She was going out with a young gentleman who treated her extremely well and spoiled her with many gifts. He took her to some great places, like Danny La Rue's private club in Hanover Square. This was in 1967, her platinum blonde hair swept up off her face in a chignon with a hair piece coiffed at the back. Her made up face and false eyelashes. She would never be seen without her mask to hide behind. He had bought her a beautiful long
flowing chiffon gown; in a pretty pale pink colour. She felt so Elegant that evening like Jean Harlow the movie star from the thirties. The girl Diana in the photo had started working at Sopers and had invited her on blind date and this is where she met this gentleman. He was very wealthy and knew all the right people and drove a Bentley and seemed to be infatuated with her. He saw her shyness and wanted to protect her and buy her nice things, she was his eye candy and he never came on to her, he respected she wasn't ready. She'd only had one another boyfriend before, Colin was his name. He had gone to college, he had a look of Brian Jones in the Rolling Stones and had the same hair cut and blonde hair. Their relationship didn't last long, she wouldn't give out and he got frustrated but they parted as friends.
Another time he took her to Chelsea to a boutique and brought her a whole new outfit and even white vinyl go-go boots. When they left, with her whole new look, went off for lunch and walking down the street she was upset because an American couple remarked how skinny she was, they were not discrete that's for sure. Such a sensitive young lady about her looks being bullied and called Olive Oyl by the boys at school and hated her legs because of all that bulling. Isn't it funny how things can be imprinted in your mind and you believe what you are told and can stay with you in your subconscious. She looks back and can see how beautiful she was but unfortunately our experiences can cloud our judgment.
She remembers going to the races~Ascot with him and then off for dinner it was quite spectacular and overwhelming sitting with these posh people at a large long table. The gentleman who sat down beside her, spoke like he had a plum in his mouth as her mom would say. It was like the movie My Fair Lady sitting there with the elite and eating food she had never had before. What fork, what utensils does she use? And waiting and watching what the other ladies were doing. She was very good at observing and studying that how she learned
to fit in by becoming a chameleon. She was told she should be in movies having that glamorous look of hers and her looks were compared to some sex symbols. Her mom was right being good looking did expose her to some great experiences but also some that were not as a lot of attractive women can tell you...........
Bought her whole new outfit
and took her out for Lunch
Private Club 1967