Carne trémula (1997)

Clara (Angela Molina) is finally leaving her abusive husband Sancho, so she’s quickly packing some toiletries. In her bathroom there are many beauty products. On the glass shelf there are two Shiseido Benefiance products – a toner and a cleansing milk. There’s also L’Oreal Elnett Satin hairspray, which has an important function in this scene. In classic Almodóvar style, Chanel products make their appearance. In … Continue reading Carne trémula (1997)

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)

Kylie Minogue’s Dressing Table

One of the most exciting things I’ve ever seen is Kylie Minogue’s dressing room displayed in Room 106 at the Victoria & Albert Museum. A glass room contains the exact replica of the vanity, mirrors, chairs and wardrobe that the Australian singer had for her 2007 Showgirl: The Homecoming tour. Let’s see the products sitting on her table, starting from those in a white plastic … Continue reading Kylie Minogue’s Dressing Table