Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good

Read [Ruth Brandon Book] * Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, LOréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good Online ^ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free. Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, LOréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good Brandon’s gripping and sometimes disturbing story of gender, power, and politics stretches back from the darkest days of World War II, to the emergence of the modern fashion and makeup industries, with magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan and game-changing product lines such as Avon and Mary Kay. From acclaimed novelist and cultural historian Ruth Brandon comes a captivating dual biography of the legendary founders of the cosmetics industry, Helena Rubinstein and Eug&

Ugly Beauty: Helena Rubinstein, L'Oréal, and the Blemished History of Looking Good

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Rating : 4.95 (926 Votes)
Asin : 0061740403
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 304 Pages
Publish Date : 2017-12-17
Language : English

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Her timing was excellent: she struck at the moment when decent women, for the first time, were allowing themselves makeup and were willing to shop for it publicly. With wonderful attention to detail and real affection for her subjects, Brandon tells the story of Helena Rubinstein (1870–1965), a Polish Jew from a poor family with a small salon in Australia, who became the first woman tycoon and self-made millionaire. . The descriptions of Schueller's political scandals are fascinating, but the story shines when Brandon returns to Rubinstein, a stubborn, spir

"What is this book about?" according to Steve Harrison. This book has either no subject or too many.Its first chapter is a brief biography of Helena Rubinstein and her company. Ms. Brandon makes the point that she was an untutored but interesting character who made a fortune by marketing useless potions.The next chapter is a brief biography of Eugene Schueller and his company, L'Orea. "Compelling tale of the beauty industry" according to Deb Nam-Krane. The true subject of this book is the beauty industry itself- what we're really trying to buy, and what they're really selling. The author uses Helena Rubinstein and Eugene Schueller, two very different contemporaries to illustrate some of the divergent origins that have led to the paradoxes that are still being played out in the. Memoir or business text? Combining biographies of Helena Rubinstein and Eugene Schueller, Ugly Beauty is subtitled, Helena Rubinstein, L'Oreal, and the Blemished history of looking good.Starting off, the first chapters about Rubinstein are fascinating. This interesting and ambitious woman who grew up in the Krakow ghetto, moved to Australia where she ha

Brandon’s gripping and sometimes disturbing story of gender, power, and politics stretches back from the darkest days of World War II, to the emergence of the modern fashion and makeup industries, with magazines such as Vogue and Cosmopolitan and game-changing product lines such as Avon and Mary Kay. From acclaimed novelist and cultural historian Ruth Brandon comes a captivating dual biography of the legendary founders of the cosmetics industry, Helena Rubinstein and Eugène Schueller, creator of L’Oréal. . Ugly Beauty resonates as well with its implications for modern culture, as we enter an era when haute couture and cosmetology exer

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