Women who disrupt the style status quo don’t come around that often, and when they do, they are always worth listening to. Norma Kamali is a born and bred New Yorker with a trajectory that spans the cultural highlights of the past 50 years. From 1965 to 1969, while working in the sales office of an airline, she would take up its offer of a $29 round trip to London and stay in a Chelsea boarding house every weekend. She met Jimi Hendrix at cult hang-out The Speakeasy club, later taking him shopping on Portobello Road. After college (“my mother said, “Get a job, get a job” – her mother was Lebanese, father Basque) she studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of New York where she was unimpressed by the crowd’s “Mad Men” look, “I hated fashion before [London], I didn’t [understand] these people with their matching handbags and shoes.” At the airline she would reappear back at her Univac computer with “my … [Read more...] about Meet Norma Kamali, New York’s 72-year-old swimwear queen
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The news that American actress, Rose Marie, has died at the age of 94 adds to a list of over 100 notable names from the world of entertainment, sport and politics that have died in 2017. DECEMBER Rose Marie, 94, actress and American showbiz legend Broadway and television actress Rose Marie was best known for her role as Sally Rogers on "The Dick Van Dyke Show." Born Rose Marie Mazetta on August 15, 1923, in New York, she began performing at age 3 by winning an amateur contest that took her to Atlantic City, New Jersey. During a career that spanned nine decades, Rose Marie - who went only by her first name professionally - was also famous for appearing for years on the game show "The Hollywood Squares," which featured celebrities sitting in boxes on a life-size tic-tac-toe board. Heather Menzies-Urich, 68, actress best known for her role in The Sound of Music Heather Menzies-Urich played the third oldest of the Von Trapp … [Read more...] about Remembering 102 famous faces we’ve said goodbye to in 2017
0 Have your say Once again the great and the good people of Yorkshire have been rewarded in the Queen’s New Year Honours... here is a full list. DBEThe Rt Hon Rosalie Winterton. Member of Parliament for Doncaster Central and Opposition chief Whip. For political and parliamentary service. (Doncaster)CBEMrs Dorothy Marie Brown. Director for Personal Tax Operations, HM Revenue and Customs. For services to Taxpayers. (Leeds)Peter Brown. Partner BLJ Worldwide Strategic Communications. For services to transatlantic trade, philanthropic activities and the support of British interests in New York.Mrs Sandra Jane Keene. Director of Adult Social Services and president, Leeds City Council and ADASS. For services to Social Care.David Christopher Lane. Formerly vice-president Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. For services to Childcare and Social Work. (Wakefield)Mrs Susan Jane Moore. Director, DWP Corporate Change, Department for Work and Pensions. For services … [Read more...] about New Year Honours: Full list of Yorkshire’s recipients
AS Prince William and Kate Middleton announce they're expecting their third child, the royal family's hierarchy is about to change once again.Already behind the couple's two children - Prince George, aged four, and Princess Charlotte, two - Prince Harry will be bumped further down the line by his unborn niece or nephew, and less likely to ever wear the crown.Here we look at the current line of succession within the British monarchy, and who will take to the throne if the Queen abdicates, retires or dies.1) Prince Charles, Prince of WalesBorn in 1948, Prince Charles is the eldest of the Queen and Prince Philip's four children and is set to become the next King.Aged 68, the Prince of Wales is the longest-serving heir apparent in UK history, having been next in line to take the throne since the Queen's coronation in 1952, when he just three-years-old.His age also means that should he become King, he will be the oldest person to ever be crowned the British monarch.Charles was the first … [Read more...] about Prince William and Kate Middleton are expecting their third child, but who’s ahead and behind in line for the Royal throne?
THEY are the Tory heavyweights who look set to battle it out for the keys to Number 10.But aside from their political party allegiance, Theresa May, 59, and Boris Johnson, 52, could not be more different.As the two frontrunners ramp up their campaigns to take over from David Cameron as PM and party leader, how much do you know about the dithering “Theresa Maybe, Maybe Not” and philanderer “Boris-sconi”?Here, MARTIN PHILLIPS and AMY JONES size them up. May: Upstaged Chancellor George Osborne during March’s Budget speech by leaving very little to the imagination in a push-up bra beneath her plunging red suit. Johnson: Left dangling 20ft in the air after getting stuck on a zip wire at a London Olympics celebration event in 2012, his harness crumpling his appearance and a blue safety helmet making him look particularly ridiculous as he waved a couple of Union Flags. May: Walk Like A Man from the original Broadway production of Jersey Boys.The … [Read more...] about It’s bonking Boris V kitten-heeled Theresa in the race for place at Number 10