Monday, March 17, 2014

L'Wren Scott : You Will Be Missed

(photo: Rex USA)

Gracious, elegant, demure, and kind.  L'Wren Scott was the epitome of class and sophistication.  A designer first, Mick Jagger's girlfriend second, and a charming icon always, L'Wren's tragic passing today has come as a shock to the fashion community, and the stars like Nicole Kidman and Sarah Jessica Parker who adored her and her creations.

(photo: Evan Sung for New York Times)

The immediate impression L'Wren Scott made was with her height.  She was 6'3" tall, and strikingly beautiful.  When she entered a room, one couldn't help but be drawn to her.  But beyond her physically commanding presence, which was balanced by her humor and kindness, Ms. Scott was a natural talent in the realm of designers.  She did not study fashion or apprentice with another designer, but rather became one through the study of living an amazing life.  She says of her growing up, adopted and raised in Utah, that her mother taught her she has to go out and grab what she wants out of life.

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And she did.  In her 20's she was styling Julia Roberts and working alongside Elizabeth Taylor, and soon started her own collection.  And of course, L'Wren Scott was also famous for her long term relationship with Mick Jagger, for whom she recently designed for.  But make no mistake, her success as a designer is entirely her own.

Nicole Kidman wearing L'Wren Scott's design (photo: Rex USA)

Her philosophy?  That a woman should be seen as beautiful for her confidence and grace, and that the clothes should accentuate that, not distract from it.

And that's what made her so remarkable.  She was striking, yes, but grounded.

"Because it's about the girl.  It's about the woman.  It's not about what I did."

L'Wren Scott, we thank you for your spirit and class.  For your dedication to your art and for living your life as an inspiration to all of us.  You will be missed, but your legacy will live forever.

Posted by:  Spankie Valentine

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