Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Thank you for being a friend, again

Bea Arthur is my hero - the gays loved her, still love her, and as long as The Golden Girls, Maude and All in the Family are on DVD, will always love her.

Bea loved the gays back - she generously left homeless gay teenagers $300,000!



From The Ali Forney Center web site:

The Ali Forney Center (AFC) is planning to name one of it's transitional residences in honor of Bea Arthur, as an expression of gratitude for Bea's extraordinary kindness and generosity to the homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth served by AFC.

The Ali Forney Center currently operates both emergency and transitional housing programs. The emergency housing program provides short-term shelter aimed at providing stability and guidance to youth suffering homelessness. The transitional housing program is aimed at providing longer-term housing for up to two years while residents pursue the educational and vocational goals that will allow them to live independent lives and overcome homelessness.

The Bea Arthur Residence will house 12 youths. $430K per year has been obtained from the Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development to support it's operational funding. AFC is currently working with the Hudson Planning Group to secure government and private funds to support the acquisition of a building to provide this home. AFC is currently renting all of its transitional housing sites, and has secured a generous three year grant from the Oak Foundation to support its work with the Hudson Planning Group to purchase housing sites. AFC is currently working with Rapid Realty to identify sites in Brooklyn to purchase.

The Ali Forney Center aims to provide LGBT youth with the support and guidance that they should receive from their families. All youth residing in AFC's transitional housing program are required to find employment and finish high school. Youth are supported in pursuing higher education, and are required to save a portion of their incomes. Mental health counseling is offered to our residents to help them overcome the pain and confusion of having been rejected by their families because of their LGBT identities. An intensive Life Coaching program has been developed with dedicated volunteers who help mentor our youth in pursuing their career goals and aid them in developing the skills they need to live independently.

If you would like to support the Bea Arthur Residence CLICK HERE

From The Daily News:

'Golden Girls' star Bea Arthur leaves $300,000 in will to NY group that helps gay homeless youths

Bea Arthur left $300,000 in her will to a New York organization that aids homeless gay youth.
The Ali Fornay Center provides services to more than 1,000 each year, and is planning to buy a building to house 12 young people - and name it in honor of the "Golden Girls" actress.

The head of the center said he is thrilled with the stage and television legend's generosity.
"We work with hundreds of young people who are rejected by their families because of who they are," said Executive Director Carl Siciliano.

"We are overwhelmed with gratitude that Bea saw that LGBT youth deserve as much love and support as any other young person, and that she placed so much value in the work we do to protect them, and to help them rebuild their lives," he said.

The Ali Forney Center offers emergency shelter and transitional housing in seven residential sites in New York. It also operates two drop-in centers offering food, clothing, medical and mental health treatment, HIV testing, treatment and prevention services, and vocational and educational assistance.

New Louise Pedersen Polaroids

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

RIP Ellen Harth




December 2009 Spur Magazine cover: Agyness Deyn, ph: Patric Shaw

Patric Shaw photographed Agyness Deyn for the cover of Spur Magazine on September 12, 2009 at Hudson Studios in NYC with her puppy Rudy

Spur December 2009 Cover
Model: Agyness Deyn & Rudy
Photographer: Patric Shaw
Stylist: Sei Ikeda
Makeup: Rie Omoto
Hair: Gavin

I never wanted to go



I was born from love
And my poor mother worked the mines
I was raised on the Good Book Jesus
Till I read between the lines
Now I don't believe I want to see the morning
Going down the stoney end
I never wanted to go
Down the stoney end
Mama let me start all over
Cradle me,
Mama, cradle me again
I can still remember him
With love light in his eyes
But the light flickered out and parted
As the sun began to rise
Now I don't believe I want to see the morning
Going down the stoney end
I never wanted to go
Down the stoney end
Mama let me start all over
Cradle me,
Mama, cradle me again
(Cradle me, mama, cradle me again
Mama, cradle me again...)
Never mind the forecast
'Cause the sky has lost control
'Cause the fury and the broken thunders
Come to match my raging soul
Now I don't believe I want to see the morning
Going down the stoney end I never wanted to go
Down the stoney end
Mama let me start all over
Cradle me,
Mama, cradle me again
Going down the stoney end...

Stoney End - Laura Nyro


Stoney End - Peggy Lipton


Stoney End - Barbra Streisand


Stoney End - Barbra Streisand - remastered


Stoney End - Linda Ronstadt

Supermodels Take It Off For Climate Change

On 24 October, people in 181 countries came together for the most widespread day of environmental action in the planet's history. At over 5200 events around the world, people gathered to call for strong action and bold leadership on the climate crisis.

Cameron Russell so inspired by the pictures she saw coming in from around the world on 350.org's Global Day of Climate Action, that she wanted to help. While the one-day event was called 'the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history,' we know that not everyone reads the newspapers. So we figured we'd try to get the point across the best way we know how--with clothes, or really, with the lack of clothes. We hope you'll get the point--feel free to watch it twice in case you got distracted the first time.



350.org is an international campaign dedicated to building a movement to unite the world around solutions to the climate crisis--the solutions that science and justice demand.

Our mission is to inspire the world to rise to the challenge of the climate crisis—to create a new sense of urgency and of possibility for our planet.
Our focus is on the number 350--as in parts per million, the level scientists have identified as the safe upper limit for CO2 in our atmosphere. But 350 is more than a number--it's a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.

