It reminded me of when I was about 19, in university, and a Janet Sartin counter opened at a fancy Ottawa store.
I had become infatuated with Janet Sartin (who opened her Madison Ave skin-care salon in 1945) via magazine ads that featured Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia and her actress daughter Catherine Oxenberg.
Rightly or wrongly, I thought that I might resemble the celebrity Miss C in the tiniest way and, as I already had a princess complex, wanted what the royals used on their perfect, regal skin.
|The author sans makeup, age 19 + 30|
|One of the ads that grabbed my attention|