Monday, December 31, 2007

Out With a Bang: Sastre Walks on Water

When we started brow blogging back in March - more than 280 posts ago! - we decided that Ines Sastre was worthy of the task of launching this blog.

Since then we've seen everything from "how to" videos to porn stars, and from royalty to Hollywood's most famous starlets. It's been a good year for obsessing over eyebrows.

So let's finish off the way we started. Here are two Lancome ads featuring miss Sastre's oddly compelling ever-so-slightly asymmetrical brows:



Ahhhh. And it wouldn't be Blubrow without a Scroll-down Bonus!: I knew her brows were amazing, but did you know she could walk on water?



Happy New Year. See you on the other side. (Get it?)

Sonoma Eyeworks Ad Works

I don't know a damn thing about Sonoma Eyeworks. For all I know, when you go in for new glasses, they kick you in your back, and call you bad names, and then take your wallet.

Or maybe they are the best, coolest, hippest, hottest, most happenin' retailer in the California eyewear sector.

I just don't know.

But I do know that they picked a winner of a photo for their recent promotion, and no, they're not compensating me for reproducing it here. After they see the rest of this blog, they'll probably wish I never mentioned their name.

But they should thank me.

Then they should tell that model to toss away those funky frames so we can see what we really appreciate: the eyebrows.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Model Katarina Ivanovska

Sunday morning...a good time for a garden-variety runway and print model: Katarina Ivanovska.




Maybe she should worry less about the lashes and give those eyebrows some attention!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Bellucci: Shoot Up the Hair Stylist

Back in August I posted some Monica Bellucci wallpapers, as a lead-in to her flop movie, Shoot 'Em Up. And I promised to follow up with some video captures when the high definition trailer came out.

Then this whole Miss France thing happened, and well, you know. But I did track down that trailer. The good news is, Bellucci is definitely in it. The bad news is, some nitwit hairdresser decided to cover the actress's eyebrows with bangs.

This is outrageous, and I'm getting in touch with New Line Cinema and telling them about this.

Meanwhile, here's the best I could grab from the video. Even without the brows, Bellucci is still just about the cream of the crop.


Miss France Isn't Even From France

And that's just for starters! I don't know where to begin with this. I'll try to boil it down.

This very pretty lady is the new Miss France. Her name is Valérie Bègue (rhymes with "leg"). So far so good. The brows are not spectacular, but we vote oui.


There's one weird thing going on, right off the bat. She's from an island called La Réunion, which belongs to France. That's fine. But the island is in the middle of the Indian Ocean. So that's not really France, is it? No. (The contestant who finished second is from New Caledonia, which is near Australia or something – you can't get much farther from France!).

But that's not why Mlle. Bègue is in the news. She's at the center of a controversy because – oh la la! – a skeevy French magazine called Entrevue published some shocking, scandalous photos of her!



No, not that one! That's just a normal pageant photo. That did not violate any rules. After all, the pageants reserve the right to make the contestants dress up like high price prostitutes.
  • Sequined bikini? Check.
  • Angel wings? Check.
  • Acrylic stilettos? Très bien, mon amie!
The problem is that Mlle. Bègue apparently posed for photos in which she licked yogurt suggestively! I know, it's sad, and it's hard to believe. But here is the proof:


Wait. It gets worse. Hard to imagine. But it's true. She also posed on a crucifix! In a bikini!:


An outrage! So these photos led to a series of negotiations, after which all the parties involved reached a compromise: Mlle. Bègue can keep her title, but she can't represent France in the big international competitions. Miss New Caledonia gets that job.

Well, it could have been worse. Can you imagine if Miss France had appeared, say, soaking wet in a see-through top? What? She did? Oh yes, she did:


OK, but still. Why get upset about that? I've seen women who look just like that walk into a small grocery store on the French Riviera without any top on at all. The French can handle it. Hence the total lack of any mention of this photo in French news coverage. It's all "cross and yogurt, yogurt and cross!"

And anyway, the ultimate faux pas (that's French!) would have been posing for a photo with no pants on...


Uh...exsqueeze me? I give up. For the yogurt and the cross they threaten to take away her title. But a see-through top and no pants (rhymes with France), not even mentioned in the news. I venture to say things go down (ahem) differently over here in the États-Unis.

I guess I'll never understand these foreigners and their strange mores. But that won't stop me from clicking on their photos and examining them a little more...

Vive l'Ile de la Réunion!

Friday, December 28, 2007

Madonna: Nude & Untamed

Here's Madonna, before anyone was Desperately Seeking Susan:


And here's the thing about women with prominent eyebrows...if they have a lot of eyebrow hair...oh nevermind. You know what I'm getting at.

It's a miracle we made it out of the 1970s.

