Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lepère Prepares

Belgium's Anouck Lepère gets her runway on at Paris Fashion Week, 2004...and gets an eyebrow raised in the bargain:

Click her. She's huge in Brussels!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

And Now The News for Gangs

Yo yo yo! Blubrow is in da hizzouse with this story from the Associated Press. It's too stupid to even comment on, but here's an excerpt for your amusement:

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!

Vintage Model: Shaken, Not Stirred

This miss from the '50s or '60s looks like she either just woke up, or just had a tousling roll in the hay. Either way, her eyebrows are intact (along with other key features). No complaints:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Pretty in Pink: Alison Lohman

Just a quick Sunday visit with Alison Lohman, whom we've enjoyed here before:

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Murano on the Beach

We saw Caterina Murano last November, and here she is in green on the beach in Nice. With brown hair and fabulous eyebrows.

Nice way to start a Saturday.

Friday, April 25, 2008

A Reader Suggests: Red Bubble and Larry Varley

Artists sell their stuff on Red Bubble. One of those artists is Larry Varley, and eagle-eye Blubrow contributor PM once again contributes something of value to this blog: this photo of a model named Tec:

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

500 Years...Who Was Annette?

If you were a painter in the 19th century, it would be a good day at the gallery if the first painting you ever sold was bought by John Singer Sargent. That's how Paul César Helleu started his career.

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!).

Wallpaper: Jennifer Connelly

For the JC fans out there...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Fugitives and Terrorists: Pike vs. Zurer

We have extolled the virtues of pretty Rosamund Pike. She's now in a film called Fugitive Pieces. Here's a screen shot from the trailer:

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

Birth of Brows: Water Lilies

There's a new movie from nos amies françaises, and it stars the two young ladies seen on the poster below: Adèle Haenel (l) and Louise Blachère (r). The title in English is Water Lilies. Which is odd, since the original title (as seen below) is Naissance des Pieuvres.

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

Bras, Brows...Clowns?

There's a whole bunch of weird going on in this Maidenform bra ad from Found in Mom's Basement (newest addition to my blogroll, by the way).

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

Photographer Joseph Umbro

From the website of Joseph Umbro, who works a few miles from Los Angeles:

Don't make me explain everything! Just go there and check it out.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Madeline Zima Don't Need No Stinkin' Nanny

I almost don't know where to start with actress Madeline Zima. So I'll submit to the obvious and start with the eyebrows. I love them:

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

Love Potion Number? Nein!

The film Das Parfum (based on a book by Patrick Süskind) is kind of over-wrought, kind of nauseating, and kind of intense. It's about a guy with no personal odor and a superhuman sense of smell (go figure) who decides to make perfume by...well, look. You'll see it at some point.

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: Mollino

Here's the full quote from Italy's iconoclastic designer/photographer Carlo Mollino:
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.

Kurylenko, Kontinued

Uke Bond girl Olga Kurylenko continues to intrigue:

Monday, April 14, 2008

You Wish

Can you believe I'm posting this picture?

Here's the jump. Just scroll down.

Well why wouldn't I? She's got great eyebrows.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Erwin Olaf: Paradise Portraits

Dutchman Erwin Olaf knows about paradise and portraits, and here's the proof.

We know about eyebrows, and here's the proof.

Click on Saskia, Tabara, and Renee to see them in their hi-rez glory:

A Chip Willis Blonde


Right on!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Brows & Boobs, Part IV

Friday, people. Let's start the weekend off with fun. Let's start it off with "brows and boobs." An ongoing series from the world's fashion runways.

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

Folded in the Center

These mid-1950s Playboy centerfolds have "a lot going on." Including eyebrows.

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.

Massage + Eyebrows = Ahhhhh

Meanwhile at the spa...brunette brows get special treatment...

Lose the hoop earings, and we're in business.

I know, you think I'm massagynistic. At least I didn't make a joke about a facial.

Suicide Girl: Mixxxie

A well-browed young lady with interesting ink. Suicide Girl Mixxxie.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Insousciance: Model and Photographer

French artiste (oh la la!) Insousciance started out as a model (thank goodness) and then became a photographer (thank goodness).

Speaking of goodness, check her out, brows and all:

Now check out her site: Insousciance Photography.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Mom's Basement Offers Up Vintage Ad Brows

The web site Found in Mom's Basement has picked up a couple of ads we've featured here. I thought that the least I could do was return the favor to those fine folks — heck, they even credit their sources!

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.

The Eyebrows of Star Trek - Part III

The review of eyebrows from Roddenberry continues.

Dig the hairstyles too!

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Aeric Aegain

Remember the work of Aeric Meredith-Goujon?

I do. Here's one I really like.


Olya? Oh Yeah!

Olya Ivanisevic is a teenager from Serbia who you're going to see a lot more.

The brows in this editorial spread are heavily painted, but we like the look, overall.