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!