From Self’s “Notes to Self,” August:
This letter, from reader Nancy Lee of Huntingdon Valley,
Pennsylvania, is accompanied by a photo of Rebecca Romijn in full diving
regalia—is that a knife strapped to her thigh?—tugging an inflatable boat out
of the waves.
Hey, Nancy? We hate to shatter your illusions, but Rebecca Romijn didn’t actually dive into the ocean in
full makeup for this photo shoot. What
you see in Self is not an accurate representation of any kind of acquatic
activity, unless you consider standing knee-deep in the waves with a
photographer, makeup artist, stylist, and a dozen other people nearby to count
as an athletic endeavor.
Besides, if you’re going to covet something about the
model/actress’s appearance, is it really something as easily attainable as her
eyelashes? Apparently, Romijn’s glossy
lashes can be had with just a simple swipe of the $7 Revlon mascara Self
recommends. And never mind the specious
placement of a Revlon ad on the facing page. Really. We’re sure it’s just a
coincidence—you know, the same way Self just happened to capture Rebecca Romijn’s return from a deep-sea diving expedition on film.