The artist, known as 43, paints puppies and nude self-portraits of his G-rated body parts (shoulders, knees, toes) in the shower. The shower scenes are from hacked Bush family emails but the portrait of his late dog Barney was released by the painter.
Quoting Heidi Klum, “In fashion, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out”. In her early 30’s, the face of the 1960’s and one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a Vogue cover, opted out. Jean Shrimpton’s disappearing Garbo act took her North of London to Penzance where she has owned and run The Abbey Hotel for over 30 years.
“Fashion is full of dark, troubled people,” she said in an interview with The Guardian. “It’s a high-pressured environment that takes its toll and burns people out. Only the shrewd survive – Andy Warhol, for example, and David Bailey.” We are talking about British fashion designer John Galliano, who was sacked by Dior last month after allegedly making antisemitic comments. Shrimpton, dressed in a simple, unostentatious black dress – more bohemian than haute couture – is quick to lament the fashion world’s excesses. “No one can condone what he said – it’s reprehensible. But it’s hypocritical to pretend that fashion is normal, that people in it are role models. And it’s stupid to deny that people behave badly.”
We have heard little of “The Shrimp” since she vanished from swinging London and took off to the West Country. She recently popped up in Channel 4’s Country House Rescue, and in 1990 a ghostwritten autobiography appeared, but Shrimpton makes no bones about why she played ball. “I needed some money to renovate the roof of the hotel,” she says, her blue eyes flashing, arms firmly folded. She adds, curtly: “I didn’t want the book to appear. I’ve hated publicity all my life. I didn’t even like it when I was a model.”
Question, July 2012 Issue of Vanity Fair:
“In general, which of the following is the most likely to have your best interests at heart?”
Your In-laws 29%
Your Pet 27%
Your Employer 5%
Your Government 5%
Your Landlord 1%
None Of The Above 32%
In the midst of the horror and the grief, there is this: the comfort and unconditional love of a dog. Eight golden retrievers, a breed known for its kindness, were flown to Newtown this weekend by an Illinois-based charity.
The Lutheran group started the comfort dog program in 2008 after a shooting at Northern Illinois University that left five students dead. The dogs were able to provide a healthy distraction to those students who were overcome with grief. The comfort dog program started with a handful of dogs and now has 60 caring canine grief counselors.
.Des Moines artist Larissa Kabel added a white scarf and a wintery White House wonderland to her painting of Bo for the winning White House 2012 Christmas Card entry. First Lady Jacquline Kennedy painted two White House Christmas cards in 1963 that were reproduced by Hallmark and sold to benefit what is now the Kennedy Center.
Via Yahoo…” Larassa Kabel never expected to be chosen when she submitted her painting to be considered for the White House holiday card this September.
The Des Moines, Iowa, artist said “it was a very surreal moment,” when she got the call from the White House secretary’s office while cooking pizza for her family one night, hearing that first lady Michelle Obama had chosen her piece.
The dog in the portrait is sporting a scarf, something Kabel says was an addition she made to the photo the White House sent out for her as part of the competition.
“They asked us to do an interpretation of the photo, and I did need to change a couple of things,” Kabel said. “Black animals are difficult to
represent and have them read as three-dimensional.”
To make the snow look realistic, Kabel used a tool most people have inside their bathrooms: a toothbrush.
“It splatters so it looks like snow,” Kabel said.
The White House
won’t be paying Kabel for her portrait of Bo (“I’m living on glory,” she said when asked about compensation), but she and her husband will attend the White House holiday party on Dec. 18 “–Via Yahoo
Asked what the best day of her life was, she answered, “It was a night”.
I have stilll not forgiven PETA for rejecting BB’s offer to pose nude (in 1994, at age 60) for their “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” advocacy ad campaign. “Ageist” and “sexist” are not strong enough words for that call
or the snarky comments all over the net because Bardot’s been brave enough to age naturally–wrinkles, weight gain and all! So here’s to Brigitte,
sex symbol, style icon
Bardot & Harley Davidson (1968) (VIDEO):
“I have always adored beautiful young men.