Remember this? You have to click it:


The craziest eyebrow year for Madonna was clearly 1987. OK, crank up the bass, and fire up this tribute by a crazed fan:




Scroll- down movie trivia
: The part of Ray in Desperately Seeking Susan was played by John Turturro. Random!

Because You Missed It: Natalie Portman

Missed what? That Magorium movie. Nobody saw it. Not a single person.

Unless maybe it hasn't come out yet.

But either way, whether nobody saw Natalie Portman in that movie, or nobody will see her, we'll still share this photo. Her brows are better in this picture than they looked in the trailer for that movie anyway.

So there.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Claudia Black: Small Wallpaper

We love Claudia Black. And her eyebrows.

If you're still using a computer with an 800 x 600 display, then it's your lucky day! You have new wallpaper! 

Even if you are among the 94.5% of the population with at least 1024 x 768 resolution, you can enjoy this image (from an unknown source) by clicking on it.


Dior's Makeup Model

If you know who this is, leave a comment.

My comment, meanwhile, is "wow."

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Mad Props to...Indie Nudes


As 2007 comes to an end I am looking over some of the data from the year. I only got analytics working on this site a little while ago, so I have precious little "real" data (as opposed to the bizarre numbers that come from Feedburner).

But even with a small amount of info to go on, one thing is clear.

A ton of visitors to Blubrow are clicking that link that says Eyebrows over at Indie Nudes. (The rest of you seem to be coming from Google image searches for nude celebrities. I'm OK with that.)

So I just want to say "thank you" to those fine folks at Indie Nudes for linking here. There's something for everyone over there. They provide easy access, for example, to these eyebrows at Explicite.com, as well as the eponymous Lola Oolala, above:


Peter Gorman has a way with Polaroids...you can get there from Indie Nudes as well:


And there's even a site dedicated to nude women with wet tissues draped over their bodies, which is where you can find this young lady (no tissues in this photo, sorry):


All in all, I'm glad for the business and happy to reciprocate (no money changing hands here, and they didn't ask me for the plug).

You can help me too. Do you know of another free catch-all site that would add a link to Blu's Eyebrow Blog? Please send them the link to this page and ask them to add (and to let me know). Or, email me their URL and I'll ask them myself.

Scroll-down FYI disappointment: Despite your earnest Google searches, I need to let you know that I don't think there are any nude pictures of Sara Bareilles floating around.

Yet.

Jazz Singer: Audrey Silver

What a pleasure it is to combine a few different things you like all in one neat package.

Take New York's talented jazz vocalist Audrey Silver, for example. She's educated (two Ivy League degrees), she's dedicated (how many people make it in the music business?), and she's beautiful (see – and listen – for yourself).

Did we mention she has great eyebrows? (Photo by Janis Wilkins).

Buy the CD.

Scroll-down musical critique: If you thought Julie London had a lick of talent, then you haven't heard Audrey Silver's version of No Moon at All (turn the sound up!)

Julie London did, however, sport some brows of her own:

El Peletero, and Audrey Hepburn as Sister Luke

I want to say "gracias" to a blogger who calls himself El Peletero, for linking to Blu's Eyebrow Blog. His site contains an interesting mix of poetry, commentary, porn, art, drama, and fashion – all in Spanish. Cool stuff.

Check it out. Right now, this photo is at the top of his main page.


To which I might as well add:

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

An Eyebrow Holiday Card. Sort Of.


Ho ho ho.

It is after midnight here in Eyebrowland, and that means it's Christmas for some of you. The presents are wrapped and placed under the tree, you scarfed down the cookies and milk after lying to your kids about "Santa" (nice job), and it's time to surf the web for fetish porn – a holiday tradition!

Well you've come to the wrong place. At least for now. However, all is not lost. If you are looking for a new way to tell your friends and neighbors about your obsession with Blu's Eyebrow Blog, look no further.

Now we have business cards.

Our New Year's Resolution is to go viral, in order to spread the joy of fabulous eyebrows. And to do that, what better way than colorful little cards, printed with a pop art eyebrow on one side, and our URL on the other?

So if you're one of the visitors who came here because you picked up a card, drop us an email and tell us where you found it. And then leave it someplace where another unsuspecting victim will pick it up in turn.

Today, a modest blog. Tomorrow, World Eyebrow Domination.

Scroll-down Disclaimer: Just got a call from Blubrow's General Counsel. She wants me to tell you that "Card size is yea big," so keep a sharp lookout for those cards. They're small (but they're powerful). And they come in different color combos, so collect all ten! (Sample above is one such combo).

And...personal thanks to the loyal fan who provided a royalty-free image of her very own eyebrow (and other special help) for this important project!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Fur? Dead. Fernanda Tavares? Alive.

Brazilian print and runway supermodel Fernanda Tavares delivers eyebrow manna from South American heaven.

