Fix Your Lipstick Before…

You wish this legend a happy birthday. Heading into the weekend optimistic, filled with joy and still alleviating stress with a cute drink. Be grateful for every new day met, nothing is promised. Getting older is a gift you get if you’re fortunate enough. Via: Glamour UK

Smoking Kills Cigarette Aesthetic

Sixth time was the charm. I finally quit when I didn’t keep track. As cool as it looks, especially in Europe, these poison sticks are bad for your health and skin. Now is a good time to stop, since coronavirus attacks the respiratory system. Once when meditating I heard the mucous built up in my lungs and knew the jig was up. I also watched my grandmother get her leg amputated due to a lifetime of smoking, that fucked up her circulation. Your body is a temple treat it as such. Respect it. Do you need to quit smoking? Vaping sucks too. Photos: Dreams Never Lie Chico, Fashion Wonderer, London Street Art, Empire 90s, Goddamn 333 & Nenthe

No Filter With Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell launched her YouTube series and her first guest was Cindy Crawford. A great way to know your favorite celebrities on an intimate level. My favorite so far is her interview with Marc Jacobs. The level of art history and iconography he possesses, the fact that they both have so much integrity, to sacrifice for their artistic careers, because being famous for being famous is so vapid. True innovators who will leave a legacy worth cherishing behind. In this world of influencers and celebrisites (a word I made up and will expound on) it was a refreshing reminder of true talent. To know how much Marc Jacobs suffered for his artistry, taking risk and getting fired from Perry Ellis signals to artist, stay true to yourself, endure your hardships and you will persevere. Thank you both for illuminating the lives of so many and confirming there are levels to this shit. Photo: Lumiere Naturelle

Supermodel 101: Naomi Campbell

Few people have experienced such loss as Naomi Campbell. Working with every major fashion house from the 80’s on, she’s had to suffer through the suicide of Alexander McQueen, the murder of Gianni Versace and the death of Azzedine Alaia (tips of the icebergs). Still she’s endured. This woman taught me how to drag people to the library to get read. Her career is nothing short of iconic, 1/3 of “The Trinity” (which will get a tribute later), in countless music videos from Michael Jackson, Jay-Z, Madonna to George Michaels, her infamous feud with fellow supermodel Tyra Banks, the level of major she’s been in court (this fee is an insult to my wealth… I really don’t want to be here right now, but I’m forced to be so…), that model competition show where she read that girl to tears and the other judges, just an astounding career from a formidable woman. She can throw a phone at me anytime. Naomi Campbell’s walk is so acclaimed that even her falls (Vivienne Westwood) are major. Thank you for showing us how to kill the game. What I’ve learned from her the most, is know your worth and put people in their place if they try you. Photos: Naomi’s Insta

Peter Lindbergh 1944-2019

RIP Peter Lindbergh the German photographer who captured the rise of the 90’s supermodel (the most prolific era of modeling EVER). “This should be the responsibility of photographers today; to free women, and finally everyone, from the terror of youth and perfection.”