Inspirations: Gabrielle Reece, Mariel Hemingway, Gabriela Sabatini, Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Delicate Features: Play up your fine features with soft makeup (pastel tones, apricots, and baby pinks all work well). Eyebrows should be equally fine. Don’t use harsh or high-contrast to define eye, brow, or mouth.
Inspirations: Babe Paley, Mia Farrow, Kate Moss, Michelle Pfeiffer, Audrey Hepburn, Twiggy.


To cope with this place – this place where we worked like mules, like slaves – we drank and this rounded the edges of our lives and made everything that much more tolerable. A grim day, dirty and hard and blazing hot, beasted by the mate, screamed at by the captain, bullied by the bosun, jeered at by the crew, humiliated by the officers, became an altogether different place when we were on the outside of half a dozen Tiger beers. It became not just tolerable but. a place where we wanted to be, a place of deep and binding camaraderie. When we sat in the bar drinking until early into the morning, those of us left who were left at the end – me aged 17, the captain at 58, Sparks at 35 – we would be bonded, not as friends, not as ‘ignore-the-rank’ buddies; we were just bonded beyond the barriers of age, because we lived an extreme life that few people ashore would understand – and because of that we were close. I did not like all the people I sailed with but I always felt closer to them than I would have felt with friends of my own age from my earlier life. People of different ages and disparate backgrounds would go ashore as drinking companions, as if it were the most natural thing. Drink could cause a sudden flare up, which sometimes tipped over into violence. People fell out a lot through drink, although it was generally forgotten the next day – unless there had been a major humiliation or if someone was showing visible injuries. The bar was the place to be; the place we all gravitated to when we were in between working, sleeping and eating.

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