Much of the world woke this morning to tragic news as images of one of the world’s most iconic cathedrals engulfed in flames flashed all over news outlets and social media. The beloved Paris landmark, the centuries old Notre Dame Cathedral, is one of the most widely-recognized symbols of both the city of Paris and the French nation. Considered to be one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture, it’s been the subject of or has inspired many works of art, literature and film. Read more
Karl Lagerfeld, 1933-2019
It is with great sadness that we have learned of the passing of The House of KARL LAGERFELD’s creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France. A larger than life icon driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, he leaves behind an extraordinary legacy.
We have created a curated list of some of the most iconic Karl Lagerfeld books, products and fashions available on Amazon. Shop for them here.
We have written about Karl, his work and work inspired by him in 20 posts over the years. You may view them here.
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. Read more
He founded one of the most famous fashion houses in France, Audrey Hepburn was his muse, inspiration and lifelong friend, and no one embodied gentlemanly elegance more than Hubert de Givenchy. The legendary designer passed away at age 91 on March 10th after a forty-year long career that leaves behind a legacy of sartorial style and heritage. Read more
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. Read more
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. Read more
Actress and entertainer Debbie Reynolds has the horrendous chore of having to bury her own daughter, something no parent should ever endure. The fact that her daughter was writer, actress and comedian Carrie Fisher, immortalized forever as Star Wars’ Princess Leia Organa, makes that a painful duty the public will mourn along with Ms. Reynolds. Read more
A recreation of the iconic 1967 Beatles album cover for Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band that replaces the original subjects of the collage with people we lost in 2016 has been making the rounds on the internet. The photo-shopped image, which has been updated to include deaths as recent as Dec. 12th, features over 40 artists, musicians, athletes and other celebrities who passed away this year. Read more