For years I have collected beauty books; the good, the bad and the ugly of what we consider to be attractive.  I love a how-to beauty book and study them often.  Its such a surprise that more people don’t go back to the 70s’/80s’ to find out ways to do it better by some of the best.  I tell everyone that if you haven’t studied Way Bandy, that you have a lot more to learn about the business of beauty.

Ok, so The book Blondes: A History from Their Earliest Roots, by Paula Yates is not a how-to book, BUT it is an educational and fun historical perspective of some golden haired beauties that have led the way.  Keep in mind this was released in September 1984, by a real fashion icon and lover of all things rock and roll.

Paula was born in 1959 and passed away far too early in 2000. She is best known for her work on the UK TV shows, The Tube and The Big Breakfast.  She also married Bob Geldof of The Boomtown Rats and had 3 children with him; Fifi Trixibelle Geldof, Peaches Honeyblossom, Little Pixie Geldof.  In addition she had a child with Michael Hutchence of INXS, named Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily.

Paula was someone who loved being a character and being adored. I like to remember her for her quirky sense of style.

Take it from Paula, she knew about being a risk taker and a bottle blond.  Two things I admire.

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