Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Helena Rubinstein, Style Icon

"There are no ugly women, just lazy ones."  ~ Helena Rubinstein

These photos of Rubinstein illustrate her belief.  She was a woman of great style with incredible taste in jewelry.  In fact, her collection of jewelry included pieces once owned by Catherine the Great.  The collection was said to have been worth $1 million in 1943.  That's about $13 million in today's dollar.  How I wish we could go back in time to the 1960s, when Rubinstein's estate was auctioned off.  I'd love to have seen that auction catalog!











6 comments:

Renée T. Bouchard said...

Love the quote. Love the jewelry. Great post!

Deja Pseu said...

These are stunning photos! A Grande Dame for sure.

RiAnge Creations. Ltd. said...

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Anonymous said...

These are very inspiring for a woman "of a certain age." Would love to see more if you come across them!

FairyFiligree said...

I never knew this beauty queen had such personal style. And her jewellery looks amazing. Do you know a good biography about her I could read?

Trudy Callan said...

She was such an elegant woman. I am in awe.

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