Inspiration From Gloria Vanderbilt

It’s been a while since I haven’t done one of these. Inspiration is everything to me.

A few months ago, I picked up a copy of The World of Gloria Vanderbilt, a book about this American lady, her paintings and life story which I highly recommend checking out. Being a huge Anderson Cooper fan is how I came to Gloria Vanderbilt, his beloved and inspirational mother. What hasn’t she achieved in life? She is an artist, perfumista, jean designer, mother, model for Harpers Bazaar and most of all a woman who has reinvented herself over and over (something I relate to very much). This dame also lived such tragedy and deep sorrows in her life from a young age, it is so refreshing to see a person be so full of zest at 88 years old. I urge you to watch her being interviewed by Anderson Cooper or read her book.

Because we are a beauty blog, I also want to bring attention to Ms Vanderbilt’s unique sense of style and her art. Photo credit Gloria Vanderbilt by Richard Avedon for Harper’s Bazaar, 1960’s via

Vidal Sassoon The Movie

It is not often that hair (and makeup professionals) are featured as the main characters in a film – cue in Vidal Sassoon The Movie: How One Man Changed the World with a Pair of Scissors. I, personally, can’t wait to see this, the story revolves around one of my favorite periods in hair/ makeup, the 196o’s. This decade brings photo memories of my mother and aunt N, they were all about the hair, cat eyes and wore with style.

Like many beauty professionals Sassoon started at the bottom and worked his way up, first having his own team and eventually his own salon.  I really liked the trailer, it is a rags to riches tale.  You can see it here.