Friday, December 12, 2008

Bye-Bye Bettie Page...


I was so sad to hear last night that Bettie Page passed away at the age of 85. Bettie is one of my most beloved fashion icons, and I admire the way she was able to be equal parts naughty and nice, sweet and dark. Despite her fame as an S&M pinup, she was notoriously friendly, innocent, and down-to-earth. I think this paradox is part of the reason she still intrigues us. She has influenced fashion and pop culture in immeasurable ways, and she will be beloved [and missed] for a long time to come...

Check out this wonderful blog, all devoted to Bettie: The Infectious Bettie Page.

10 comments:

Savvy Mode SG said...

i heard about the news last night. she sure is a forerunner.

Paul Pincus said...

i don't know how i missed this! very sad. so influential!

Paul Pincus said...

ps do you have another weblog?! i thought i remembered reading a post on wyndham lewis?! he's one of my heroes.

[Tara] said...

Paul -- I know! Terribly sad... BTW, I do have another blog [it is on hiatus right now, LOL], and I posted one of Lewis's sketches from the Tyro on there...

Savvy -- She truly was a forerunner!

Paradis said...

Hello Tara! Nice portuguese! =)
I'm goind to add your blog in my blogroll!!!

Beijos! ;)

[Tara] said...

Paradis -- Brigada! I lived in Brazil for a while and learned a bit of Portuguese..

SOS! said...

god bless her soul. she's a legend.

xx- LJ from SOS!

[Tara] said...

SOS -- thanks so much for stopping by; your blog is insanely fun!!

Cris said...

when I read posts like this one I realise how different our cultures are!

Here in Spain no one mentioned this sad news...

I'm sorry for her and all of her fans.

Aurélie Muller said...

bettie...