The former actress, chef, and daughter of a Nigerian oil tycoon will become the first back marchioness in British history upon her marriage to Ceawlin Thynne, Viscount of Weymouth, as well as the chatelaine of the stunning 100,000 acre estate Longleat House. A Marchioness ranks between a Duchess and an Countess in British peerage, just so know. (Mnemonic device alert! Do Men Ever Visit Boston? Duke, Marquess, Earl, Viscount, Baron). ”There has been some snobbishness, particularly among the older generation,” she admits to Tatler this month. “There’s class and then there’s the racial thing. It’s a jungle and I’m going through it and discovering things as I go along.” (via Daily Mail)
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Omg, I’ve been nominated for WeHo’s Top Socialite on WeHo Confidential! It’s a tough field this year, I’m up against luminaries like Leona Habib, TJ Espinoza, and Markus Molinari (I don’t know any of these people), so EVERY VOTE COUNTS. Vote early, vote often, and vote for MEEEEEEE. Let’s make that smug Murray Swanby EAT MY DUST.
Happy 88th Birthday, Gloria!
Jackie O’s more fashionable little sis, Princess Caroline Lee Bouvier Canfield Radziwill Ross – or Lee as I call her – was seated front row at the Giambattista Valli couture show in Paris yesterday, giving “Who is this vulgar strumpet?” face, while Salma Hayek merrily photobombs her. Oh to be a fly on THAT wall. Held at the Hotel de Crillon, the spring/summer collection was only the second couture offering from the Italian designer. Also there: A furry Diane Kruger.
A lot of bloggers have been saying that Gaga appears to be channeling her inner Marilyn Monroe in this picture. I think she’s channeling her inner Anne Slater. And that’s a GOOD thing.
One of my favorite people EVER, Cornelia Guest aka The Deb of the Decade aka the Paris Hilton of the ’80s, the daughter of the LEGENDARY style icon C.Z. Guest and national polo champion Winston Frederick Churchill Guest, yes THAT Cornelia Guest – is PETA’s newest pinup girl. FABULOUS! Says Dan Mathews, senior vice president of campaigns for PETA: “Cornelia epitomizes elegance, privilege and sophistication. She represents a part of society that used to embrace fur. She is a great example of someone who has lived and learned.” In the ad, the 47-year-old Corny rocks a gorgeous Godiva wig and not much else, which is simply fabulous, God bless her! Although I’m probably the ONLY PERSON IN EXISTENCE who remembers that she once had a billboard on Sunset Boulevard for Aussie shampoo, featuring her with similarly cascading locks. I wonder if it was the same wig. This was during her late ’80s “Gone Hollywood” phase when she was dating Sylvester Stallone. Anybody? Anybody? Anyway, MY GOD she was fabulous. I loved her despite the fact that she was never very nice to me. In fact, whenever we were introduced she’d always sniff and say “Hullo Jane” and walk away. Jane. HA! Lately, Cornelia has been working on several animal-friendly business pursuits, including a vegan handbag collection, a signature cookie label that helps benefit the Humane Society and a catering company that relies heavily on organically grown products. In honor of THIS ICONIC CREATURE, I hope you’ll indulge me as I present you with a calvacade of Corny through the years.
Pictured: Corny with Andy, Dianne Brill, looking like Phyllis Diller with her mother, and with Boy George. There’s more pictures AFTER THE JUMP, including: Cornelia with Sylvester Stallone, Mick Jagger, Beverly Johnson, Billy Dee Williams and Grace Jones, and from a recent spread in Harper’s Bazaar.
Twinks on the scene! The ever-stylish Brandt brothers, Peter II and Harry, hit the Versace for H&M party in New York. That’s Peter with the red-collar. You remember him, don’t you? Maybe you remember the boner he had on the beach last year, after hugging his supermodel mother, Stephanie Seymour? Anyway, he’s quite the little socialite now. And with lips like that, why not? (I don’t even know what that means). His brother, in the second picture, is hugging up-and-coming fashion icon Michelle Harper. She’s kind of a big deal, even though she looks like just another club skank in this pic. Anyway, moving on. At The Immortals premiere in Hollywood last night, Henry Cavill looked incredibly dapper, as he so often does, and my favorite-named Hollywood siblings, Boo Boo and Fivel Stewart hit the red carpet. (via Just Jared and Just Jared Jr)