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Jip & Janneke Make Up

Ok, this will be a short introduction to Dutch culture to all our foreign readers 😉

The most popular Dutch childeren’s book of all time is “Jip en Janneke” (pronounce: yip &  jen-nu-ku; well, at least something like that). The books are written in the fifties by Annie M.G. Smidt and beautifully illustrated by Fiep Westendorp.

 

Above: Janneke (left) and Jip (right).

Why all this information? Dutch store Hema has introduced Jip & Janneke make up for grown-ups: lip gloss, bronzer, eye shadow and nail polish. I’m not a big fan of  the colours, but the package is brilliant!

 

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The resurrection of the rosie cheekbones

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I’m loving the make up in the new Lanvin s/s09 ads shot by Steven Meisel.

Iselin Steiro is all rosie cheeked and looking like a perfect supermodel..circa 1988. It’s modeling as it was done by THE supermodels, including the make up and static glamour, i love it!

Reminicent of Roxy Music’s album covers(as written about by the lovely trashcangirl).. it’s an edgy type of glamour..the exadurated high cheekbones and jawline marked by a shiny pink blush, often paired with a blue eyeshadow For years it used to be regarded as very dated and cheesy and seemed to be almost forgotten by the fashion world. I NEVER was a fan of this look either but seeing the Lanvin ad’s it made me think that it’s not so bad when done this way..It’s just not a look to be pulled off in everday life, but in fashion it works perfectly!

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Starting in the late 1970s, the days of disco, the pink cheekbones went on to live a life of their own and went to live on in fashion history.

1970s;

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moving onto the 1980s they became softer..

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then by the 1990s they were slowly fading away..

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stay tuned to see what happens to them next.. 😉

sources: tfs, lj, paperpursuits, conde nast

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