The book was certainly interesting. Strong business women that you have rarely heard of in the echelons of industry but their cosmetics spawned advertising,spa industry, branding, cosmetic bottling and packaging. I'm about as far away from that as can be, so this was a tedious read for me for book group. But by the 1930s, they were bitter rivals in New York, the rulers of dueling international beauty empires that would forever change the way women thought about cosmetics, salons, and wrinkles. During the 1940s, one of her horses entered the Kentucky Derby and won. Still, the brands they built, the stories they told about themselves and the products they made have faded.
Whenever one launched a successful product, the other sought to outdo her rival with a bigger success, and as soon as possible. I first heard of this book because it was made into a musical starring Patti Lupone. Half the time you didn't know if you were reading about Rubinstein or Arden. They were strikingly similar even when they never sat down to share any of their thoughts: Here is a little taste of the high social and cultural interactions that the women maintained. Florence Graham Becomes Miss Elizabeth Arden. In today's beauty industry, it's still Helena Rubinstein's world, and we are all just passing through. Behind the gloss and glamour lay obsession with business and rivalry with each other.
Their personal histories are perhaps more interesting than the business histories. And it would probably pain them both to know that they are being remembered together, as two women who produced all that makeup -- but never made up. A fascinating dual biography of the women who founded today's beauty industry They were both born in the nineteenth century in humble circumstances Helena Rubinstein in an orthodox Jewish household in Krakow, Poland, Elizabeth Arden on a farm outside Toronto. In the show, as in reality, her arch-rival Rubinstein knew that. Abstract: 'Lindy Woodhead's riveting and thoroughly researched biography of Rubinstein and Arden, is a work of chutzpah in its own right. I gave up halfway through. And in the show, as in reality, Arden knew that.
The Fabulous Fifties: Two Beauty Queens and the Man Who Would Be King. Their earlier lives and rise to the top of the beauty industry worldwide. Strong business women that you have rarely heard of in the echelons of industry but their cosmetics spawned advertising,spa industry, branding, cosmetic bottling and packaging. His long tenure as a local journalist includes stints at the Patriot Ledger, the Globe, and as the editor from 1968-1972 of Boston After Dark, a predecessor of the Boston Phoenix. The sharp eyes and pugnacious chin speak volumes, and so her best biographers may have been the artists who made her portraits. By the late 20's, Titus had his own imprint in Paris, which published ''Lady Chatterley's Lover'' in 1929. They achieved similar success and their lives were somewhat similar.
She was only concerned and aware about hers: Here are some pictures of Mme Rubinstein. It's like Elizabeth did this and then Helena did this. They were business competitors, and they never met. It shows insights into their rivalry which was so intense they were blinkered against threats from other competitors. The research is staggering - I loved all the detail about society and the arts in Paris, New York and London that so beautifully set our two heroines in context during such a long span of years - well done - it was a wonderful read. These were two amazing women.
But by the 1930s, they were bitter rivals in New York, the rulers of dueling international beauty empires that would forever change the way women thought about cosmetics, salons, and wrinkles. Fascinating This stunning look into the women who created a multi billion dollar industry is amazing. She died in 2007 at age 96. Here is a page where the author explains the similarities in both lives. She appropriated half my line.
Their personalities were very opposite. Lindy retired from fashion in 2000 to concentrate on writing; her first book, War Paint Virago , a biography of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, was published in 2003. Despite working for over six decades in the same business, these two geniuses never met face to face - until now. Her father was a peddler. Along the way, it offers an intriguing look at their personal idiosyncrasies Rubinstein collected art, Arden racehorses , their checkered marriages, and the rarefied social milieu in which they both traveled. They lived during the same years and dedicated their lives to the same business.
They changed the way we look at ourselves, built powerful businesses, and became two of the world's wealthiest women. They achieved similar success and their lives were somewhat similar. Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein were self-made millionaires before many American women had the right to vote. For more information and resources, please. One of the best books on marketing packaged as biography. Here are some examples of their ideas: This is an example of the standard stands that each used to sell their products.
Still, the brands they built, the stories they told about themselves and the products they made have faded. Это может быть выставочный образец или товар, бывший в употреблении и возвращенный в магазин. From Cecil Beaton to Graham Sutherland, these are collected to riveting and poignant effect in ''Over the Top,'' a visual memoir put together by her stepgranddaughter, the design editor Suzanne Slesin, and published last year. About the Show Premiere Date: March 2009 They were in the cosmetic industry, but they were more than that. I know the truth: She's Canadian! Feuding ones are better still. Arden took elocution lessons to erase her flat accent and found success by pampering New York society types.
Helena Rubenstein and Elizabeth Arden were the cosmetics queens for 6 decades. I think if you are in that business the details would be great. I can't really recommend it - it's not really a story I'm interested in reading about. The Fabulous Fifties: Two Beauty Queens and the Man Who Would Be King. The women are both business savvy, fashion-conscious, publicity-geared, and fabulously successful. She had a very good notion of her target customer, and it was a wealthy woman, who will never buy something inexpensive. Along the way, it offers an intriguing look at their personal idiosyncrasies Rubinstein collected art, Arden racehorses , their checkered marriages, and the rarefied social milieu in which they both traveled.