Archive for April 2011
Happy birthday, Kate Pierson. I wrote you a fan letter earlier this month and you didn’t write me back. Now it’s personal . . .
Happy birthday, Stana Katic. I love you in that show you’re in about the author and the detective. I think it’s called “Bones.”
Happy birthday, Al Pacino. I hope that this year’s celebration is as fun as the party pictured above.
Happy birthday, Barbra Streisand. People, people who have birthdays, ARE THE OLDEST PEOPLE IN THE WORRRRRRLD . . .
Much was made of Lakshmi Menon when she appeared on the modeling scene a couple of years ago. An Indian model? Get out of here!
How soon we forget a fabulous face like Kirat Bhinder. Discovered by a journalist while she was on vacation in Paris in 1976, Kirat was introduced to Yves Saint Laurent. The designer was looking for new models to present his revolutionary Ballets Russes collection, and there was no one quite like Kirat. Tall, dark and exotic, Kirat seamlessly became a part of the unique tapestry of models that defined the time. In the era of Dalma, Iman, Marie Helvin and Jerry Hall, the one thing that kept a girl working was a face that could handle a lot of makeup, and Kirat definitely had that, along with an androgynous edge and a sharp jawline that gave her a look all her own. Kirat continued to model throughout the 80s, eventually using her experience in the fashion business to move into jewelry design as Kirat Young.
Learn more about Kirat here.
Cover: October 2001
Context: “Pop Idol” premieres in the UK on October 5. The show would go on to become an international phenomenon, begetting version that would include “American Idol.” On October 7, the US invades Afghanistan. On October 20, “Fallin‘” by Alicia Keys is knocked from the number-one spot atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second time by Jennifer Lopez’s “I’m Real.” On October 26, US President George W. Bush signs the Patriot Act into law.
Points of Interest: Hot on the heels of Mariah Carey’s summertime breakdown, “Glitter” was flopping at the box office as this magazine hit the newsstands. Well done, “FASHION.”
What Tyra Would Say: “Daria did a terrific job of engaging the camera in these stills. Now let’s see if she was able to maintain eye contact while the car was moving.”
What Auntie Fashion Says: This cover is a testament to the talent and creative vision of Susie Sheffman. She’s still doing first-rate work ten years later.