Isabella Blow, the fashion editor known famously for her wild hat wear, and who was called the British fashion muse, committed suicide in 2007 at the age of 48. "It's a testament to her enduring fabulosity---and to the oddities of the publishing business---that both of these [new] books not only exist, rushed to press and released on the same day, with the same cover image, but also that their authors are at war" ...More from the Beast
Enduring fabulosity? No. It's a testament to post-mortem greed. Feeding off of the dead. Suicide tells her sad story well enough. No "fabulosity" there, except in the wallets of the carrion birds who helped construct her or betray her, and who even now seem to be trying to milk the poor woman's legacy for the last drops.
She was depressed.
She was upset that [Alexander] Mr. McQueen [who later committed suicide too] didn’t take her along when he sold his brand to Gucci [Blow helped cut the deal in which Gucci purchased McQueen's label], though they remained good friends. “She functioned outside the corporate world,” Ms. Guinness said. “Once the deals started happening, she fell by the wayside. Everybody else got contracts, and she got a free dress.”Then came a diagnosis of Ovarian cancer. Too much. She tried many ways of suicide before succeeding--- jumping from a bridge breaking both her ankles, driving her car into the back of trucks, horse tranquilizers...[source:Wikipedia]. Sleeping pills finally did it.
It may be that she didn’t know how to ask for a position, Ms. Guinness said. "But getting that kind of acknowledgment would have given her esteem. She poured all of that esteem into other people, but had none of her own."
'Fashion is a vampiric thing,' [she said]. 'It's the hoover on your brain. That's why I wear the hats, to keep everyone away from me. They say, "Oh, can I kiss you?" I say, "No, thank you very much. That's why I've worn the hat. Goodbye." I don't want to be kissed by all and sundry. I want to be kissed by the people I love.' [source]
Every day on 'shows' like TMZ, Entertainment Tonight, or what have you, people watch, Pavlovian style, an ongoing Scandal-and-Death Watch. The corporatocracy sends out the cameras, the Paparazzi, hounds on the scent of blood, to sniff out scandal, depression, drunkenness, a fight with a wife or girl/boy friend, messy divorce, infidelity. The more pain the better. When a "star" falls, all the better for the ratings. When a star dies, well that is very heaven, whatever the crocodile tears for the cameras. Britney, Lindsey Lohan, Lady 'Gaga'...take care.
Do they ever set traps to assist in creating scandal? Oh please! Never!
Everyone knows. It's all a constructed lie, the Big Tent for $$$ in an age of unprecedented hi-tech decadence. And it is the media moguls who profit in the end---and beyond the end. They're still making much moolah from the images of Marilyn and Elvis, the gifts that keep on giving. The flesh-and-blood persona's were their packaged creations after all, their intellectual property.
Fabulosity? It ends up just another rotting corpse, with the bone-suckers at the ready. -----[The above Post Updated 1x 10.19.10]
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