Celebrating Nina Leen – Life Photographer


Exhibition of her surreal and glamorous world – New York art gallery Daniel Cooney Fine Art are launching a unique and I must say ‘overdue’ exhibition of that unique photographer Nina Leen – on March 26th which will run till May16th. Her often conceptual and surreal work should easily fetch the same attention of contemporary …

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French Eyes – Doe-eyed look takes world by storm in 1950


Move over Lipstick – Eye make-up is the big beauty news in 1950 – As the world bid farewell to the 1940s, Life Magazine looks at the new French import of the doe-eye or “L’oeil de biche” ( eye of a deer) make-up look of 1950 – WHEN word came from Paris earlier this year …

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1940s Fashion – A Most Glamorous Department Store


The Neiman Marcus  Department Store – 1940s Fashion.  The photos featured here were taken between 1939 and 1945 by Life photographers Nina Leen and Alfred Eisenstaedt and curated by the online Life Photo Archive “I dreamed all my life of the perfect store for women. Then I saw Neiman Marcus, and my dream came true.” …

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