“Glamour is about creating illusion. I’m clearly all for the illusion, partially because I also love to strip it all away at times and reveal my vulnerability to those I want to. It’s not about hiding.”
“For primer, I use L’Oreal Revitalift Mircale Blur; it’s life a life-changing drugstore product with SPF 30. My favorite concealer is Cle de Peau; it’s totally worth the splurge. For powder, I use the M.A.C. Mineralize Skinfinish. I use my own red lipstick from my Art Deco line hat is out in Germany. It’s the one I wear the most. But it’s going away in June, so I’ll probably start using more of the Dior Rouge Dole Vita and Diorific Roulette Red. I also really like the M.A.C. Cherry lip pencil.”
“For liquid eyeliner, I use Blacktrack from M.A.C. or Guerlain Liquid Eyeliner. I fill my brows in with black powder. Then I love Diorshow Mascara, and I use Givenchy Phenomenon Eyes Mascara with the ball on the end, but just on my bottom lashes.”
“A fabulous coat makes it easy to be glamorous, in fact, sometimes I just throw a great coat and heels on, with nothing underneath to run out to the store. It feels sexy and any time I’ve been snapped by the paparazzi they always say how “put together” I am.”
The Chinese have invented just about everything, including the strip tease, says the Pekinese film star, Li Ling Ai.
Li Ling Ai, a visitor here, said in an interview that just as the Chinese invented gunpowder, but used it for firecrackers instead of weapons, they invented the strip tease — “but as an art instead of vulgar entertainment.”
“The essence of Chinese art is illusion. The Chinese strip dancer combines suggestion with extreme delicacy. She removes her clothing layer by layer, intriguingly, but never reaches the final shock of complete nudity. She ends her dance — artistically — in black lace underwear.