Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Mandatory Lipstick

Some buttons are essential. Here's one of them. Commonly mistaken for a bullet, this is a lipstick toggle in cherry-red Bakelite (positioned next to a photo of Coco Chanel). I say this about very few buttons, but this is one of the sought-after necessities to get if you collect Bakelite. A must-have for enthusiasts of vintage plastic, this art deco cylinder is a crucial smooch from the Roaring Twenties.

"Oh, innocent victims of Cupid,
Remember this terse little verse;
To let a fool kiss you is stupid,
To let a kiss fool you is worse."
Yip Harburg
Love always,
Sherbert McGee 

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