Cosmetic and Make - up Creators from 1900's

Cosmetic and Make - up 
Creators from 1900's

Helena Rubinstein (1870 Cracow / 1965 New-York) created her first Natural Beauty Cream in 1891 in her kitchen to treat Australian Ladies skins. Following the success of this beauty cream she decided to   

make her own brand and open her first shop in Melbourne in 1902.

She's invented the concept of the Beauty Institute putting a booth in her shop and introduced the concept of  " Skin types" !
She's also inventing Mascara and Waterproof Mascara !

With her American husband she moved to New York City, where she opened a cosmetics salon in 1915, the forerunner of a chain throughout the country. She had a serious rivalry with the other great lady of the cosmetics industry, Elizabeth Arden. 

Elizabeth Arden (Born Florence Nightingale Graham 1878 Ontario /1966 New-York) introduced modern eye makeup to North America. 
She's also introduced the concept of the "makeover" in her salons, foundations matching with skin tones, "Total Look" colors matched between lipstick, blush and nail polish and a lot of skin care innovations. She also pioneered  musical exercises based on yoga !

She started a fashion business in 1943 with designers like Oscar de la Renta.

She began expanding worldwide in 1915 opening salons across the world.  

Both Ladies Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein formed ones of the world’s first cosmetic companies at the period of time !

Pink Paris Vanity Case - Cupcake - Padded Pouch - Handmade - Bow - French Fabric - Pastries - Bonbons - Scriptures - Beaded Purple Button

and Men's Vanity Case- Toiletry Bag 
with a Bamboo Yarn handle

Men's Toiletry Bag

Men's Vanity Case - Handmade- Red Brick Green Stripes- Fall Ipad Case - Padded Pouch- French - Bamboo Yarn Cord - Wood Spinning Wheel Button


Semi -Precious Buttons : Hematite Buttons

Semi -Precious Buttons : Hematite Buttons

7 Hematite Buttons like the 7 Chakras along the dorsal spine !

Hematite was very popular during the Victorian Era that is to say mainly between 1830 and 1910. This semi- precious stone is an Iron Oxyd and makes red powder. Stone therapy tells us that Hematite is supposed to help in case of some blood circulation disorder. The stone is related to the Hindu's 1st Chakra and linked to the Earth. Hematite should be a relaxing stone bringing patience !
So please enjoy these few vintage Hematite buttons that you can find in my shops :


French Accessories from 1920's

French Accessories from 1920's

During the 1920's fashion accessories were a lot more than nowadays :   belts, brooches, buckles, all kind of costume jewelries, shoe clips, hair clips, hat pins, scarfs, shawls and so on.

I've pictured a few sun umbrellas and women shoes to show you here below :

Sun Flower Umbrellas

Designed Sun Umbrellas

Blossom Flowers  Sun Umbrellas

1920's Shoes

(source EVE newspaper from 1920's)

Antique French Accessories on :