To tackle climate change we need to move quickly, and we need to act in unison—and 2009 will be an absolutely crucial year. This December, world leaders will meet in Copenhagen, Denmark to craft a new global treaty on cutting emissions. The problem is, the treaty currently on the table doesn't meet the severity of the climate crisis—it doesn't pass the 350 test.

In order to unite the public, media, and our political leaders behind the 350 goal, we're harnessing the power of the internet to coordinate a planetary day of action on October 24, 2009. We hope to have actions at hundreds of iconic places around the world - from the Taj Mahal to the Great Barrier Reef to your community - and clear message to world leaders: the solutions to climate change must be equitable, they must be grounded in science, and they must meet the scale of the crisis.

If an international grassroots movement holds our leaders accountable to the latest climate science, we can start the global transformation we so desperately need.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Terry Richardson for Purple Magazine!

Terry Richardson is one of my favourite Photographers, as all he does is get models drunk, gets them naked and takes photos! 
In the latest of Purple Magazine he produced something a bit tamer, but still 'down right dirty'
These shots look alot clearer and polished than usual!
Abbey Lee looks amazing as always! <3
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Katherine Fleming

I commute to WOMEN every day from Massapequa Park. In the morning I carry my wallet, a beverage (Tab, Fresca or Diet Coke), something to read (The New Yorker or a library book) and a snack for later in the day (an apple, carrots, banana or Fruit Roll-Up).

Lately I have been carrying my belongings in a vermillion leather hobo bag.

Last night I dreamt that I purchased a maroon bowling bag from Prada's spring 2000 collection at my neighbors estate sale. For nine long years that bag has been on my mind, the bag Robert Wyatt photographed on Sierra Huisman.

But that was just a dream.

So, tell me how long before the next one ?

Bag deigner Katherine Fleming will be taking appointments for her sample sale next week.





Katherine Fleming
5 Crosby Street, #6B
New York, NY 10013
Phone # (212)226-5436
Email: Sales@KatherineFleming.com
Website: KatherineFleming.com



November 2009 German Vogue cover, Katrin Thormann, Ph: Sølve Sundsbø

Sølve Sundsbø photographed Katrin Thormann for the November 2009 German Vogue cover on April 20, 2009 in Paris.

November 2009 German Vogue cover
Model: Katrin Thormann
Photographer: Sølve Sundsbø
Stylist: Marie Chaix
Location: Paris

America's Sweetheart

Judy Garland by George Hurrell , circa 1944:




Justin Teodoro

Justin Teodoro, an artist and fashion designer living and working in New York City, generously donated his talent by drawing the Planet Awesome Kid logo:



Please check out his art and inspirations on his blog, justin-teodoro.blogspot.com/.

French Vogue November 2009 cover & editorial preview: Isabeli Fontana, Ph: David Sims, stylist: Carine Roitfeld

David Sims photographed Isabeli Fontana for the French Vogue November 2009 cover on July 19 +20, 2009 at Milk Studios, Studio #1 with stylist Carine Roitfeld.

French Vogue November 2009 cover
Model: Isabeli Fontana
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Lucia Pieroni
Scan: Diorette, from The Fashion Spot

























Wednesday, October 21, 2009

www.lucybridge.com

Up Dated and Up and Running!!!


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Drama Magazine

Drama Magazine Issue 3 is finally out and it was totally worth the wait!! Any I-Phone Users, get your copy now!! 

George Craig

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Photography - Fabric Jacobs
Stylist - K A B I R
Male Grooming - Lucy Bridge
Venue - The Macbeth, Hoxton Street

Kaleioscope


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Photography - Ram Shergill 
Make Up - Michelle Webb and Lucy Bridge
Models - Luke Abbey and Solly

Metro Dome
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Photography - Ram Shergill
Stylist - K A B I R
Make Up - Michelle Webb and Lucy Bridge

French Vogue November 2009 cover preview - Isabeli Fontana, Ph: David Sims, Stylist: Carine Roitfeld

David Sims photographed Isabeli Fontana for the French Vogue November 2009 cover on July 19 +20, 2009 at Milk Studios, Studio #1 with stylist Carine Roitfeld.

French Vogue November 2009 cover
Model: Isabeli Fontana
Photographer: David Sims
Stylist: Carine Roitfeld
Hair: Guido Palau
Makeup: Lucia Pieroni
Scan: Francy, from The Fashion Spot

"Si le luxe et l'originalité sont deux traits de caractère de Vogue, ce mois-ci,nous allons plus loin et vivons la mode à l'extrême. Extrême dans les idées,
l'inspiration et la démesure", écrit Carine Roitfeld rédactrice en chef de Vogue Paris, dans l'édito du mois de novembre. Un numéro qui prône l'originalité assumée, les personnalités exacerbées et les prises de positions audacieuses. La haute couture rencontre le street style et le graffiti, les imprimés animaliers 'accumulent et se transforment en pelage camouflage, et le body painting
s'inspire des tags de Keith Haring dans la série Keith Me que l'on retrouve en couverture du magazine. Montres diamants et objets ultra-luxe nous donnent des envies de démesure, à l'image de la demeure des Rosen à New York, où l'on découvre à travers une visite guidée exclusive l'impressionnante collection d'œuvres pop art. Vogue numéro de novembre, en kiosques le 28 octobre.