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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Nivea Made Chic


Who knew a face cream could be so glamourous...


This ad series in Italian Vogue makes the cream look like La Mer...


I have to admit I love Nivea's vintage packaging. I bought two little blue tins in a Rome pharmacy. (They were much easier to pack than the stovetop milk steamer, the 20 wool shawls, and the tomato masher!)


Blogger Sofia said...

Black and White photos have this power:D Everything seems so much more interesting, like we can really capture the image. Colours can be a source of distraction.

Oh I'm rumbling:P

June 23, 2009 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Laura [What I Like] said...

I am absolutely dying for that dress!

June 23, 2009 at 1:45 PM  
Blogger Bunny, THE PARIS HOUSE said...

Wow, I now have a brand new appreciation and respect for Nivea products. I may head out to the pharmacy tomorrow to see whats new.

June 23, 2009 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Char said...

beautiful yes

June 23, 2009 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Lorna said...

I remember when Oil of Olay ads was a tiny square in a newspaper. Picture of a light pink bottle.

Look at it now.

June 23, 2009 at 3:06 PM  
Blogger bubblegarm said...

Looks amazing I agree!

June 23, 2009 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Josephine Tale Peddler said...

I often see older women with great skins and when I ask them their beauty secret they say 'Nivea' or 'Oil of Olay' and the other day somebody even suggested Vaseline!
Great adds. I do love the smell of Nivea. I feel like buying a tub myself now!

June 23, 2009 at 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The photographs you post up here make me reconsider fashion photography. I used to always brush it off as completely fake. But now I am seeing the truly artistic side of it all. Thank you for that.

June 23, 2009 at 7:07 PM  
Blogger Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i love it - good for nivea creating such a chic campaign! it looks so lovely.

June 23, 2009 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger marthalena said...

I love that you went to Italy and bought beauty products, shawls and a tomato masher! Will you be my friend?

June 23, 2009 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger AliceTo said...

I like the nivea cream too! Now it reminds me of my mother: it is the only beauty product she uses! And she has a beautiful skin! PS: there is no paraben inside.
If you want, have a look at my new blog (it's in french!)

June 23, 2009 at 11:58 PM  
Blogger STORY said...

My mother's best friend used Nivea, and she was absolutely beautiful well into old age.

June 24, 2009 at 6:43 AM  
Anonymous Cloe said...

These are wonderful images. Sometimes I think the combination of Italians and black and white could make a cabbage look chic.

June 24, 2009 at 7:06 AM  
Anonymous duet letterpress said...

i love the ruffly back in the first photos. dreamy.

June 24, 2009 at 7:22 AM  
Anonymous Tina Tarnoff said...

Gosh, those blue nivea tins. How that reminds me of my childhood. Nice.

June 24, 2009 at 10:34 PM  
Blogger Charlie said...

Love this campaign! The love the retro feel of the photos.

June 25, 2009 at 1:20 AM  
Blogger SophieKowalski said...

This shots are beutiful!
My grandmother uses always nivea cream from 50 years!
She has a wonderful skin!

June 25, 2009 at 6:16 AM  
Blogger TheBeautyFile said...

These are wonderful! I always love the photos you post! Have a wonderful weekend!

June 26, 2009 at 3:12 PM  

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