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Extreme Primping: The Woman Who Took 72 Hours to Prepare for a Date

How long does it take you to get ready for a date? For Lián Amaris Sifuentes, primping took 72 hours. Now, before you think she must be the highest-maintenance woman in the world, I'll let you in on what she's doing. The New York artist just finished a piece called “Fashionably Late for the Relationship,” in which she slowly did all the normal things you'd do before a date (brushing her hair, applying makeup, spraying fragrance, and so on) on camera. The video will be sped up so that her movements seem done in real-time as the world zips by around her (kind of like a less manic, more arty version of Madonna's "Ray of Light" video, I suppose).

Seventy-two hours seems extreme, and it's clearly being done for the sake of art. Then again, don't some of us get bikini waxes a week before going to the beach, or a facial a few days before a big event? What's the longest you've taken to get ready for a date?

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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 10 years
I've started prepping 72 hours before a date by getting a cut and color. I didn't spend the entire time getting ready though.
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
2 hours is the absolute longest for like prom or something. Ii usually 1 hour - shower makeup and all!
Sourire54 Sourire54 10 years
Oh man, I agree with some of those comments. The longest it's taken me to get ready was also on my wedding day and I only spent 3 hours. A normal day for me is 45 minutes, though if I'm in slow-mo, it's like an hour or an hour and fifteen. I'm a new MAC convert and so sometimes I just kill time playing with my new goodies. :)
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 10 years
Hour max!!!
mwmsjuly19 mwmsjuly19 10 years
Artists think of things I NEVER would...
partysugar partysugar 10 years
I can't wait to see the video!
mlen mlen 10 years
on a normal date it'd take me about an hour. but i agree with a couple people above that for a big date i've started preparing days ahead of time by getting a mani and pedi, or planning my hair cut for a day or two before it. sometimes its just fun to have all that prep time and anticipation! but if i got asked out on a date tonight, give me an hour to shower and dry my hair and apply some makeup and i'd be good to go!
lilv lilv 10 years
a good hour probably it takes depending on how long i want to stay in the shower.
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 10 years
An hour is max... to get ready
SparklinSeahorSe SparklinSeahorSe 10 years
on average it takes me about an hour an a half to two hours to get ready, depending on how much makeup i wear, how long of a shower i take (they're usually long) and if i even have an idea of what i'm going to wear.
Marci Marci 10 years
It never takes me more than an hour to get ready for anything. That includes for a date.
fab4 fab4 10 years
If I have to fix myself up for more than one hour, then the guy is probably not 'the one'. First impressions matter, but he needs to see the real me, too.
brdwaystarlett brdwaystarlett 10 years
HA! So THAT's what they were doing in the middle of Union Square! I passed by it two days in a row. It was SWELTERING hot out... about 100 degrees. That poor girl! Sigh... oh, art, how I love thee.
helenette helenette 10 years
i want to watch this
dcmurray1970 dcmurray1970 10 years
1 hour should be all you need. The other stuff is regular maintenance. Waxing, coloring, etc. should be kept up so you dont take so long getting ready for anything
alillee alillee 10 years
i've spent a couple of weeks tanning in advance for a BIG date..does that count? And I've gotten my nails and toes done the day before a date several times.
rachelbojangles rachelbojangles 10 years
Depends on what kind of date it is. If it's a first date and were just going to the movies I just let my hair air-dry. I wear minimal makeup, shave my legs and stuff, and get dressed. Probably like 2 hours.
Pink_Lipstick Pink_Lipstick 10 years
Wow, that's insanity!
rubialala rubialala 10 years
That's insane. The longest it ever took me to get ready for a guy was on my wedding day, I think I spent like five hours getting ready.
steen steen 10 years
I used to be a fifteen minute kind of gal but I've since expanded on my make-up capabilities and take a little more care with my appearance. If we're going out to a ritzy restaurant or a luxe family dinner, I can usually get fully ready in about forty-five minutes, including time to straighten my hair.
Brians-Girl Brians-Girl 10 years
i would say probably two days.. if you count going and getting your hair nicley dyed and cut maybe a tan... then shopping for the outfit you would like to wear... it all depends on the kind of date. With my boyfriend.. were going on a date on sunday and im already thinking about what im gonna do and im gettin my hair done on saturday and im starting the tan already.. but thats cuz he has been gone for 2 weeks and i want him to see me and think wow my girl really is amazing... so i guess im takin about a week!! haha
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I've taken a couple hours before. But 72? That's insane.
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
I think I took almost an hour and 45 minutes once
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