Thursday, June 23, 2022



The Mandarin Make-Up

"She's a changed woman. From her glistening widow's peak to the subtle curve of her lips, the lady on the page is beginning something new.
Her skin has the clear, unmarred perfection of white porcelain.
Her eyebrows are plucked and pencilled to slender, winging arcs.
And her eyes have the deep-lashed, inpertinent slant of one of Lady Murasaki's classic Japanese princesses. These are the effects of the Mandarin make-up - a fashion that arrived, this autumn, in Paris on the great wave of Far Eastern influences."

Harper's Bazaar
December 1955
Photography: Avedon
Model: Dovima

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