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Karl Lagerfeld Passes at 85. Je Suis Triste: A Fond Farewell to a Fashion Icon.

Yesterday and today, the fashion world is in mourning. Karl Lagerfeld has died and the industry will never be the same. He was a cornerstone, a foundation, of the industry.

Karl Otto Lagerfeld was a creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer, who lived in Paris.  Born in 1933 Karl was quick to learn, and branched out as soon as possible. By 1955, after living in Paris for two years, Lagerfeld entered a coat design competition sponsored by the International Wool Secretariat. He won the competition and became quick friends with Yves Saint Laurent, and was then hired by Pierre Balmain. He worked as Pierre Balmain’s assistant, and later apprentice, for three years. (Wikipedia)

Most importantly in the 1980s, when Chanel was antiquated and dying, he took over. He turned it into the multi-billion dollar empire that we know and love today. Insane runways in the Palais in Paris full of rockets, crystals, industrial sites. and models fighting for a change. His collections have met us at the beach and had us walk on water. Never a dull moment his runways were and extension of his personality.

His last show, 2019, Palais de Paris, Haute Couture

With his death may have shared their stories. Models like Naomi Campbell, and Karen Elson, speak warmly of him. Others, say he was a sizist and misogynist. Perhaps, he was a bit of both, he was known to be cruel at times. Karl, however, made a point of saying,

“Everything I say is a joke. I am a joke of myself.”

Karl was indeed a man of great talent. His vision and vast knowledge made and broke careers. He was known for his acerbic wit and sometimes, brutally honest personality.

Karl Lagerfeld, was one thing. Larger than life. He created, made, spoke fashion. He made the industry what we see today. He has left a legacy for us to build upon. Let us hope that we choose to do the right thing with it.

Karls Interview with Suzy Menkes on how he wants to be remembered

Joan Rivers Leaves Us Laughing at 81 #NotSoQueenofMean #RIP #SoSad

Growing up Joan Rivers was always there. On TV as a comedienne, on The Muppets with Miss Piggy and fighting the good fight with the Fashion Police. Never once did she not appreciate the funny things and people in life. Always stellar, a star and an inspiration Joan Rivers is indeed, the definition of Comedy itself.

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Sadly today we lost Joan Rivers at 81. Surrounded by friends and family she left us. Melissa Rivers her daughter released this statement;

“It is with great sadness that I announce the death of my mother, Joan Rivers. She passed peacefully at 1:17pm surrounded by family and close friends. My son and I would like to thank the doctors, nurses, and staff of Mount Sinai Hospital for the amazing care they provided for my mother.

Cooper and I have found ourselves humbled by the outpouring of love, support, and prayers we have received from around the world. They have been heard and appreciated.

My mother’s greatest joy in life was to make people laugh. Although that is difficult to do right now, I know her final wish would be that we return to laughing soon.” –Melissa Rivers

We will truly miss you Joan. You were, and always will be an inspiration.

Video of Miss Piggy Vs. Joan Rivers – The Feud

Things we love to support! Survivor Campaign by @LisaReillyPhotography on #IndieGoGo #CancerSurvivors #Bills #Help #Charity

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Giving to the people, from the people rarely exists these days. Half the charities out there are a tax shelter and the other one’s don’t get any love unless helmed by a celebrity.

But wait! There is hope.

There are those of us on this planet who live with our heart on our sleeve and actually acknowledge human suffering on this planet just….to help. We’re talking about the small donations and ‘random acts of kindness’, YOU bring into this world.

That is why I stood up and became part of Lisa Reilly Photography’s AMAZING Survivor Campaign.

Lisa, who I met at LAFW had originally approached me with this campaign asking me if I would be willing to help raise funds and awareness for Cancer Survivors and their families, who are unable to pay for treatment or are left with hundreds of thousands of bills.

Check out Lisa’s IndieGoGo video for The Survivor Campaign!

I was happy to help. I also joined this campaign, being a Cancer survivor myself.

In 2013, I went for a routine check up and found out I had cervical cancer. I had to have surgery, which saved my life but left me with permanent complications and painful memories. However, they managed to cut the cells out of my body before they did major harm. I was a lucky one.

As I worked on this campaign other began to help as well. Tracie May-Wagner, CEO of May-Wagner PR contacted me. She wanted to help. She brought her client, the amazing Victor Wilde of The Bohemian Society on board. He in turn donated two pieces of his SS 2014 collection. Proving to me that there is ALWAYS support.

(Faith, Humanity, Restored)

No one should have to stand alone in their battle against cancer. Emotional or physical.

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Shooting with Lisa underwater was extraordinary. It took everything I was doing this for and changed it.Not only was I helping others who have been through and going through pain, but I created something positive out of my Cancer experience. I never thought I could look back at this as more than a charitable session but it really changed how I look back at having had Cancer and is giving me a chance to empower others that have had it.

Check out the video out of the amazing video of Amy W. & I shooting underwater and describing our experiences (Video by D’arby Rose) ;

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The women pictured in Lisa’s campaign have all fought and lived with Cancer. The women above have Stage 4 Aggressive cancer, survived a double mastectomy and cervical cancer. Going through chemotherapy and severe treatments that have costed them time, sanity, health and a small fortune.

