Lauren Hutton's Brazil Diary
I arrive in the middle of the night in the port city of Manaus, after a 10- hour flight from Miami. Love these ferry towns, full of rough-and-tumble Paul Bunyan types. After a rest, I take a boat down the Amazon, the wildest river in the world, to see the kinds of plants I'm using in my makeup palette. I spot orchids, zillions of palm trees, lily pads. Black vultures soar overhead, and pink river dolphins play in the water below. Raindrops as big as tablespoons start falling.