Posts Tagged ‘Art’

The banality of Hillary Clinton

Somebody imagines a New Yorker cover:


Note that the “genius” designer spelled Margaret Mead incorrectly. And Dian Fossey.

See if you can find any other errors …


Beata Beatrix

A fashion photo:


“Beata Beatrix” by Dante Gabriel Rossetti:


Lime Crime

Lime Crime make this beautiful lipstick, Cheap Thrill:


The company is associated with various questionable practices, including using an unsafe ingredient in another one of its shades:

“Specifically, according to your product label, Velvetines Liquid Matte Lipstick (red velvet) contains ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines, which are only permitted for use in coloring externally applied cosmetics as prescribed in 21 CFR § 73.2299 and 21 CFR § 73.2725, respectively. Under 21 CFR § 70.3(v) “[t]he terms externally applied drugs and externally applied cosmetics mean drugs or cosmetics applied only to external parts of the body and not to the lips or any body surface covered by mucous membrane.” These color additives therefore may not be used in cosmetic lip products, because such use is not in conformity with the regulations that provide for the use of these additives. Alternatively, if your product does not contain ferric ferrocyanide and ultramarines, your product is misbranded under Section 602(a) of the Act [21 U.S.C. § 362(a)] because its labeling is false.”

More on this rose gold lipstick.



The unattractiveness of haughty women


I don’t find the above image attractive. She is quite literally sticking her nose in the air. I understand that haughty, arrogant women have sometimes been in fashion. Even as far back as the fin de siècle there was the femme fatale (Gustav Klimt’s Judith):


Some men, in the right mood, may be turned on by domineering, queenly women. But I can’t see this as a healthy impulse. And it is not as if modern women have much to be proud about.


Hypergamy in one image



Many romance novels for women have this theme – the social dominance of the man. It helps if he is a doctor or very rich or both. Making him Greek gives him licence to behave more passionately of course. My most amusing title I ever saw on sale was something like “The Billionaire Doctor”.

How women can win at chess


(Photographer: Ruslan Lobanov)

The punishment of Eve?