After a grueling month of traveling between London, Spain and Los Angeles for work (I am the Creative Director of Guirado Design and president of the Juan Antonio Guirado art estate) I was desperately in need of a little spa time and facial repair, or maintenance as I call it.
When I say grueling, it was really only one week that was hard core, during fashion week, as prior to that I had been in the ancient moorish town of Mojacar in Almeria, Spain, to attend a retrospective exhibition of my father’s work and meet my fathers closest friends.
As part of the estate history we are building it’s very important to interview apprentices and friends of the artist, and the Guirado estate team spent a wonderfully bohemian week in the little medieval town by the sea with my new found family eating paella, drinking wine and talking about art and the true meaning of life with a real life King of the gypsies, artists, philosophers and poets.
Fashion week revolved parting with beautiful creatures such as my fabulous PR Daniel Alexis, Sienna Miller’s stylist and David Beckham look-alike, Hynam Kendall, Matthew Williamson, Sophie Dahl, Sienna, Harry Amazonica, Saffron Sprackling from the 90s band Republica, Snow Patrol , Chris Pine etc…..drinking as much champagne as possible and trying to work out what the hell to wear to the shows and parties. I decided not to even bother competing with the young fashionistas and went for the rock chick look with biker jacket and boots or the LBD with vintage accessories, including a fabulous dog-tooth cape from the late 60s that my mother used to wear. It decided to piss down with rain all week after a British summer that competed with Los Angeles in temperature, so I was totally thrown as what to wear.
My own Guirado Design end of fashion week party was a great success as I transformed the rooftop of the Sanctum Soho Hotel into a Gypset themed Ibizan bar. The playlist of gypsy flamenco rumba mixed with cool 60s and 70s rock n roll that I had spent hours putting together worked its magic along with the sangria and spanish sparkling wine.
My stunning premier scarf collection hung suspended from invisible wires, and hundreds of fairy lights and tea candles lit up the covered roof terrace creating a gypsy camp atmosphere of which I think my father and even Keith Richards would approve.
I flew back to LA the following day and immediately booked in with my skins savior Dr Joe Cerni, at Forever Ageless Inc, based in Newport Beach CA. His botox is fantastic, painless and the price unbeatable at $7 per unit. I know a few friends who had terrible experiences with unqualified people freezing the wrong nerves and paralyzing their faces until it wore off and have sent them to Dr Joe where they have remained faithfully due to his genius work.
It’s really important for me to look as great as I can, as I am the ‘face’ of Guirado Design and represent not only the brand but also my late Father’s art estate. It’s hard, having been a top model and British TV celebrity, to get older and I intend to look as good as I can for as long as possible thanks to great genetics (thanks Mum) and great skin care. No woman should feel ashamed of admitting this or feel they have to hide the fact they look after themselves. They should be regarded as inspirational to younger women. It is not about just attracting men it is about empowering yourself by looking and feeling as good as you can. Quite simply, if you feel young then why not look young through very simple procedures that are quite simply 21st century skin care maintenance. With treatments like Pelleve, that heats the deep layers of your skin without damaging the top layer, causing the collagen in the skin to contract and tighten you don’t need to resort to surgery to have a tight face. This is perfect for sagging skin under the chin and around the eyes. I am booked in for this myself as I am aware of the signs of a drooping jawline which I will nip in the bud ASAP! Believe me if they had this back in the 60s there would be a lot less bad facelifts in the world! Dr. Joe also recommended a skin care range by Vivant that I am in love with. I have had so many compliments about my skin since I started using the peptides range a year ago. I am also testing a fabulous product VIVATIA by PrecisionMD. This advanced skin care system consists of a gentle cleanser, brightening complex and Active repair complex. The product comes in cans that dispense a mousse and you only apply a dime size amount to your forehead, cheeks and chin. After two weeks of rotating the products on consecutive nights to acclimatize my skin, I am now hardcore and using the full dosage. The intended results being a beautiful clear complexion free form dark spots and freckles and youthful and luminous skin….watch this space!
All I know is thanks to Dr Joe I am feeling ready for my next adventures, knowing I look 10 years younger than I am as proven by a 23-year-old at a fashion week party refusing to believe I was older than 27. Now that’s what I call maintenance!
Dr Joseph Cerni performs Laser skin resurfacing, diet and weight management: Hcg/HgH/testosterone, VI peels, spot peels ( $200-300) and face fillers ($350), Pelleve (face: $200, neck: $150, both $350). For more information and appointments please contact #949 553 0260. Forever Ageless, 4255 Martingale Way, suite C, Newport Beach, California 92660