I hope that whoever is charged with fashion designer L’Wren Scott’s burial packs that dirt on deep. Because in the days since her tragic suicide at the age of 49, the media has done nothing but give Scott reasons to roll over in her grave.
I’m sure you’re well aware of the biggest reason: upon her death, The New York Times tweeted “Mick Jagger’s Girlfriend Found Dead, Official Says.” Scott designed gowns worn by Angelina Jolie and Michelle Obama, modeled for Calvin Klein and Chanel, created lipstick for Lancome, and collaborated with Banana Republic on a collection that sold out. But according to the Times‘ Twitter feed she amounted nothing more than some rock star’s girlfriend.
That’s sexist and irritating enough. But the other story missing here is one that concerns the “rock star girlfriend” angle, too: how everyone’s first assumption was that Mick Jagger was the reason that L’Wren Scott took her own life. Keep reading »
I am still struggling to understand how my lover and best friend could end her life in this tragic way. We spent many wonderful years together and had made a great life for ourselves. She had great presence and her talent was much admired, not least by me.
I have been touched by the tributes that people have paid to her, and also the personal messages of support that I have received.
I will never forget her.
Mick Jagger released a statement on his website about the sudden death of his longtime girlfriend, fashion designer L’Wren Scott, who is said to have committed suicide on Monday in New York City. The 47-year-old designer had dated Jagger since 2001. She is said to have been $6 million or $7 million in debt at the time of her death. Jagger was on tour with the Rolling Stones in Australia, and canceled their upcoming concerts in the wake of Scott’s passing. [MickJagger.com] [Image via Getty]
“A schoolteacher would have been very gratifying, I’m sure. There are millions of things you would have loved to have done, a politician, a journalist… I thought of being a journalist once.All these things you think of when you’re a teenager, you can think, well, I would have liked to have done that but that’s completely pointless … But I don’t feel frustrated for a lack of control at all and I’m very pleased with what I’ve done Everyone wants to have done more things in their lives. It is a slightly intellectually undemanding thing to do, being a rock singer, but, you know, you make the best of it.”
– Mick Jagger tells the BBC about all the other more intellectually demanding things he might have done had he not been one of the most famous rock stars of all time. Interesting, because I’ve been both a writer and a teacher, and I’ve often fantasized about being a rock star for the opposite reason: not having to think so much. I have this theory that even the most dreamiest of dream jobs (i.e. front man of the Rolling Stones) have their nightmare aspects and that no one is ever 100% satisfied all the time with any facet of their lives. I guess, to quote Mick, “You can’t always get what you want, but you find sometimes that you get what you need.” That being said, I will continue to fantasize about being a rock star. And I’d be happy to give Mick a first hand account of what it’s like to be a teacher: exhausting work, piddly pay, no open bar, no fans. [Raw Story]
As far as genes go, Georgia May Jagger’s got it made. Being the daughter of Mick Jagger and Jerry Hall may have its upsides, but unlike most offspring of rock royalty, the 20-year-old is hardly resting on her laurels. With major magazine campaigns, beauty contracts, and Vogue covers to her name, Georgia’s unique look — unsurprisingly, a composite of her mother’s statuesque beauty and her father’s rock and roll rakishness — has already left an impression on the fashion world (and those unmistakable lips might have a little something to do with it, too).
Georgia’s genetic mix of ladylike English rose and gritty libertine has landed her a coveted spot as the face of Vivienne Westwood, and I daresay she showed up some of the catwalkers during her appearance at this weekend’s show, where she played the part of the queen who had been out all night and then some. We may not be able to recreate that gorgeous embroidered gown or the pretty baroque tiara, but her easy, flattering makeup is practically begging to be copied (in less than five minutes, no less) … Keep reading »
The man who taught several generations about sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll is hosting this week’s season finale of “Saturday Night Live.” Sadly, Mick Jagger’s probably got less of a drug problem these days than certain other recent hosts who shall remain nameless. [Pop Culture Brain]