And she delivers a righteous save the animals message about not wearing fur, which is fine with us – as long as the "no fur rule" doesn't extend to her eyebrows:


Meanwhile, here's a 1024 x 768 or whatever wallpaper for you: Click that bad boy to see it full size.


Scroll-down Saperlipopette Bonus: Fernanda did a badly-dubbed television commercial for L'Oreal in France. Cliquez vous!

Sarah Silverman: Down and Dirty

At least, according to this cover from Heeb Magazine (yes there is such a thing – if there weren't, Sarah Silverman would have to invent it).

Regardless of what you think of her brand of humor, you have to like the eyebrows.

Nuh?


Scroll-down goy confession: It took me a couple of minutes to get the joke in the photo...

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Richard Kern Strikes Again

Back in May and June we talked a little about Richard Kern's photography.

I hate to edit out what some of you pervs will doubtless think is the best part from this set, but you have to admit – the eyebrows give you plenty to go on.

Need more Kern? Click here and buy his books.




Scroll-down revisionism: I just viewed this post again for the first time since last December and realize this is Sasha Grey. Duh.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Eyebrows of "UFO"

One of the thrills of my adolescence was watching good bad sci-fi that featured hot women. Some day I'll certainly post the Orion Slave Girl, or Mudd's Women from Star Trek - The Original Series.

But for now, I want to share five beauties from the Gerry and Sylvia "Thunderbirds Are Go" Anderson series called UFO.

UFO was filmed around 1969 and took place in the future: 1980! I won't try to explain the plot. If you've seen it, you know why it was great, and how great it was. If you haven't seen it, I couldn't do it justice.

One of the fine treats each week was seeing Moonbase operative Lt. Gay Ellis, played by Gabrielle Drake. Her brows weren't great, but everything else about her was:


Her comrade in the crater was Antonia Ellis, who played Space Tracker Lt. Joan Harrington (the wigs, Sylvia Anderson explained, were part of the uniform – great concept!):


Colonel Straker's wife? Mary, played by blue-eyed girl-next-door blonde Suzanne Neve:



In the unforgettable "Dalotek Affair" episode, Tracy Reed played Jane Carson. Hot!:


And finally, perhaps the best brows to appear in any episode belonged to none other than well-known British actress Jean Upstairs, Downstairs Marsh, who played Janna Wade in the episode titled "Exposed":


We wish she was exposed. But she wasn't, so that brings us full circle, to Gabrielle Drake.

Thank you Gerry and Sylvia!

Scroll-down movie trivia: Tracy Reed played the only female role in Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove...Gen. Buck Turgidson's secretary/girlfriend. She's only in one scene, unless you count the photo of her posing in Playboy as viewed by bomber pilot USAF Major T. J. "King" Kong (Slim Pickens).

Would I make this stuff up?

Rianne ten Haken, Dutch Model

You can't say that Rianne ten Haken is a "classic beauty," but she's a model and a successful one at that.

And when it comes to brows, she's got the goods.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Amy Adams, Redhead

We don't see enough redheads with good eyebrows, so we're sharing these two screen captures from the trailer for a new movie, something about a Miss Pettigrew, which co-stars Amy Adams.



A glamor shot, for the hell of it. Not related to the movie above:


Scroll-down fear factor: This person appears in the Pettigrew movie in some supporting role. There's such a thing as too much of a good thing! The subjective camera effect, with the actress staring into the lens, makes it even scarier. Boo!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Kellie Pickler

I think this Kellie Pickler is one of them there American Idols, but I don't know for sure. Anyway, we encourage the blondes (real or imagined) to work the dark brows. It's all you've got, ladies:


OK, OK. I take it back. She's got more than the brows.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Attention Feist: View This Video

As long as we have Leslie on the line from Nova Scotia, let's get her to manage those brows.

She can do it with this video from RiceBunny, aka Michelle Phan! Michelle appears to be the most popular person ever. She's not only an artist, she's taking over MySpace, Facebook, LinkedIn, the Ringling School (it's for artists, not clowns, ass clown), and the personal beauty space.

Make sure you turn up the sound!

[Leslie] Feist

The inexplicably popular performer from Canadia, Leslie Feist.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Anne Hathaway - The New One, Not the Old One

I have some doubt as to whether more than one person reading this blog knows that Anne Hathaway was Shakespeare's wife. Hell, you may not even be sure who Shakespeare was. But it doesn't matter, because there's a new Hathaway in town. Actress Anne Hathaway.

Yeah, that's right: the chick from The Princess Diaries.


Hollywood realized that we didn't need another Princess sequel. No; what we needed was a movie about Jane Austen. Thank god, we got one, just in time...Becoming Jane:


But that ain't right, even if the eyebrows are. I'm sorry, but there are things in life that must be set free. That's right, Anne. Set them free...