When the September fashion magazines hit the newstands, I get this urge to change my makeup. It's still summer, of course. But I'm starting to think fall.
The thing is, just as my wardrobe is not ready for a silk dress with a long purple cashmere cardigan, striped hose, and black patent leather peep-toe mary janes, so my face is not ready for full-on cold weather makeup. I'm not ready for real foundation, powder, and lipstick. It's too heavy and serious and done looking.
It is August, so time for the newspapers and news programmes to be full of surveys – news, generally, being a bit thin on the ground – covering the spurious, the obvious, and the curious. The latest survey suggests that most office staff would like a tea break – even more, they want the tea trolley back http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6947212.stm. Complete, presumably, with the tea lady? (It was always a tea lady.)