What It's Like To Follow Beauty Advice From The '50s
One teenage girl finds out
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Cornell wrote advice on everything from hair to makeup to exercise. "Beautiful hair is about the most important thing a girl has," noted Cornell. And according to Cornell, it only needs to be washed once a week, but brushed 100 times a night (which yes, sounds insane).
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And exercising? Ms. Cornell advises women go for a "well-developed, well-proportioned figure, straight shoulders, small waist and hips, well-shaped legs and thin ankles, so you too can stand up -- smile and be proud." But nothing too strenuous, of course.
So after a week of '50s living, was Epstein sold on Cornell's way of life? "Although I wondered how this lifestyle could possibly make anyone more popular," she writes, "I did feel a lot more elegant, composed and energized by the end of the week." So all in all, not a total loss -- though we'd certainly miss our cell phones. [New York Post]