Career Girls. Jane Magazine, September/October 1997.
Original article appeared in the premiere issue of Jane in September/October 1997. Photos by François Nars, exploring the fantastic playground of childhood fantasy sprinkled with just a dash of adult role play.
Back when supermodel was two words, little girls saw their futures through somewhat narrow eyes. Here, François Nars and some of his girlfriends play with the question: What did you want to be when you grew up?
With a direct to Barcelona one day, then a stopover in Rome the next, time zones can take their toll on this face. My lifesaver is a cool slate blue that's easy to apply (e.g. Elizabeth Arden Smooth Lining Eye Pencil in Ice). François' note: In a depressing time of addictions, we rarely get the chance to see models just having fun. They had an incredible time acting out their childhood fantasies. Like Amber as a stewardess from the '60s. How great is that? It's too bad you don't see sweetness like this more often. I think it's adorable.
If you want the tips, you gotta smile, honey. A girl needs to know how to make the most of her assets. Shimmery blue, like Cover Girl Professional Eye Enhancers in Sterling Blue fries my eggs. Whips, forgot to cover the neck (that damned Frank). François' note: This is an original Howard Johnson's uniform that the stylist found - and Carolyn really got into the role. No comment about the hickey.
When you gotta gather the eggs, sometimes you just plumb forget your makeup! Heck, the great outdoors puts enough color in my cheeks. Clear gloss like Estée Lauder's Double Gloss in Wet Wet Rain is all I need. François' note: Stella had a favorite chicken growing up. So we found her this one and shot her with her new best friend.
Who says girls cain't ride the bronco? Or lasso a calf? Heck, I can brand a yearling with one hand tied behind my back. Get some dirt on me, but it don't matter. A long shower with Yardley of London Moisturizing Body Wash gets me fresh as a daisy. Like to keep my eyes kinda sultry, too. François note: This was Linda's "Raquel Welch" picture. We worked on that face for two hours - it's borderline drag queen. She loved looking so sexy. She said, "I'll show this to my kid one day when I get old!"
Something's wrong with this tale if seven short men follow me around and I have to be kissed by a stranger to find true happiness. (I'll keep them puckered anyway.) François Nars Lipstick in Red Lizard makes me the fairest! François' note: Shalom went through this Snow White obsession about a year ago when she kept putting bows in her hair. So I let her play it out and just made a naughty version of it.