Donating to this campaign will help them continue their fight. We’re taking donations as low as $10 to help raise funds and have packages up to $5,000 for every size and income. Please help us reach our goal so Cancer victims stand a fighting chance.

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-survivor-campaign-by-lisa-reilly-photography#home

(If you or a Cancer victim would like to contact Lisa Reilly Photography for a session please contact Lisa@LisaReillyPhotography.com, Please forward all Press Inquiries to HeathyrW@Gmail.com)

Peaches Geldof Dead at 25, Condolences to the Geldof Family #TooSoon #TooSudden

In a strange turn of events, Peaches Geldof, daughter of rock icon Bob Geldof, was found dead in her home in the UK today.

Peaches was a very young, 25 years old.

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Peaches Geldof was a LA favorite and often went to the clubs, restaurants and sometimes even came out to support our lovely LAFW. Sadly, she will not be gracing us with her presence anymore.

The night before Peaches died she posted a picture of her mother on her instagram. Her mother died of a drug overdose at 41, so this may have been a clue towards Peaches Geldof’s death. Peaches had past issues with drug abuse, namely heroin, so the question of an overdose is flooding the tabloids. Although it is death is never pretty, and especially when it involves drugs, we hope there was no foul play involved. Details are still unfolding.

Condolences to the Geldolf family and friends. No matter how you look at it, it’s a shame. Rest well Peaches Geldof, you will be missed.

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Angelina Look’s Stunning in @YSL/St. Laurent in London After Double Masectomy #Brave #Gorgeous

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Of here at HeathyrWolfe.com we love everything Angie. Whether it’s a press mess or another awesome story of St. Angie saving the world we approve. This time, the story is about Angie saving herself.

Unless you have been living under a rock you know Angelina Jolie just had a double mastectomy. It’s a scary must for those of us that have faced the possibility of cancer coming into our lives.

Well, St. Angie is not invincible and caught wind of just such a problem occurring in her life. With SIX beautiful children Angie had to face a scary decision not only as a person, but as a parent.

According to the HuffPost.com;

On May 14, Jolie announced that she had been diagnosed with a mutated BRCA1 gene predisposing her to cancer. She revealed she had undergone a preventive mastectomy on Feb. 16 and reconstructive surgery on April 27 in an op-ed in the New York Times.

She faced it, went through with the surgery, and came out on top. Angie not only conquered it but returned to the red carpet looking like a stunner (We knew she would).

Today in London at the ‘World War Z’ premiere with hot hubbie Brad Pitt, Angelina her first public appearance since the surgery. Saint Angie showed up looking like the Goddess we know and love. Wearing a long St. Laurent, black gown, she stunned, smiled and worked the red carpet for all it was worth. No really, I have never seen so much over posing in my life.

Regardless we are glad she is safe, sound and conquered what could have been cancer. Here’s a picture of Angie and Brad posing like silly people. Thanks to Getty for the ridiculous photo’s of the holy one’s.

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Ride to Feed @ Soul Cycle 4/21, Sunset Plaza, Time to Give Back Angelenos! #Exercise #Charity #MealsonWheels

I f you haven’t given to charity this year, here’s your chance to become a key player in philanthropy in Los Angeles.

The awesome folks over at Michelle PR sent me this. Being a huge fan of charitable causes I wanted to share this, suggest it and push strongly that you go and partake.

The drive is for ‘Meals on Wheels’, which, I have actually donated to thankyouverymuch.

Meals on Wheels was created to distribute a nice, healthy, hot meal to Senior Citizens who are home-bound and can’t prepare food or go to the market themselves in Los Angeles county. We’re talking about the your grandparents here so PAY ATTENTION.

The event will take place on April 21st. There are two ways you can help

1) Be a rider. The great part is riders get free schwag bags that include;

Junk Food tee,

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Which we adore being fashion addicts on this site,

a Cart for a Cause Cook Book, a St. Vincent Meals on Wheels angel pin and more for taking time to raise awareness for this important cause. Are you hooked? I am!

2) Be an attendee. With celebrity chef, Michael Fiorelli hosting this, you know you want to go. Tickets are $50 and that is a small amount to give for a charity. Because charity is AWESOME (and tax deductible)

In the past charitable events have raised enough money to distribute 25,000 meals a year for ‘Meals on Wheels’ so yes, you will be making a difference. If you can’t be a rider there is hope for you. You can attend this event by buying tickets on eventbrite HERE;

Eventbrite ticket link to  – Ride to Feed Event @ Soul Cycle SUNSET PLAZA
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Kelly Osbourne has Seizure on Set, Hospitalized! #No #LameSauce #WellWishes

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I love Kelly Osbourne. She reminds me of her spitfire mom and has overcome so damn much. With her job on E! Fashion police as a fashion guru du jour I am sad to say Kelly had a seizure on set.

According to the presses (or the sad rag known as TMZ), Kelly told Melissa Rivers (who was filling for Giuliana Rancic) she wasn’t feeling well earlier on set. During taping Kelly’s health got the better of her when she fell off her chair and started having a seizure. Thankfully Melissa stepped in and a member of the audience, who was a medical professional stepped in to help her.

Glad to see people still know how to help each other in an emergency. My faith in humanity is (partially) restored.

Kelly is currently in the hospital having tests run. We hope for the best and that she bounces back healthy from this incident.

Go Kelly, we know you will rock it and come out fashionable!!!

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