Born in New York in 1931, she is the oldest working supermodel as of the Spring-Summer Collection of 2012.
She had a difficult childhood. Due to her parents’ fights she often had to stay in foster homes. Her early modelling career was not enough to support both her and her mother and she ended up being malnourished most of the time.
She started working as a fashion model at the age of 15 and gained her first Vogue cover the following year. Throughout her career she has been photographed by the likes of Horst P. Horst, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Norman Parkinson and Richard Avedon. She also was one of Salvador Dalí’s beloved muses.
hail to the Queen
With a career spanning over 66 years in the fashion world, Carmen Dell Orefice is not your regular super model. Despite turning 80 years old this week, the Italian is still very much in demand by today’s biggest designers, appearing this year in shows for Albertta Ferretti and campaigns for…
there are three ways that individuals who are oppressed can deal with their oppression. one of them is to rise up against their oppressors with physical violence and corroding hatred. but oh this isn’t the way. violence creates many more social problems than it solves. another way is to acquiesce and to give in, to resign yourself to the oppression. but that too isn’t the way, because non-cooperation with evil is as much a moral obligation as is cooperation with good.
but there is another way. and that is to organize mass non violent resistance based on the principle of love. where there is something about hate that tears down and is destructive, there is something about love that builds up and is creative. love is the only creative, redemptive, transforming power in the universe.
when you rise to the level of love, of its great beauty and power, you seek only to defeat evil systems. individuals who happen to be caught up in that system, you love, but you seek to defeat the system. you just keep loving people, even though they’re mistreating you. just keep being friendly to that person. i’m foolish enough to believe that through the power of this love, somewhere men of the most recalcitrant bent will be transformed.
edited from a november 17, 1957 sermon by dr. martin luther king, jr. photos by: 1. marc riboud of jan rose kasmir at the pentagon, october 21, 1967; 2. lefteris pitarakis in cairo, january 28, 2011; 3. guillermo legaria in bogota, october 26, 2011; 4. sergei chuzavkov in kiev, december 30, 2013; 5. william fernando martinez in bogotá, november 11, 2011; 6. reuters, kiev, november, 2004; 7. stefan stefanov in sofia, bulgaria, november, 2013; 8. john vizcaino in bogotá, november 11, 2011; and 9. hadi mizban in baghdad, january 6, 2008
ॐ fяєє ѕριяιт ॐ
Not excusing Sherlock’s drug use, but if his mind is always like this - filled with demeaning, belittling, jealous, mocking, and disappointed voices (that worse, take on the form of his friends and family) - would it be any wonder why he wouldn’t mind throwing away the “beautiful gifts” he was born with?
oh NO, this post….
Elie Saab, Fall 2013 Couture + Backs
I believe that ever american should at least watch this monologue from The Newsroom
and this is when I became a fan. it was interesting seeing how the news gets their news.
Kevin McCarthy: “I think what you’ve done here and what Andy Serkis as Gollum did is acting. In my opinion, it’s 100% pure acting. You’re creating a character and we are engaging in what you are doing. But there’s an article that came out recently about Scarlett Johansson and this movie ‘Her’ she’s in and she’s ineligible to be nominated because she just did a voice." (+)
Beyonce - Haunted
"You want me?
I want it done my way
You like it?
The bedroom’s my runway
I’m pinned to the doorway
Kiss, bite, fuck me”