Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

Beautiful Joan Collins looked gorgeous in this picture from the 1950s. Some intriguing charm is imparted by the several bottles sitting on her vanity, too. From the left, there are two Rochas bottles, one of which has the glass stopper. I’d like to say this was Femme, but I’m not 100% sure: other three perfumes – Mousseline, Mouche and La Rose – were housed in … Continue reading Joan Collins’ Dressing Table

Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

If I think of all the make-up cases, dressing tables and vanities I’ve written about on this blog, I don’t think I’ve ever been excited like this time. The present entry is something special, because it features the make-up case of Judy Garland (circa 1968). Just from the picture above, you may see why I’m so happy: there’s a superlative selection of perfumes and toiletries! … Continue reading Judy Garland’s Make-Up Case

Jayne Mansfield’s Bathroom

The Pink Palace perfectly symbolised the unique aesthetics of Jayne Mansfield: bought by the actress in 1957, it was completely renovated and customised so as to become a “pink landmark” on Sunset Boulevard. Mansfield had it painted pink and decorated with cupids, furs, hearts, marble and golden details. In the picture above, Jayne was talking on the phone while taking a bubble bath. Her image … Continue reading Jayne Mansfield’s Bathroom

Audrey Hepburn’s Dressing Room

There’s a box of Marcel Rochas Femme on Audrey Hepburn’s dressing table. This comes as a surprise: I can’t really see her wearing such a femme fatale perfume! It’s one of the masterpieces by Edmond Roudnitska, who created it in 1943: it’s a woody/warm spicy scent, with fruity accents of plum, peach and apricot. Its beautiful bottle was inspired by female curves, maybe those of Mae West, … Continue reading Audrey Hepburn’s Dressing Room