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Friday, June 03, 2005

The latest on flakey weddings involving Vogue-approved models: Karen Elson allegedly married a "White Stripes rocker" in Manaus, Brazil (!!) - the ceremony was performed by a "...traditional Shaman priest on a canoe at the exact point where the three rivers meet.."
Brings to mind other fashionable ceremonies - like the one where A McQueen married a dude on the yacht of the "Prince of Gambia", with Kate Moss as the bridesmaid (no info on who was the bride) and of course, the one involving the Lauder family darling, Carolyn Murphy, who married a surfer dude in a boho/new age affair in Costa Rica.

From the Rome show - looks like C Kass to me...
Ms Murphy, who recently joined the ranks of "sexy in NYC" models, divorced the surfer dude after AW recalled her to high fashion duty - the ex, according to, called her a "snobby little bitch" coz she regarded him as "a sperm donor, not a father" and also reportedly told him "Jake, I've got enough money to nickel-and-dime you to death" after the ex said to her "I'll see you in court" - for violating the terms of their divorce contract. Ms Murphy was nevertheless "honored" at the 25th annual "Outstanding Mother Awards" and applauded by IMG directors and the Lauder heiress as a "model mother".
Like the Ramones were singing -"We are a happy family"...

The fashion show from Rome was a tribute to the four top Italian fashion names - Armani, Valentino, Versace and Ferre. Don't ask why Prada or D&G weren't included - as for Gucci Group, I guess they are not considered "Italian" any more. The sad fact was that for the first time in memory, there was not a single "famous" model attraction - usually in these "specials", you would have someone like Naomi C, Valeria Mazza, etc. Afef Jnifer hardly qualified for the co-presenter role. Ferre was accompanied by Somalian mod Waris Dirie, who talked about her humanitarian campaign, while Valentino concentrated on Hollywood, with Gwyneth Paltrow as his star. There were quite a few "A-list" mods in attendance, obviously the event was a high-budget affair - I noticed Tiiu, Natasha Poly, Maria Carla, Carol Trentini, Rianne, Yfke, Linda V, Bianca Klamt and Michelle B, among others. Nobody bothered to mention any of them, since fashion models, whether "A-list" or not, are unknown beyond a very small circle nowdays. AW and her cronies tried hard to achieve that - even by hyping "bland" faces, a couple of years ago. I think Piazza di Spagna or the Fontana di Trevi would be a better setting than Piazza Navona...


At 6/03/2005 1:15 PM, Blogger FV said...

The lyrics of "We are all a happy family" - I bought "Rocket to Russia" ages ago...

We’re a happy family we’re a happy family we’re a happy family me mom and daddy
We’re a happy family we’re a happy family we’re a happy family me mom and daddy

Siting here in Queens
eating refried beans
we’re in all the magazines
Gulpin’ down thorazines
we ain’t got no friends
our troubles never end

No christmas cards to send
daddy likes men
daddy’s telling lies
baby’s eating flies
Mommy’s on pills
baby’s got the chills

I’m friends with the president
I’m friends with the pope
we’re all making a fortune
selling daddy’s dope

We’re a happy family we’re a happy family we’re a happy family me mom and daddy

At 6/05/2005 8:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is Carmen Kass, by the way.

At 6/06/2005 10:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karen Elson has a strange face but I like the ads of JP Gaultier's perfume and of Vuiton.



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