When I was first inspired to write The World’s Best-
Kept Beauty Secrets, it was because I had gathered
years of interviews, tips, and important information
as a model, trainer, and fashion and beauty journalist.
Although I had the opportunity to share this
information in my TV and radio work as well as in
ongoing speaking engagements, I wanted to document
this information in a permanent location
accessible to anyone and everyone who aspired to
look and feel better about themselves without
spending a lot of time or money....
In the traditional folktale of "Sleeping Beauty," the spell cast upon the lovely young princess and everyone in her castle can only be broken by the kiss of a Prince. It is an ancient story, one that originally emerged from and still deeply disturbs the mind's unconscious. Now Anne Rice, writing as A.N. Roquelaure, retells the Beauty story and probes the unspoken implications of this lush, suggestive tale by exploring its undeniable connection to sexual desire. Here the Prince awakens Beauty, not with a kiss, but with sexual initiation....
The forms are abstract, yet we see a living being present. He looks up expectantly and
somewhat fearfully as his eyes are surrounded in a blue mask-like form, with wide black bands
above forming the eyebrows. The eyes are beautifully, sensitively carved and seem to emerge
from the soft flesh of the lids which have a very sharp, exact edge.
Why does he have this disagreeable expression? He does not like the world—has too