Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Monday, August 8, 2016
When Donyale Luna was discovered by photographer David Mc Cabe she was a creature of her own invention. Behind her was her family in Chicago where she was raised by her mother who was a nurse and father who worked in a construction. She was no longer Peggy Ann Freeman who performed in local theatre productions. She had come to New York City to be a model and fate answered. The editor of Harpers Bazaar sent her to an illustrator and used the drawing for the cover. The 6’2” stunning beauty went on to take Europe by storm walking in the haute couture shows.Then the achievement of any model Donyale became the first black model to grace the cover of Vogue. She was lionized by the press where she gave colorful and controversial interviews. She partied with Salvador Dali, the Rolling Stones and had a romance with Maxmillian Schnell. Film roles followed in Skidoo, Andy Warhol’s Camp, Salome, and the lead in director Federico Fellini, Satyricon. Unfortunately Donyale had a drug habit that began to deteriorate her relationships and career. Her engagement to actor Klaus Kinski was called off. She married the photographer Lugi Cazzangina and had a daughter Dream. Sadly her drug addiction overtook her life and she died of a heroin overdose at 33 years old in a Rome hospital.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Everyone thinks it's vintage I get so many compliments on my Schwinn cruiser I bought at Toy R Us. I love packing my basket with lunch, books and a blanket and riding around the Pier or through Central Park. Sometimes I ride to parties just like Bill Cunningham. I wear flip flops and put my stilettos in the basket. More difficult is sticking to a two cocktail minimum. Below are some images of Bici Chic.
Thursday, June 2, 2016
|Kendall Jenner, Kate Beckinsale and Angelina Jolie in Romona Keveza|
The woman that wears couture designer Romona Keveza is a star of the red carpet or her wedding. My first impression of her designs was seeing Arianna Grande in her sleek red gown at The 2016 Grammy's. I went to her elegant penthouse salon for a cocktail party for The 11th Annual Taste of Hope. I took the phots below of her stunning creations on her beautiful house model.
|Romona Keveza cocktail sheath|
|Romona Keveza gown|
|Romona Keveza gown|
Monday, May 16, 2016
I hate to comb my hair. I usually use my hands. So anything sexy, messy and easy is my go to look. I am loving The Bird's Nest. I found a fabulous YouTube to help me out on the construction. Now all I need are cute earrings to accessorize.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Excited to see the press preview of Manus X Machina at The Anna Wintour Costume Institute at the Met this week. My Mom was a seamstress in Philadelphia. Often she would bring home piece work to make extra money. Many of the 175 haute couture dresses on display featured beautiful handmade details. The exhibition is breathtaking and timeless. Here are a few designs featured. I also added my favorite red carpet looks from the Costume Gala.
Monday, May 2, 2016
Emily Dickinson's quote, "I dwell in possibilities " is one of my favorites. I have a screenplay, "The Billionairess" I have been working on for three years. It has gone through a few rewrites. First the location was London. Susan Seidelman gave it a read and gave me great notes. I've also been researching my character. What would she wear? Where would she live? I have a wonderful opportunities to explore. I went to a Resident Magazine party for Dylan Lauren. I attended a live auction at Christies. Last week I went to a cocktail party at Romona Kezeza's penthouse salon. But my lightbulb moment came when I realized basing the character's father on the richest billionaire Carlos Hedi Slim was too literal. What did I believe was possible? Can two people find each other that need each other despite financial, social and spiritual differences? Yes! So if you see my dream leading ladies Beyonce, Halle, Taraji or Kerry please tell them I have a script.
Monday, April 4, 2016
Manolo Blahnik and Rihanna collection
Sunday, February 28, 2016
When you are running for Leader of the Free World you have to have your power look on lock. Hillary Clinton who has been First Lady, Senator of New York and Secretary of State owns it. As the Democratic front runner for President of the Untied States of America, Hillary is working the pantsuit. All hail the pantsuit!
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Read books by my sheros Mindy Kaling, Candice Bushnell and Shonda Rhimes recently. I came away with wonderful inspiring lessons from each one to take into 2016. My favorite came from Shonda Rhime's commencement speech at Dartmouth. How she dreamed of being Toni Morrison but found her own dream. "Don't be a dreamer. Be a doer". Words to live by.
I had a gift card for a makeup application in my International Emmy's Gala swag bag. So off I went to the Le Parker Méridien Hotel to ...
The first black model to grace the cover of British Vogue was Donyale Luna in 1966. Donyale went on to star in mo...
Madame X I was so inspired seeing Sargent's Madame X at the Met I wrote a HuffPost , Little Black Dress . I love the power, my...