Dreamy Vanities - Into The Gloss

Dreamy Vanities

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Courtney Love photographed by Emily Weiss
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Garance Doré by photographed Emily Weiss
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Robbie Myers by Emily Weiss
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Miranda Kerr by Emily Weiss
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Dita Von Tesse by Emily Weiss

The vanity table as we know it today dates back to 17th-century Europe, I recently learned thanks to an awesome exhibition at the Met (Metropolitan Vanities: The History of the Dressing Table). While there's sometimes a fine line between desk and dressing table, they're best appreciated when not used to multitask, but as a place of indulgence, even if your grooming routine takes all of five minutes. Hollywood's Golden Age beauties didn't rush brushing their hair, moisturizing, or applying perfume. For me, sitting at a vanity seems to evoke that time, but will bring alive whatever your ideal glamour era may be. Sit back and time travel through a roundup of gorgeous vanities from ITG.

—Katherine Cotter

Katherine Cotter is an NYC-based home and garden consultant.

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  • http://www.bowtiesandcaviar.com Bowties

    Maybe one day I'll have a large enough space to have a beautiful vanity. till then I'll settle for doing my makeup and hair in the bathroom :-/ These are all gorgeous. Things like this give me interior design envy :-) the other week I fully rearranged all of the furniture in one of the rooms of our condo. Not the same but the change is enough to keep me happy for a while :-)

    xoxo

  • lucky

    I share a 500 sq ft apartment with my husband but we managed to dedicate a small corner to my vanity. In both senses of the term I guess…...

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