Wednesday, March 09, 2016

I Love My Love with an L ... but we're just going to be friends

Hey internet! Guess what? Isabella Rosselini, who modeled for Lancôme from 1982 to 1994, has been invited back to be a Lancôme brand ambassador.

Isabella Rosselini at 30 in 1982, when she started modeling for Lancôme.

Yes, twenty years after having been dismissed for being too old, she's back. At the ripe old age of 63. People, that is even older than I am.

Can it be that Lancôme has finally figured it out? With Estee Lauder using Kendall Jenner, and Karl Lagerfeld doing photo shoots of 13-year-old Willow Smith, it's about fucking time for the big companies to get it. We old broads 1) spend money on makeup and skincare and 2) would prefer to see someone other than a 15 year old in the wrinkle creme ads.

Interestingly, Isabella seemed to figure out her signature style very early on. Short hair, red lips, understated eye makeup.

Sure, she wore the 1980s eyeshadow colors ... after all, Lancôme was trying to sell its seasonal collections.

But she stayed unbelievably faithful to what suited her.

Our Lady of the Red Lipstick

Rossellini with other Lancôme brand ambassadors: Lupita Nyong'o, Julia Roberts, Penelope Cruz, and Kate Winslet
Good call, Lancôme. Good call.


  1. Poppy .... I am so bloody fucking glad they figured it out too ....... I am so sick of seeing Little Girls trying to sell me face cream etc!!!!!!
    In the photo of the "Lancôme Ladies" ... Ms Rossellini out shone them all and she is the oldest !!! Way to go girlfriend!!! :)

  2. Luff her, so chic, so divine.

    Plus at 43 am sick of whippersnappers shilling wrinkles preventatives etc.


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