Golden Globes 2019’s Dressing Table Round-Up

I’ve had a passion for people’s make-up cases and bathroom cabinets since I was a child, so you can imagine my enthusiasm when it comes to celebrities’ dressing tables. I am not really interested in knowing the products they use because I want to replicate their looks, but because what they use tells a lot about beauty habits and trends. Today, the day after the … Continue reading Golden Globes 2019’s Dressing Table Round-Up

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

The opening scene of the film sees the actress Gloria Grahame is in her dressing room at the Dukes Theatre in Lancaster, UK, unpacking her toiletries and getting ready to perform in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams [1]. She takes out a can of L’Oreal Elnett hairspray. The perfume sitting on the dressing table is Chanel No. 5. [1] The film is based on the … Continue reading Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool (2017)

Stardust Memories (1980)

Dorrie (Charlotte Rampling) appreciates Sandy’s aftershave. Like a madeleine, that scent brings back memories from her childhood. Sandy (Woody Allen) gets the reference to À la recherche du temps perdu by Marcel Proust and jokingly comments he’s wearing Proustian Rush by Chanel. The reason why the French maison has never produced a perfume with such an evocative name is beyond me. A real Chanel perfume appears … Continue reading Stardust Memories (1980)

Behind the Scenes of the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Reese Witherspoon 

Reese Witherspoon didn’t walk the Oscars red carpet this year, but was among the guests of the Vanity Fair Oscar party, which took place at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. The actress, who wore a lovely Michael Kors Collection dress, posted a picture of her dressing table on her Instagram stories. Let’s see what was on it. On the back of … Continue reading Behind the Scenes of the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party: Reese Witherspoon 

Amy Winehouse’s Make-Up Case

Thick eyeliner flicks were among her most notable trademarks. She probably experimented with several products, but in the picture above she was using Rimmel Exaggerate liquid eyeliner. I love this picture, where Amy was shopping for nail polishes at a drugstore. She selected a couple of red shades from the Mavala display. The tiny bottles and the wide colour selection make the Swiss brand one of … Continue reading Amy Winehouse’s Make-Up Case

My Mad Fat Diary S01E06 (It’s a Wonderful Rae Part 2)

There’s a bottle of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle on Rae’s mom’s dressing table. This is historically inaccurate: the tv show is set in the 1990s, while the Chanel perfume was launched in 2001/2002. Unfortunately, this is not the only mistake done by the show’s prop master: you may remember Britney Spears Fantasy and Tom Ford For Men perfumes appeared on Chloe’s desk in an episode of the second … Continue reading My Mad Fat Diary S01E06 (It’s a Wonderful Rae Part 2)