Sunday, October 31, 2010

"Those queenie fashion designers became her children," says Detmar Blow.

Detmar Blow says baby would have saved fashion icon Isabella Blow from suicideDetmar Blow, husband of tragic fashion icon Isabella Blow, believes a baby could have saved his wife from suicide. "I definitely think that if Issie would have had a child, she would have survived," Detmar, who married her in 1989, told Page Six. "But it was too much of a burden to bear." Art dealer Detmar, along with Tom Sykes, has written "Blow by Blow," a book on the life of his wife, known for her hawkish looks and collection of custom headresses. The troubled muse helped discover designers Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy and models Sophie Dahl and Stella Tennant. Blow committed suicide by drinking weed-killer in 2007 after a lifelong battle with depression. Detmar points out in "Blow" how her illness stemmed from the guilt she felt from the accidental death of her brother, who suffocated after drowning in a pond at age 2. "She definitely felt blame from her mother [Helen]," Detmar told us. Isabella had several abortions when she was young but would later try and fail to have a child with Detmar after several rounds of in-vitro before she was diagnosed with cancer. Detmar discovered that Isabella would burn intimate areas of her body with cigarettes toward the end of her life. She would tell him she'd "failed in her biological function as a woman," he told us. But friendships with Andy Warhol, Andre Leon Talley and other fashion greats sustained her. "Those queenie fashion designers became her children," says Detmar. McQueen committed suicide in February. Detmar said fashion-world fickleness was too much for Isabella to handle. She "was like a tree with no roots. I poured all the love I had over her, but she blew over." Detmar has been approached to do a movie on his wife, but "I want to get a really good person to do it." Those include family friend Tim Burton, Wes Anderson, Quentin Tarantino or Harvey Weinstein. Who might play Isabella: "Some people suggested Lady Gaga, and I think that would be appropriate, if she can act." - NY Post

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Brad Goreski dressed up as Tavi

Lanvin held their Halloween bash in New York on Friday night, Brad Goreski dressed up as Tavi (Tavi responded "@mrbradgoreski oh my god! you're a better tavi than i am") - Huffington Post

Lori Goldstein's Shoes

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tarik Malak

Angela Dorian

Former Playboy star Angela Dorian -- real name Victoria Vetri -- has been charged with attempted murder after her boyfriend was shot at close range at their LA apartment. Dorian, 66, was arrested immediately after the shooting Saturday night and is still in jail on $1 million bail.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the couple were having an argument when the U.S. model allegedly pulled out a handgun and fired at least one shot into her boyfriend's upper chest. He was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive. Dorian started modeling as a teen and was crowned Playboy's Playmate of the Year in 1968. She also appeared in cult horror movie "Rosemary's Baby." She could face life in prison if convicted of the murder attempt. - NY Post

Women Then Jerry Salzberg

Handless Model Tanja Kiewitz Recreates Wonderbra Ad To Promote Disability Awareness

Friday, October 8, 2010

The Art World's Joke on Naomi Campbell

Unbeknownst to the supermodel, a London gallery is selling a $100,000 leather portrait of her, titled Skin Deep, to raise money for a charity that campaigns against blood diamonds. Claire Howorth has new details on the surprising backstory, a bizarre mix of art, celebrity, and the power of hype. - Art Beast

November 15, 2009

Paris Hilton and the Kardashian SistersNY Post's Page Six reported on November 15, 2009: After their first foray into the celebrity circuit on the heels of heiress Paris Hilton, the Kardashian sisters have gone on to far more glitz and glamour than their former best friend. This friendship gone sour has motivated an enraged Hilton to launch a new beauty line to complement her new, soft, public image. Getty Images

New York Observer Slideshow: 10 of 'New York Post's Best Page Six Items Since 2007

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Arnold Scaasi at The Boston Museum of Fine Art

Memphis teen shot in behind over sagging pants

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Police say a 45-year-old Memphis man angry over two teens' sagging pants shot one in the buttocks during an argument. He faces aggravated assault charges. The boys were walking through a southeast Memphis neighborhood when Kenneth E. Bonds yelled at them to pull up their pants, according to an arrest document. Police Sgt. Ron Perry said the teens refused and the three began arguing in the street. Bonds then brandished a semi-automatic pistol and threatened to shoot the teens. Perry said Bonds fired several shots and hit one of the teens as the pair ran away. The teen's wound wasn't critical. The other wasn't injured in the Sept. 25 shooting first reported by The Commercial Appeal in Memphis. A court clerk says it's not clear if Bonds had a lawyer. - Associated Press

Sunday, October 3, 2010

One can only hope there are shoes to match! - Chateau Thombeau

Sarah Burton

Friday, October 1, 2010