my mom doesn’t know
i talked to my parents last night and was surprised when mom said she has no idea what i do in florida! it made me realize that i may blab a lot, but maybe not about what i’m actually up to with the biz. sooo, for starters, mom, these are the latest in our Helena line of lucite chairs and stools. They’re inspired Helena Rubenstein’s own collection and love of acrylic furniture (even her bed)! even tho lucite’s making a comeback, it’s been around for decades. take a look at our girl’s place in the 30’s:
and her new york apartment, shot for elle decor:
searching around led me to some other wonderful memoirs of her life, like this portrait
and art she collected
but it always leads back to paris, doesn’t it? this was shot by Richard Avedon in her apartment on Ile St Louis in Paris, 1947
ok, i’ve gone and opened a can of it now, take a look if you dare! so…we’re officially off the topic. it’s so easy to get lost so i’ll sign off now. have a great sunday!
ps i couldn’t resist looking one more time and found this photo: F.S. Lincoln captured a quiet moment in the garden of Helena Rubenstein’s Paris penthouse for the January 1938 House & Garden. The apartment on the Ile Saint-Louis overlooks the Seine, with a distant view of Notre Dame.
she was one grande dame!
and mom, the tables were for jonathan adler, my idol, and it’s been stressful to say the least. so just wish me luck!