Thursday, May 10, 2007

In Memoriam

It was with great sadness that I read the news of the death of Isabella Blow. Ms. Blow was a woman whose spirit and style I always admired a great deal. She was fearless in her embrace of the new, the flamboyant, the challenging. She was an editor, stylist, muse to designers like Philip Treacy and discoverer of many brilliant talents, such as Alexander McQueen.

Famous for her red lipstick and outlandish millinery, Ms. Blow was a true original and the very definition of style. Some may have thought her outrageous, but I think the world became a little more drab with her passing.

Ms. Blow died far too young, age 48, of ovarian cancer. In tribute to her, I urge you to do a little reading on this important subject. Ovarian cancer is a deadly and difficult disease -- all women should be better informed about it.


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