One of my absolute favourite photographers, Gian Paolo Barbieri, made this shoot with me for Italian Vogue, sometime early 70s. Not only did I do my own make up back then but also a lot of the styling. I`m sorry to not remember the stylist on this special shoot. I`m sorry to not have taken notes back then or to have a copy of the original magazine but I don`t. So I´ll just take it from there…and remember what I remember. I can read that the style is inspired by the Arabic and Beduin people and that the label is MOONs by stylist Judith Ulman. What I know is that I travelled a lot in the northern Arabic countries at that time and felt very much at home in that culture, with the calling for prayer from the minarets, the souks, the Atlas mountains and the people living there whom I spent a lot of time with and even lived with for a short while. I loved the way the women gathered together, the whole feminine culture and the way they supported each other. And the way they welcomed me in, cared for me and shared their songs and culture with me. Those trips coloured me a lot, they made a great impact on my life and future choices and also on my personal style. So for this shoot I added the touch of Mystery of the Bedouin by wearing the shawl on my head and the headband around it, a feminine Lawrence of Arabia. I would very much love to meet and work with Gian Paolo again! Really really love it!