memorials and tributes to celebrities we’ve lost

Aretha: A Look Back At The Life of A Legend Through 50 Photos.

Aretha. You don’t even need to say her last name. Everyone knows the Queen of Soul. The woman whose gospel-honed, passionate voice appealed to multi-generations for over six decades. And today, the 18 Grammy Award-winning performer, one of the best-selling musical artists of all time, finally sang her last song. (more…)

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Two Talented But Troubled Creative Souls Take Their Lives

Two very well-known creative people took their own lives this past week. People who seemed as though they had everything one could want. People who generously provided us with style, knowledge, entertainment and more. People who’ve been on the cover of People. People who were clearly very, very unhappy.

Although we shared our shock and grief at the losses of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain via social media, we hadn’t yet done so on the blog. (more…)

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Remembering Diana Through 40 Formal Portraits 20 Years Later

It’s surprisingly hard to write this post even though it’s been 20 years since the passing of the woman I first knew as Lady Di, then as The Princess of Wales and now and forevermore as The People’s Princess. I still well up with tears when looking at photos of the late Princess. But here, on the the 20 anniversary of her tragic passing, are several formal portraits of her taken by some of the world’s most renowned photographers including Terence Donovan, David Bailey, Mario Testino and Patrick Demarchelier. (more…)

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Pantone Names Purple Love Symbol #2 After Prince & His Piano.

The Prince Estate, alongside Pantone Color Institute™, the global color authority, has announced the creation of a standardized custom color to represent and honor international icon, Prince. (more…)

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Sam Shepard Was The Right Stuff In So Many Ways (Tons of great photos)

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photo by Larry Busacca, 2014

He was cool. He was smart. He was sexy. He was Sam Shepard, a brilliant playwright, talented actor and all around badass who he lost his life to ALS, otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, yesterday at the age of 73. We take a look back at his impressive career, life, loves and accomplishments. (more…)

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