to reports of lead in lipstick.   Every day millions of women apply lipstick without a second thought. What many don’t know is that lipsticks may contain lead, the notorious metal that can cause learning, language and behavioral problems. Lead is a neurotoxin and can be dangerous even at small doses. So…

Behind the Brand

Karl Lagerlfeld Karl Lagerfeld (born Karl Otto Lagerfeldt, 10 September 1933) is a German fashion designer, artist, and photographer based in Paris. He is the head designer and creative director of the fashion house Chanel as well as the Italian house Fendi and his own label fashion house. EARLY LIFE Lagerfeld was born in Hamburg. He has claimed he was…