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Friday, July 10, 2009

Those were the days my friend...

Photographer: Mike Rheinhardt. Models: Patti Hansen and Janice Dickinson.
Hair and Make-Up: Rick Gillette

What made Rick Gillette so unique in those days was the fact that he could do makeup AND hair equally well, and that Vogue wanted him to. As a rule they preferred separate people, one for the makeup and one for the hair.

He was my inspiration to continue to do both myself, but I never achieved quite the degree of fame Rick did. I hope to have an interview with the master himself, someday, on FPLT.

What do they say about girls that wear glasses? Men don't make passes?

Yeah right.
Marilyn Monroe from "How to Marry a Millionaire"

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

The Sad Saga of Karen Mulder

A true beauty and one of my favorite faces of the 80s her troubles started on October 31, 2001, Mulder claimed during a taping of the French channel France 2 show Tout le Monde en Parle (Everyone is Talking About It) hosted by Thierry Ardisson, and with a live audience in the studio, that various people, including top executives at her former agency, Elite, and Prince Albert of Monaco, had tried to rape her. Moreover, Mulder said that her own father had hypnotized her from the age of two and then raped her. The producers of the show deemed her emotionally unstable and did not broadcast the interview. Not only was the show never aired, but the entire recording was erased.

Days later, Mulder repeated her allegations, this time to a weekly magazine in an interview conducted in her Paris apartment. Within hours of the interview, her sister Saskia arrived and took her to Villa Montsouris, a psychiatric hospital specializing in such disorders as depression, anxiety, and delirium, where she stayed for five months. The stay reportedly was paid for by Elite models president Gerald Marie, an old friend of hers.

On December 11, 2002, after suffering for years from chronic depression, Mulder went into a coma after she overdosed on sleeping pills in an apparent suicide attempt.

On a bright note, she gave birth to a daughter, Anna, on October 30, 2006.

And on July 1, 2007 she returned to the catwalk at the Dior Autumn/Winter 07/08 Couture Collection in Paris. (You can see she had her nose made thinner here)

But now this report has appeared in the international press:

"Blonde beauty Karen Mulder used to stalk the catwalk and grace the pages of Vogue alongside Naomi, Tyra, Claudia and Cindy back in the day. But unlike many of her supermodel counterparts, life has not been so kind to her since her heyday.

Mulder was arrested in Paris on July 1, 2009, after allegedly making violent, threatening phone calls to a plastic surgeon.

It's thought that Mulder, whom Vogue dubbed 'the blond with class' at the height of her career, was upset about a procedure she wanted reversed.

A detective said: 'She was screaming and shouting about the operation and became extremely threatening. There were repeated calls to the female surgeon who was extremely scared. The suspect is being interviewed,' as quoted in the U.K.'s Daily Mail."

It's so sad to learn of this latest development in the life of this beautiful woman.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Cameron Diaz in V magazine

Cameron Diaz salutes Madonna's style in V (Fall Preview 2009)

Fall 09 Chanel

Created by Peter Philips, Global Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup, at the 2009/10 Cruise Collection show, held on the beaches of Venice, Italy, rich sienna and deep rose tones, and dusky greys and greens combine for a modern look that can be softened for day or emboldened come evening.

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