The past is the present

past present

I’m a bit of a sucker for limited editions, handcrafted items, vintage looking pieces and revisited past beauty elixirs. My love affair with talc, rice powder, vintage advertising, big brimmed hats, ’40-’50’s fashion is a long-lasting relationship I’ve recently come to extend to even motorbikes and watches. Yes, you know…

I literally go crazy for the smell of talc on my body, after a bath or a shower. Not to mention the feeling you’re purchasing a bite of history, when you’ve a Guerlain Meteorites metal case in your hands. Have you ever tasted one of the Marvis toothpaste for instance? Oh, they’re incredible in packaging, brand experience, flavors!

One of the beauty brands that best interprets the vintage looking make up is also Dior, with its timeless ladylike reds for both lips and nails. The one you see in the picture I posted belongs to my mom’s collection: she purchased it more than twenty years ago, but the polish is still liquid and usable! Incroyable!And she also kindly lent me her bottle of Givenchy III to shoot the photo. An other relic from the past, which looks so pretty! What’s inside is of course a bit ‘difficult’ to wear nowadays, but I find the bottle very very chic. Don’t you? I know it has been re-launched and re-designed since its first launch, but you know what? This version has a story and an inner poetry, that no actual version can mimic. I’m sorry. Mhm. Not that much, to be honest.Β  πŸ™‚

And you? Do you like/have any vintage or vintage-looking beauty products?

About Alessia

Communication consultant, PR, beauty and food blogger, marathon runner, not in this order
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6 Responses to The past is the present

  1. Yup! πŸ™‹me! I love me s retro/vintage packaging! Love Dior, love Charlotte Tilbury some old Chanel stuff… πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒΈxx

  2. avibrantday says:

    I couldn’t agree with you more, Alessia! These items are beautiful, and they all have rich stories. These stories and their vintage charm enhance our daily use of them. I love this post :o) On a side note, I was gabbing to my husband about blog this-and-that, and mentioned that your father is an opera singer. We’re both curious. Would you mind sharing who your father is? My husband lived in Italy for a year while he was in college (he took a year off and attended an art course). He loves Italy β€” the culture and food. :o)

  3. Alessia says:

    Hello Jacqueline, it’s always a great pleasure to read your comments. You’re right, some things are ‘timeless’ and powerful even nowadays…like granny’s recipes, old cars, books, art in general…and since you mentioned it, my father’s name is Dino Di Domenico. He sung a lot in the U.S. in the eighties: I remember when I was 4-5 years old he was involved in a series of productions at the Metropolitan of NY, as well as at the Carnegie Hall, not to mention other beautiful theatres and locations in Florida, Arizona, Texas among the others…If you give a look at Youtube for instance, you’ll even be able to hear his voice.
    Ah, the power of technology….

    Nice that you love Italy: it’s such a mine of nice things, which I still don’t know, although I live here. πŸ˜‰

  4. A lovely post Alessia, I agree with you about the beauty and a special charm the things from the past have. So you’re was an opera singer ..???! I’ll listen to the songs tomorrow as it’s past midnight but I am intrigued πŸ˜„ thanks for sharing !

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