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Flower Power

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Back from the '70s, its...flower beards!
Posted By: patty | Date: Tue Jul 22, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Facial Hair, Hair and Hairstyling

The Woman With Don Martin Feet

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Original foto here.

It's number 46 in a slide show, and you'll have to click thru to reach it. But I think WUvies will enjoy the other shots of UK depravity as well.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jun 26, 2014 | Comments (6)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Comics, Europe, Natural Wonders, Feet

Snail Cream

You no longer need to let snails crawl across your face to stay looking young. Because Charmzone is now selling Snail Wrinkle Recover Cream (available from Amazon for $59.99 a jar), which it claims is the first cream formulated with concentrated filtrate of snail mucus. Just smear the snail mucus all over your face and enjoy the glow of youth. [via styleite.com]

Posted By: Alex | Date: Mon Apr 14, 2014 | Comments (11)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Cosmetics

Balayage au Cotton

The things people do for fashion.


The shop [Cinandre on 11 East 57th Street] has imported a young man named Yvan from the Carita salon in Paris to do what he calls a "balayage au cotton." Starting at the nape Yvan lifted out fine strands and applied a lightening paste with a thin brush. Instead of the usual foil wrapping, he tucked pieces of cotton wadding to support the strands in process and keep them from the rest of the hair.

When he was three-quarters through, he had used 1000 feet of cotton stripping and Miss Weston looked as though she were wearing an enormous white wig. [NY Times - Apr 1, 1974]

Via The Lively Morgue
Posted By: Alex | Date: Fri Nov 15, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, 1970's, Hair and Hairstyling

Crazy Pygmy—Hilarious Dancing



What day is not brightened by the inexplicable and thoughtlessly ridiculed antics of a small person?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Nov 01, 2013 | Comments (2)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Ethnic Groupings, Human Marvels, 1930's, Dance

“I Can’t Take a Boy with THAT Many Pimples!”

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My question: if this happened to Jack in 2013, could he launch a successful discrimination lawsuit?

Original ad here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Oct 08, 2013 | Comments (5)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Body, Work and Vocational Training, Advertising, 1930's
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