People stared at the make-up on her face...
It seems that the world at large is finding it too painful to wait for 2002 when we can expect some sort of Ziggy V2. As recently reported on BowieNet, Mr Stardust's influence is all over the fashion world right now, but it looks like his influence is also being felt by those who understand the importance of make-up too. (No not you Rednik...A smudge of lip gloss, two blobs of rouge and eyeliner that looks like it was applied by a drunk don't really count!)
A couple of weeks back, The London Evening Standard's ES Magazine (September 1st) ran a front cover with a heavily made-up lass wearing gold lippy. Naturally this caught my eye as I hadn't seen many people wearing gold lipstick since Ziggy used it to compliment his gold forehead blob on the Aladdin Sane tour of '73. But on turning to the six-page special inside, it was apparent that my reference points weren't that far off:
"...Take Ziggy Stardust's glitter fest, mix it with Alexis Colby's feeling for blue eye shadow and you have make-up which is more fun than it has been for years..."
You will notice that the example above (click on image for larger version) has echoes of the Aladdin Sane lightning bolt make-up, but frankly that is where the similarities end. Ziggy wouldn't have been seen dead sporting such vulgar designs. };-)
Total Blam Blam - (European Correspondent)