The Martin Denny Babes' Collection: Exotica II

The strings of babes associated with Mr. Martin Denny won’t stop! Who are these lovely ladies? I’ve wanted to know for years. Anyways, now to capture the very modern look of the 1957 album Exotica II. By the way, what dumb artist decided to frame this picture like this. Why chop off her chin and leave all that extra space? Oh and I love her hair. Every time I see this album I get closer to chopping mine off. First, even out your skintone using a matte foundation such as Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse Foundation. Apply it with fingertips and buff with a buffer brush (a brush with a blunt bristles). Dab concealer such as Too Faced Absolutely Flawless Herbal Concealer where needed. Finish with a light dusting of Rimmel Stay Matte pressed Powder. I prefer to use a large fluffy brush with the pressed powders, but if you want to be really matte use the puff. This chick digs the thick brows look. Fill in your brows thickly with Bourjois Sourcil Precision Eyebrow Pencil and then brush brows the comb that is attached. Set with a clear mascara or brow gel like Tweezerman Brow Mousse. Dust a nude, matte eyeshadow like the lightest shades from the Physician’s Formula Matte Collection Eyeshadow Quad in Canyon Classics. Blend the darker, plummy brown into the crease with a heavy hand. Line eyes with L’Oreal Lineur Intense Liquid Eyeliner in Black Mica. This is a great product that is identical to Lancome’s Artliner. Wing the liquid liner out for a cat eyed effect. Line the lower lashline with the dark shade included in Canyon Classics Eyeshadow Quad, smudge with the sponge tip applicator included for a “smoky” look, slightly connecting to “cat eye” liquid liner on the top lashes. False eyeslashes anyone? Apply Andrea Mod Strip and adjust and trim as needed. Coat with tons of Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara in Black. Apply foundation or concealer over lips as a base. Line lips with Lancome Le Lipstique in Bronzelle. This is the best lipliner ever. Coat lips with the new Nars Lipstick shade in Mindgame a sheer warm – on the coral side- brown. Lightly dust Bare Escentuals bareMinerals Blush in Poppy, a peach brown. Curl hair so it is all flirty looking and you’ll be all ready to drink kamikazis and chill with the “exciting sounds of Martin Denny”.

Thanks to the tipster below I now know who this lovely lady is.

2 thoughts on “The Martin Denny Babes' Collection: Exotica II

  1. Her name is Sandy Warner, she’s the Martin Denny girl, at least from the 50s into the mid 60s. The chin is not chopped in the original LP artwork – but there’s still about 1 cm to the bottom edge. The extra room at around the big lettering is to create classy negative space.

  2. Oh Thank you! Yeah, I went downstairs to take a look at my LP cover, I have two of these because my husband and I never went through our records once we got married and had two collection fuse together. One is like this and the other doesn’t have her chin chopped.

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