Ablaze with the colour of Leonard’s exclusive vegetable henna, imported from Persia, cold-wave permed with Wella Structurelle and set to frame the face. Palest skin smoothed by Barbara Daly with Angel Face Cameo All-in-One Make-Up, dusted with Translucent Light Fashion Compact, blushed with Soft Rose Blush & Gloss. Cutex Rosy Blinkers colours the eyes with Angel Face Sable Automatic Mascara. Lips shot with Cutex Wineberry Lipstick to match the iridescent Blueberry Schemer nails.
Silver flecked red blouse by Screaming Mimi, scarf by Woolworths.
Hair coloured by Daniel, permed by Sandra, styled by Celine, all at Leonard.
Gauguin got the message and in every island from Tonga to Tahiti, from Fiji to the Ile des Pins to Hawaii, his pictures come to life with beautiful girls in vivid sarongs, necks encircled with leis . . Here, Gil of Max Factor brings South Sea sun and warmth to the January ’72 face with Moisturized Nouveau Beige Whipped Creme Make-up, Honey Translucent Powder and Pinki Cake Rouge. Adds brilliance of hibiscus flowers to lips with Sunset Rose Lipstick and California Transparent Lip Gloss … and to the eyes with Clear Red Creme Rouge, lots of Transparent Lip Gloss, Grey Automatic Eye Pencil and Black Mascara Wand. Hair by John at Leonard, printed chiffon shawl by Saint Laurent Rive Gauche; earrings by Adrien Mann. Flowers by Pulbrook & Gould.
The whole point of gift-wrapping for Christmas is to make your presents look even more exciting, festive and beautiful than they actually are. Exactly the same principle applies to your face ; it should be packaged carefully for Christmas, in order that it may make a suitably scintillating impression at the festivities at which it is going to be found. And just as packaging for presents grows ever more ambitious year by year, so does it for faces ; no longer will a quick dollop of gold eyeshadow transform you into the belle of the ball. Your own personal Christmas packaging should be like the ones here, a dazzling combination of colour and shine…
Make-up was worked out by Richard Sharah, who’s a genius. “Get the foundation on smoothly,” he says, “and the rest’s easy.” Not totally true, but you know what he means. Hair was by Graham Breakwell from Schumi. He set what was basically a straight bob, with perm curlers, and made the model sleep in them. The result was a totally manageable mop of curls that lasted for days and could apparently be moulded into any shape at all. And the model was Marianne Desnaux, new to the game, and every bit of 15 years old. Her skin’s like a dream, and her recipe for keeping it so is alarmingly simple. “I go to bed early and wash it with soap and water.” But she also said she only wore make-up when she had to. There’s a moral there somewhere. Anyway, happy party going.
With the aid of a ballet dancer and delicately hand-coloured pictures, we stepped into the magical world of Russian ballet. recapturing the ethereal beauty and charm of ballet at its greatest … a world so unreal and yet so pleasing to recreate for a special occasion.