AVN Book Club: Hello Gorgeous!

by - February 08, 2014

A Vintage Nerd
When I discovered this little book I knew that it would easily be one of my favorites. It's main focus is sharing beauty products and their advertisements from the 1940's to the 1960's. It is both immensely visually stimulating and also informative. Two things I love in a book!

The author, Rachel C. Weingarten writes a seven page introduction to her book. Seven pages that I just loved! Seriously, I have never read such a wonderful introduction before. You can tell that the author is passionate about her love beauty, how it is attained with products, and the force behind the product which places it in the hands of women-advertising.

There are five chapters in this book and each gives an informative synopsis to the topic at hand such as; The Scent of Beauty which focuses on perfumes. I appreciate reading a book that is preparing me for what I am about to see and learn. All the ads are amazing to look at and the author adds a special touch by including snippets of information on almost every page.

You won't be overloaded with either the images or the information-it is just the right amount I think. Best of all, you really get a grasp on the power of beauty products and the hold it has on women and why.
Hello Gorgeous
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This book is the sort of book I can go back to many times because I feel like I am taking a peak into the past. The author outdoes herself. It is a small book packed with big charm.

If you are interested in learning more about the history of beauty products in America I do believe this book is one you will enjoy greatly. You can find it on Amazon HERE.

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1 comments

  1. Oooh, this charming little title has been on my wishlist for a while now and having read your review (I flat out love a stellar introduction, too - it can make or break a book sometimes, IMO) will now be bumping it up even further near the top.

    ♥ Jessica

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