Category: blue eyeshadow

David Bowie, 1973, by Mick Rock, on the set of the video that Rock directed for 1971′s “Life on Mars?” Blue eyeshadow ftw

Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones, July 24, 1972, New York City, Madison Square Garden, by Bob Gruen

Rush, 1977, by Fin Costello. Blue eyeshadow ftw!

Stevie Nicks, Fleetwood Mac, 1975, by Fin Costello. Invalidating your arguments with her bangs for over 40 years.


Life On Mars? 2016

From Mick Rock’s 1973 video for the 1971 classic Hunky Dory track

Lita Ford, The Runaways,  via


Kate Bush in December 1979.



Pointer Sisters London, England 1973 © Mick Rock, 1973

Rush, 1977, by Fin Costello. Blue eyeshadow ftw!

David Bowie & Twiggy, from the cover shoot for Bowie’s Pin Ups, 1973, by Justin de Villeneuve.

“[Twiggy and I] met Bowie a few times socially, and he mentioned that he wanted to be the first man on the cover of Vogue. I called them to suggest this, with Twiggy, of course, and after a bit of a hoo-ha, they agreed.

Bowie was working on Pin Ups in Paris, so we flew there to do the shoot. When Twigs and Bowie were together and lit up, I looked through the viewfinder and realised that David was pure white, whereas Twiggy was tanned from a holiday in Bermuda. There was a moment of panic because I knew it would look bizarre; but the makeup artist suggested drawing masks on them, and this worked out even better.

I remember distinctly that I’d got it with the first shot. It was too good to be true. 

When I showed Bowie the test Polaroids, he asked if he could use it for the Pin Ups record sleeve. I said: ‘I don’t think so, since this is for Vogue. How many albums do you think you will sell?’ ‘A million,’ he replied. ‘This is your next album cover!’ I said. When I got back to London and told Vogue, they never spoke to me again.”