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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

Rihanna Creates ‘Slutwear’ Line for her Debut at London Fashion Week, Jeopardizes £800,000 Contract #LFW #Rihanna #Tragic #Horror #WeedTweet

Defined as a ‘horror’ and worse Rihanna’s fashion debut at London Fashion week is a terrible fail.

Don't clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)

Don’t clap hunny. it only makes things worse. (Photos by WireImage/Getty)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Daily Beast’ described her line as a ‘horror show’, and they were right!

According to the Huffpost, Rihanna was over an hour late starting. Making a crowd wait isn’t unheard of, but an hour?! Everything was badly simplistic. TV-esque, 90’s style, with one piece Baywatch Swimsuit & SJP LA Story, off-shoulder outfit with mini skirt. No flourish or trim and 97%  see-through, gauzy material fit for a romance novel cover. She was off-season, presenting in London late and not scheduled as part of ‘Official Fashion Week’.

If I were Rihanna right now, I would be hiding somewhere in a bottle of rum.

There are too many reasons Rihanna’s line was a failure but let’s highlight a few.

Involvement; Rihanna’s direct involvement with River Island creating her line, was small at best. She sent texts and emails, choosing the material samples and giving the OK on design via phone. Nothing more. Despite her sad choices in design and material, the real credit to the line goes elsewhere.

Her line created, sewn and draped by designer Philip Green. Green created the Kate Moss line ($$$$) and brought TopShop from a zero to multi-million dollar hero of retail. Philip Green’s collaboration with rock stars and models have ALWAYS created money. However Rihanna is a a fail and a flake. Why?

Professionalism: River Island directly works with ASOS, Primark, Zara and of course Topshop, all of which Rihanna could have had a stake in with a £800,000 contract. Then she jeopardized that.

Two days before her London debut Rihanna was stupidly bold enough to post pictures of a marijuana bud putting her line and professionalism at question with River Island and the fashion community. Mostly, River Island, who very much said that her tweet of green could kill her contract and to keep things under wraps about her love affair with weed. In the fashion community we don’t care what you do, but don’t let everyone know about it.

Over all the line was simple, sad and see through, I can’t even wear it to bed. The blatant 90’s rip off wear is too much for any serious designer to stomach. Rihanna gets a D- for effort, and if possible an F- for the line.

Back to the drawing board RiRi.

(All photos by Getty/WireImage)

Anonymous to Build Human Shield to Protect Sandy Hook Victims Families

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Say what you will about the mysterious rebel hacker group ‘Anonymous’ but NEVER say they don’t care about ‘the people’. Here is why I love them.

It seems nothing is sacred to the Westboro Baptist Church. First they attack Gay Rights by creating GodHatesFags.com. Then on their picket schedule they will be the Newton, CT massacre funeral of the Principal Dawn Bogdan. Why? Simply because Connecticut supports gay marriage.

I got this lovely screenshot from their picket schedule on GodsHateFags.com, which BTW made me sick to my stomach;

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As the victims families of the horrific Newton, CT shooting which claimed almost 30 lives, try to mourn their loss, it seems that Westboro Baptist Church will be outside picketing AGAIN.

Enter Anonymous.

Anonymous will be standing tall, creating a human wall to barricade the Sandy Hook shooting victims families against the Westboro picketers. They have organized to protect and honor these people. I guess we do have real superheroes. In the past they have also hacked the Westboro Baptist Church twitter. Through research I found out the Government is giving them smack down as well.

Congress passed a bill in August that says,

protesters must be at least 300 feet from military funerals from two hours before they start until two hours after they end

That’s YOU Westboro. This was specifically drafted because of their protests at funerals. Hate like this, will not be tolerated.

Westboro Baptist Church. I hope Anonymous not only stops you, but takes you down. You’ve just made a powerful enemies with Government, Anonymous and ME, the press.

My heart goes out to the families of the shooting. May they mourn in peace.

Anne Hathaway on her Commando Style Slip (#withpictures),”I was devastated”.

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Anne Hathaway made a rather profound statement on the red carpet yesterday by exposing her well-trimmed vag to thousands of reporters and bloggers. For that we thank her.

After her indecent exposure Anne did what any poon revealing princess would do, she freaked out. Then she issued a press release to show remorse. (Britney are you taking notes?)

According to NYDailyNews.com she was overheard Tuesday at a luncheon at the Four Seasons;

“I was getting out of the car and my dress was so tight that I didn’t realize it until I saw all the photographers’ flashes,” she told Vanity Fair writer Ingrid Sischy. “It was devastating. They saw everything. I might as well have lifted up my skirt for them.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/hathaway-devastating-article-1.1218200#ixzz2EsI32qUD

Actually Anne you did lift up your skirt. THAT was the problem. I hope you learned the problem was….NOT wearing panties.

These days Anne’s image is everything as she tackles being a ‘serious actress’. Hopefully she won’t take this snafu too badly and will move on unscathed. After all this mess, she really did wear a fabulous outfit. Making that dress look good is not easy, but she pulled it off in spades.

I think Anne Hathaway is safe as long as she doesn’t start pulling wigs out of her closet.

Want see Anne Hathaway’s Uncensored slip up? Check it out here (18+ ONLY);

 

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