What a very sad day. I don’t like receiving news like this so early in the morning. Another iconic British figure bites the dust. The amazing Malcolm McLaren passed away yesterday in Switzerland. He was 64.
Malcolm McLaren, an impresario, recording artist and fashion designer who as manager of the Sex Pistols played a decisive role in creating the British punk movement, died on Thursday in Switzerland. He was 64.
The cause was mesothelioma, a cancer of the linings around organs, said Young Kim, his companion of many years. She said he had been under treatment at a Swiss hospital. The couple had a home in Paris. — NY Times
While most will remember him as the Sex Pistol’s former manager or Vivienne Westwood’s ex-husband, I’ll forever remember him as an amazing artist. I always play his (very emotional, mind you) songs every time I need a jolt of inspiration. He’s one of the reasons why I love Paris so much.
Listen to La Main Parisienne or else I’m terminating our friendship STAT!
From Madame Butterfly to Deep in Vogue, as a tribute, let me share to you some of my other favourite tracks.
Tilda Swinton Dazed & Confused Magazine Double Cover
The ultra stunning Tilda Swinton is on the cover of the May 2010 issue of Dazed & Confused magazine.
A baby elephant dies and a baby unicorn is beheaded every time someone this planet answers 'Kate Bosworth' or 'Kim Kardashian' when they are asked who their favourite stylish celebrity is. Time and time again, the only answer I'm able to give to this dreadful question is no other than the ferocious Tilda.
Ricky Martin Comes Out of the Closet and Says He’s Gay!
HE’S GAY? WHO THE HELL KNEW? OH MY GOD!!!!! A MILLION PRIESTS WENT IMPOTENT WITH THIS NEWS. I’M SOOO SHOCKED!!!! MY JAW DROPPED AND MY WORLD IS ABOUT TO COLLAPSE NOW!
Not. Cue eye roll and fingers down my throat.
After many, many years of speculation, Ricky Martin confirmed what we knew all along and finally came out of the closet today. Why? Because he’s got a book deal going on…. here’s an excerpt from his blog:
A few months ago I decided to write my memoirs, a project I knew
was going to bring me closer to an amazing turning point in my life.
From the moment I wrote the first phrase I was sure the book was the
tool that was going to help me free myself from things I was carrying
within me for a long time. Things that were too heavy for me to keep
inside. Writing this account of my life, I got very close to my truth.
And this is something worth celebrating.
These years in silence and reflection made me stronger and reminded me
that acceptance has to come from within and that this kind of truth
gives me the power to conquer emotions I didn’t even know existed.
will happen from now on? It doesn’t matter. I can only focus on what’s
happening to me in this moment. The word “happiness” takes on a new
meaning for me as of today. It has been a very intense process. Every
word that I write in this letter is born out of love, acceptance,
detachment and real contentment. Writing this is a solid step towards my
inner peace and vital part of my evolution.
I am proud to say
that I am a fortunate homosexual man. I am very blessed to be who I am. - Ricky Martin
Boo! Hiss! What a big fat fraud. He only came out because he wrote a memoir and he’s got a book to push. Seriously. Who would buy a Ricky Martin Memoir? I certainly won’t. Perhaps you should ask William Hung.
In my world, there’s a term for guys like that. GAY FOR PAY!
Call me when Anderson Cooper comes out of the closet to launch his dildo line. Thanks.
America’s sweetheart, Julia Roberts, has a new film called “Eat, Pray, Love”. Watch the trailer. I need to do this in my life!!!!!!
I’d love to travel for a year. I’m sure it’s gonna be life-changing. I’ve just got back after being gone for almost two whole months (ok, NYC, Milan, Paris (for a few hours), New Jersey, Texas, New York and Tokyo are hardly exotic) and I’m already having problems adjusting to my usual environment. What, my pitiful cocoon in the third world? My mother missed me and cried when she opened the door over the weekend before telling me ‘wow, you got fat’.
Sometimes I feel like the world is soo small but I know it’s very big. There are tons of places I really would like to go. India is one of them. I’ve already been to Bali. I guess I just have to work harder, save more money and wait for the right moment to do it.
Can’t wait to see this film. The movie premieres August 13, 2010 in the USA and September 29, 2010 in the Philippines. Boo! Hiss!