Posts Tagged ‘Marilyn Monroe’

RETRO BEAUTY REIMAGINED: ERNO LASZLO!

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

erno-laszlo-detoxifying-bespoke-cleansing-setsErno Laszlo has been a marquee name in beauty since its humble beginnings in 1927, when the Hungarian-born medical doctor transformed some of the most-coveted complexions from Europe to Hollywood (including many of Hollywood’s A-Listers Greta Garbo, Audrey Hepburn, and Marilyn Monroe). Dr. Laszlo’s philosophy of creating tailor-made products specifically formulated to confront the signs of premature aging, environmental hazards, and the stress of a modern lifestyle earned Erno Laszlo a multi-generational following.  After all, who can forget its famous tinted Shake-It potions and signature black Sea Mud Deep Cleansing Bars?

During the past decade Laszlo recognized that its clients were no longer able to undertake laborious beauty routines.  While the brand began to consolidate its product line, it improved upon its pillars.  Laszlo’s new Bespoke Double Cleanse Collection Duos offer four cleansing duos created with a mix-and-match approach to individual complexion concerns.  Each of the Cleansing Oils soothe and soften the complexion by gently breaking up dirt, makeup, and  impurities without stripping the skin’s moisture. Soap, inherently, combats oil on contact and these Cleansing Bars boast game-changing antioxidants and botanicals.  Exfoliate & Detox treats enlarged, clogged pores, dull and flaky skin, and pollutant build-up; Soothe & Calm focuses on sensitive skin, redness, tightness, and irritation; Hydrate & Nourish replenishes dry, dehydrated skin that is tight and lackluster; Firm & Lift rejuvenates lax skin which shows a marked decline in elasticity.

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOURGLASS FIGURE?

Thursday, June 9th, 2016

Oblong TorsoThe hourglass figure, characterized by a waist that is narrower than the width of a woman’s breasts and hips, conjures images of classic Hollywood stars such as Marilyn Monroe, Sophia Loren, and Jayne Mansfield.  Today’s A-listers, however, have lost many of their curves, in favor of a more androgynous square or oblong shape.  Marked by rock-hard abs, often fueled by pilates, yoga, and extreme dieting, this ultra-lean body shape, sported by Cameron Diaz (left), Kate Hudson (center), and Gwyneth Paltrow (right), appears to have developed as womens’ fitness has become more focused on strength, often emulating male ideals.

But is this evolution healthy?  According to celebrity personal trainer, James Duigan, founder of London’s exclusive Bodyism gym, “Often a six-pack is not healthy, for women in particular. It’s a biological thing,” he explains. Yet, the fact that not everyone is able achieve this look only makes it more desirable.  “It’s a lot to do with body type, meaning that’s just how it is for some people. For others, no matter how much they exercise, they will retain their waist,” Duigan adds.  So why not embrace the curves a la Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, and Christina Hendricks?  Perhaps its backlash from Kim Kardashian-West and Nicki Minaj, whose hyper-curved physiques have almost become cartoonish.