Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Specially groomed eyebrows a headache at Oregon high school
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A Portland high school is raising eyebrows with its brow grooming policy: shave 'em or go home.
Some students at Centennial High School have shaved vertical lines into their eyebrows in a trend recently made popular by hip-hop star Soulja Boy. School officials say the mark looks like a gang symbol.
Centennial administrators are telling students with the lines that they can't return to school until they shave their eyebrows off. Assistant Principal Mark Porterfield said the students are not suspended, but they are not allowed in school until they cooperate..."
Scroll-down comment even though I said I wouldn't comment: I think the school district should worry more about stuff going on in these photos, taken at Centennial High. Go Eagles!
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Saturday, April 26, 2008
Friday, April 25, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
We've already seen two examples of eyebrows in art history via the video 500 Years of Women in Art. Below is a pastel by Helleu, featured about two minutes into the montage. It dates from 1909, and the sitter certainly has some fine brows.
As nice as it is, my absolute favorite Helleu is another pastel called Portrait of Annette, wearing a white hat. This woman's pretty face is portrayed with a sensitivity and care that makes you just smile. Isn't she fine?
Here's a detail. Don't forget to always click so you can enjoy images full size:
Scroll-down sloppy provenance work: The Richard Green Gallery says this is inscribed "A Mme Annette Helleu." It's possible that this is what the inscription says. But the gallery also says that the sitter is "Mrs. Miles Bingham." So maybe Miles Bingham married a woman named Annette, but in that case, her name wouldn't be "Mme Annette Helleu." Helleu himself married Alice Guerin. I squinted at the signature in the Green Gallery's hi-rez image, and I think the name "Helleu" is just there as the artist's signature. Not the sitter's name.
If any detectives out there want to find out whether Miles Bingham's wife was named Annette, let me know how it goes. Here's a clue: her uncle was Lord Duveen (the Elginist!).
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
There appears to be no reason to see this film, really – no filmic reason, at least – but if you like your brows on the big screen, you have another motivation in this case. The film also includes Israeli actress Ayelet Zurer:
Scroll-down damnation with faint praise: A blogger on all things Israeli celeb declares Zurer to be "the hot terrorist from Vantage Point."
Monday, April 21, 2008
I'm pretty sure that means Birth of Octopi.
Scroll-down review of the movie, which I haven't seen: As far as I can tell from reviews and clips, the plot goes like this:
The impossibility of being a bored French teenage girl with raging hormones combines with jealousy to create an opportunity for redemption. Either that, or something about synchronized swimming. Or water lilies. Or octopi.
Sunday, April 20, 2008
In the ad copy, this "Circe of the Circus" says something about the clowns appreciating her curves. Thing is, these vintage iron-clad bras turned any curves into cones, Chansonette fabric or not. Call me modern, but that looks like a lot of fabric for a petite cutie wearing a 32A.
We still like the brows though. And as a bonus for the truly perverse, check out the brows on that clown! That earns this posting a fetish tag.
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Some of you won't recognize her. That would be because you're too cheap to get cable TV, too young to have watched The Nanny (lucky devils, you), and too smart to have seen the Hilary Duff vehicle A Cinderella Story.
So what's that about cable TV? Well Ms. Zima plays a promiscuous 16-year old, Mia Lewis, seen in these multiple screen captures from the Showtime series Californication. But she was at least 21 when it was filmed so it's all good:
Scroll-down feeling of discomfort: I know what the super-jaded are thinking as they view this: "Big deal, I can see nekkid tatas all over the intertubes." This is where context comes in. If you remember the early seasons of The Nanny, you still have this image of Zima in your mind:
My, how Gracie has changed.
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Meanwhile, dig the brows on the wallpaper.
Scroll-down proof that movie people need advice from me: The full version of the film title is Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Gee, don't give away the plot or anything.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Everything is permissible, as long as it is fantastic.Word! You know what's fantastic? This photo, taken by Mollino:
Do a little googling on Mollino if you have time. His background, career and work are all fascinating stuff.
God, I love this photo.
Monday, April 14, 2008
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Here's Italiana Bianca Balti:
Meanwhile, at Blumarine...:
And finally, from Chanel:
Scroll-down hope for high school dropouts: Bianca Balti's modeling career started when she was discovered working in a supermarket.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Here's Miss January 1956, Lily Turner, evidently engaged on the losing end of a strip-backgammon game:
In November of '56 Betty Blue had a smoke. You might think the weird thing is that she's wearing just a bed sheet. But I think it's weirder that she's accepting a light from an off-camera guy with very dirty hands. Maybe it's Jake Peavy.
By the way, we are pretty sure this is not the Betty Blue who freaks out in that French art film.
July 1955, Janet Pilgrim was showing off again (the answer to that trivia question about three-time centerfolds):
Unfair of her to make the butler stand in the corner back there.
Tuesday, April 8, 2008
Speaking of goodness, check her out, brows and all:
Now check out her site: Insousciance Photography.
Monday, April 7, 2008
So here's a Valentino Boutique ad circa 1991 that I like for obvious eyebrow-related reasons.
Click the sucker. It's a big image.