HE’S ONLY HAPPY WHEN HE’S BENCH PRESSING HIS WEIGHT BENEATH THE SUN: BRATISLAVA

by flaunt

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Locomotiva, Bratislava. Photo: Lina Nyvltova.

HE’S ONLY HAPPY WHEN HE’S BENCH PRESSING HIS WEIGHT BENEATH THE SUN: BRATISLAVA

We went out and touched our toes, curled for the girls, did some tri's for the guys, and stretched our torsos long and lean—only to look up and discover our spotter had left us for the telly.

An hour a day workout in full corsetry on home equipment.

Raw veal juice

Several hours of walking

Long stretches of diet of fruit, sorbet and milk

Regular face masks of strawberries, honey and raw veal, hot olive oil baths and body wraps of seaweed, sand or hay.

Nightly ceremony of combing, brushing and massaging performed by gloved attendants who placed a white sheet on the floor to catch any stray hairs (subsequently catalogued and presented to the empress in a silver dish).

Fortnightly wash in egg yolks and cognac.

—Empress Elizabeth (‘Sissi’) of Austria