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              Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
                

              Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitoussi, Michele

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              Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Creme de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life spanned nearly a century (she died in 1965 at the age of ninety-three) and three continents. She was banished by her family to Australia at age 24 for refusing to accept an arranged marriage and as a result, became a pioneer who reinvented beauty for modern times. Napoleon Perdis says that he is inspired by Helena. She really was a Polish modern day Scarlett O'Hara! This is the extraordinary story of the woman who created a cosmetic empire and gave it her name, of an entrepreneur who started with nothing except a belief in the strength of women. The eldest of eight girls in a poor Jewish Orthodox family, Helena was born in Krakow, Poland, in 1872. When she was banished to Australia her mother decided to slip a few pots of skin cream, made by a chemist friend of the family, into her daughter's suitcase. Barely two decades later, the cream her mother gave her had become the foundation of her fortune. Coleraine in Victoria, where her uncle was a shopkeeper, might have been an awful place but it did not lack for lanolin, the secret ingredient in Helena's creams. To disguise the sheep oil's pungent pong, Helena experimented with lavender, pine bark and water lilies. At the forefront of women's rights movements, Helena opened her first beauty institute in Collins Street, Melbourne in 1902, the year that women obtained the right to vote in Australia. Always ahead of her competitors (Arden, Factor, Revlon, Lauder), she developed marketing and advertising techniques that revolved around skin care and makeup, eventually opening beauty institutes in Australia, London, Paris, and New York. Using science to create cosmetics, she taught women all
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              ISBN 9780732293796
              Published AU 1 Apr 2012
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age 14+ years
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              Helena Rubinstein: The Adventure of Beauty

              Helena Rubinstein: The Adventure of Beauty (Hardback)

              By Fitoussi, Michele; Salmona, Paul; Spera, Danielle; Klein, Mason; Carron de la Carriere, Marie-Sophie

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              Helena Rubinstein's remarkable life--from the inception of her beauty empire to the legacy she left behind--is celebrated in this comprehensive book that retraces her inspiring story. Helena Rubinstein was the first to establish the link between beauty and science, at a time when... makeup was worn only by actresses and prostitutes. Progressive and a feminist, she made beauty accessible, using cosmetics as a means of emancipation. A daring pioneer, she founded a world-famous cosmetics empire with intelligence, courage, intuition, and business acumen. Her visionary marketing and publicity campaigns secured her brand's success, and she left behind one hundred branches in forty countries and 30,000 employees. Until the end of her life, the world's richest woman remained faithful to her humble Polish-Jewish roots and proud of her Yiddish accent. This illustrated biography recounts Rubinstein's life and legacy--the path to building her empire, her extensive art collection, her fascination with fashion and jewelry, and her groundbreaking achievements in launching the modern beauty revolution.
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              ISBN 9782080204028
              Released AU 1 Aug 2019
              Publisher Editions Flammarion
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              Un Bonheur Effroyable
               

              Un Bonheur Effroyable (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitoussi, Michele; Fitoussi, M.

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              ISBN 9782253141266
              Released AU 1 Apr 1997
              Publisher Livre de Poche
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Ldp Litterature
              Language (Spanish)
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              Helena Rubinstein
               

              Helena Rubinstein (Paperback)

              By Fitoussi, Michele

              • RRP: $41.50
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              ISBN 9782253163077
              Released AU 1 Feb 2012
              Publisher Le Livre de poche
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              Language (French)
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              Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty
               

              Helena Rubinstein: The Woman Who Invented Beauty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fitoussi, Michele; Translated by Bignold, Kate; Ramakrishnan Iyer, Lakshmi

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              Dressed by Chanel and Yves St Laurent, painted by Salvador Dali and Picasso and mingling with Colette and Proust, Helena Rubinstein not only enjoyed unbelievable success, but was also instrumental in empowering and liberating women. This is her story.

              ISBN 9781908313461
              Released AU 31 Jul 2014
              Publisher Gallic Books
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              Helena Rubeistein: The Women Who Invented Beauty
                

              Helena Rubeistein: The Women Who Invented Beauty (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By Fitoussi, Michele

              Long before SKII, La Prairie, or the coveted Cr me de la Mer, there was Helena Rubinstein. Your mother or grandmother probably used Helena Rubinstein creams or cosmetics once upon a time. But not that many people know about Helena's Australian connections. She was little known an...d has been virtually forgotten, but her extraordinary life span...
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              ISBN 9781459639560
              Released AU 14 May 2012
              Publisher Readhowyouwant
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              Series Read How You Want
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