For two days in a row, it took me 20 minutes to do my own makeup. I almost never do it without a twist. Continue Reading
Sandy Linter’s book, Makeup Wakeup, Revitalizing Your Look at Any Age, written with Lois Joy Johnson, award-winning journalist and founding beauty editor of MORE Magazine, is a great Holiday gift for you and your girlfriends. This book should be on every woman over 45’s makeup table because it’s a step-by-step, written and photo tutorial about more than just makeup.
The stunning photographs, taken by photographer, Michael Waring, shows Sandy applying makeup to barefaced supermodels like 1010ParkPlace’s own, Kim Alexis, who is featured on the cover.
Starting the week with good news for Pennsylvania. Christie Brinkley’s Bellissima Prosecco has arrived in your state! May you have a million reasons to celebrate with Bellissima! Thank you “Philadelphia Style” for the cover story. The issue is out now, but we did this photo shoot last summer, 2016. Every shot is so beautiful. Sandy Linter, makeup. Mitch Barry, hair. Continue Reading
Middle age kind of snuck up on me, and along the way I neglected to read the memo about thinning hair and eyebrows. One afternoon I was staring at my reflection in the mirror, wondering why everything seemed a bit… off. I looked like myself, only sparse and faded. Later I ran into a friend who’s a few years older. She looked so bright and awake. “I just had my lashes done,” she breathlessly informed me. “Don’t they look great!” She batted her eyes at me, and I had to agree she looked fabulous. Everything about her seemed more vibrant and intense. Of course you know what I did next…
After a 60-minute session that was surprisingly relaxing, I walked out of the salon with a full set of “permanent” eyelash extensions. Continue Reading
Loved working on the Monster Mash photo shoot. Albert Watson, photographer and starring Traci Lords. It was a graveyard smash! Hair by Kerry Warn, styling by Bill Mullen. Continue Reading
I’m reading Keith Richards’ book, LIFE. I’m into the chapter when Keith met Patti. Love this! They actually met at Studio 54 on her birthday in 1979. They’ve been together ever since. It’s a love story like no other. The book is awesome. I started with the hardcover, then it was too big to take with me, so I’m really getting into the softcover. Yes, I know I’m a little late…
Monica Lewinsky is a wonderful, sweet and natural girl. She came to Patrick’s (Demarchelier) studio all alone. At this time she was the most famous woman in NYC. Very calm and relaxed. She was a natural in front of the camera. Love Monica Lewenski. Continue Reading
Since the early 1970s, Sandy Linter’s run with the cool crowd by night, and by day worked with top designers, photographers and models to create the iconic makeup looks for the covers and fashion layouts in magazines like Vogue. As you might expect, Sandy has a treasure trove of photographs. Each week she’ll share her personal scrapbook and comments on 1010 Park Place, a little something she’s calling “Sandy’s Hot Flashes.” Some of her photographs are small Polaroids from the 70s and 80s, some are from magazines and others are recent. They all give us a peek into Sandy’s extraordinary life.
Sandy Linter’s a special talent who’s funny and beautiful and an expert when it comes to makeup, especially on women over 45. She has an enduring spirit, and she knows EVERYONE.
Recently I was at a party where a friend was taking pictures. She had a tip for us on how to pose for the photo. Stick your neck out slightly, and then tilt your head slightly down. Out and down were all I needed to hear. I gave it a try and actually liked the results.
It reminded me of the recent sequel to “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” When the mother and aunt were having their pictures taken, the aunt said, “I will hold your neck, you hold mine,” It was one of my favorite lines.
I’ve gathered some other tips from the pros on how to pose in pictures. Be sure to click on each link for additional tips.
When most of us think of the word “patina,” we think of the way time has caressed a building or a piece of metal, changing it’s character and often making the object more valuable. One of the things I knew I’d miss most when I sold my ranch earlier this year was the patina of the Little House’s 100-year-old, corrugated tin roof.
There’s something charming about the word “patina.” Wouldn’t it be great if we used patina to describe what happens to us as we age instead of “age spots” and “wrinkles?”