13. Alpin and Dana in the loft making up, 1977
“You didn’t wear makeup at Taylor Camp,” explained Dana. “If you wore makeup, there was something wrong with you. You weren’t in touch with nature, you weren’t a hippie, you weren’t cool. So, me and Alpin were like the little trashy teenagers, free souls that had no idea what was in store for us.”
“I was nine years old when John took this picture of Dana and me,” added Alpin. “I developed really early. By the time I was eleven, I could dress in grown-up clothes, wear high heels, put up my hair, put on makeup and get into the bars and the discos, because the drinking age was eighteen. Dana and I really got into wearing our Candies and wearing makeup and getting into that whole fashion scene. We were beginning puberty and that’s something that young girls do whether it’s an African village or at the end of the road on Kauai, that’s when you start doing your body decorations, coming of age, the little women rituals.”
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