The Beautiful People's Beauty Book

The Beautiful People's Beauty Book by Princess Luciana Pignatelli.

Vintage beauty advice cira 1971. A quirky beauty book with eccentric advice by Princess Luciana Pignatelli 'as told to' (aka ghostwritten by) Jeanne Molli. More great photos to be found in Charm and Poise's Flickr stream.

Advice includes 'The Homosexual Facial'
"The rage a few years ago with the chic Paris homosexuals is this: Take the white of one egg, a teaspoon of the best olive oil, beat, and apply for 20 minutes. Remove with hot face towel, lace trim optional." via refinery29. I haven't the slightest clue what makes that 'homosexual' but egg whites do make great face masks. Not sure about the olive oil mixed with it.

She also tells you how to get the "look and manner of the world's most attractive women," accompanied by odd beauty advice based on astrological signs...

Aries must have frequent dental check-ups.
Taurus should marry a man of means.
Gemini, often the face is too long or the nose is too long or big.
Cancer tends to be lazy about beauty and should be encouraged to make the effort.
Leo, if ambitions are not fulfilled, can have difficult menopause.
Virgo remains surprisingly youthful despite hypochondriac tendency.
Libra rarely gets fat.
Sagittarius is torn between bright, amusing men who are good talkers and her desire for a solid social position.
Scorpio is hypersexual and often attracted to men who are her inferiors.
Capricorn is always well turned-out and insists on quality in clothes.
Aquarius is often slightly neurotic and with fragile health.
Pisces, feet are the weak point and pedicures essential.
(via Cup of JO)


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