The quotation comes from “Underground” Quotation: The restaurant was populated primarily by women, the median age fifty-three, though everyone shopped at the same stores and went to the same cosmetic surgeons, so they were similarly shiny and spackled, stuck on the same expression of mistaken wonder. Six of them were wearing fur vests; ten of them were in open-knit sweaters. == Hi everyone! What does the bold part mean? I assume it roughly means others would mistake the middle-aged women for young girls since they were so shiny and spackled.