A Very Thin Coat BODY PAINTING

February 13, 2004

In the long history of great art, painters have worked on many
surfaces--canvas, wet plaster, wood, even the wall of a cave. But
what finer canvas than the human body? Especially these bodies?
(Think of it as a moving tribute to trompe l'oeil.) Like all
great artists, makeup wizard Joanne Gair has many tools on her
table--paint, brushes and rags--but do you suppose Caravaggio
ever went through four Lady Bic razors in one sitting? And even
he would appreciate the verisimilitude here: These are
painstakingly exact copies of real suits, using only paint and
the occasional prop (a zipper here, a bow there), integrated so
well into the finished "painting" that you'll have to look
closely to spot it. But you don't mind looking closely, do you?

BODY PAINT & MAKEUP BY JOANNE GAIR FOR MERCURY ARTIST GROUP,
USING BODY ART COSMETICS BY REEL CREATIONS INC.

HAIR BY RICHARD KEOGH FOR TWI-NYC, USING REDKEN

ACCOMMODATIONS BY THE MOORINGS VILLAGE, ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA
For more information on The Moorings Village, see page 235.

COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN WHITE MARISA MILLER SWIMSUIT BY KARLA COLLETTO ($270) COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN WHITE BRIDGET HALLSWIMSUIT BY ROSA CHA BY AMIR SLAMA ($270) PENDANT BY KC DESIGNS ($335) COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN WHITE JESSICA WHITESWIMSUIT BY BECCA FOR REBECCA V. ($140) COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN WHITE NOEMIE LENOIR BOTTOM BY ROSA FERRER ($124 FOR SET) SHIRT BY ROSA FERRER ($110) COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN WHITE MELISSA KELLERSWIMSUIT BY AKUA BLU BY ROSEMARIE LOUCA ($118) COLOR PHOTO: PHOTOGRAPHS BY STEVEN WHITE; BODY PAINT BY JOANNE GAIR FOR MERCURY ARTIST GROUP, USING BODY ART COSMETICS BY REEL CREATIONS INC.; HAIR BY RICHARD KEOGH FOR TWI-NYC, USING REDKEN MARISA MILLER SWIMSUIT BY ROSA CHA BY AMIR SLAMA COLOR PHOTO: DIANE SMITH The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida Here's a perfect spot for checking out the 700 coconut palms onThe Moorings' grounds. COLOR PHOTO: STEVEN WHITE The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida Some people take their time getting dressed, but beat this: Ittook Marisa eight hours to put this suit on. COLOR PHOTO: STEVEN WHITE The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida The porch provides an ocean view, while the beach offers a greatview of the plantation owner's house. COLOR PHOTO: JOANNE GAIR The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida Kissing up to the photographer is no guarantee of a good shoot,but it doesn't hurt. COLOR PHOTO: DIANE SMITH The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida This rice hut from Bali is purely for show--you can look, butyou'd better not move in. COLOR PHOTO: DIANE SMITH The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida Hall monitor (and Moorings owner) Hubert Baudoin tests Bridget'shuggability. COLOR PHOTO: STEVEN WHITE The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida As dawn approaches, Joanne applies the finishing touches to herstill-wet masterpiece. COLOR PHOTO: STEVEN WHITE The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida Noemie was brushed up and ready to go after just seven hours ofbody painting. COLOR PHOTO The Moorings Village, Islamorada, Florida

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