Monday, May 5, 2008

Vintage Covers: Interview Magazine 12/72 Andy Warhol and Naomi Sims

The American Society of Fashion Editors voted this cover as one of the "40 Greatest Magazine Covers of the Past 40 Years" back in 2005.

Naomi Sims was a popular model before I started consuming fashion magazines so I don't know much about her. I will share however, that her skincare line was among the first department store skin care products that I ever purchased.

I recall being stunned as a high school student to discover it being carried by Nordstrom. The saleslady didn't even get half-way through her spiel before I agreed to purchase the kit. It cost me a whopping $65 which was a lot considering that The Colonel only paid something like $3.15/hr at the fried chicken emporium that was my after school job.

I can't remember it doing anything miraculous to my skin but I sure felt sophisticated using her products when I went away to college. You couldn't talk to me when I was in the mirror rubbing that potion into my fat cheeks, because I was the shit.

I wonder if they're even still making that stuff...

ETA: It is still being made

2 comments:

Jon Kemp said...

Brigitte you are still "the shit!" Is that nice enough for ya?

y.f. dubble said...

great post. what a loss she was an amazing woman that paved a way for models and the viewing public alike...