Life Magazine, the photojournalism magazine, was launched as a weekly publication by Time Magazine owner Henry Luce in 1936. When I worked at People Magazine, which was started many decades later by the same corporate parent, I was based in the Time-Life building.
Some of the most famous photographs ever taken were first printed in Life, including Alfred Eisenstaedt’s photo of a sailor kissing a nurse in celebration of the end of World War II.
Given Life’s impressive history, my heart nearly jumped out of my chest when I recently saw a September 2008 Fashion Week photo of me on the website.
Maybe it’s meaningless. Maybe when Andy Warhol said, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes,” he meant to say, “In the future, everyone will be on Life.com and feel world-famous for 15 minutes.” If so, don’t tell me. Allow me to have my delusions of grandeur while you enjoy a musical interlude.
UPDATED TO ADD: In addition to the Wendy Brandes for Francis swear rings, I’m wearing my own Cleopatra necklace and my one-of-a-kind onyx, tsavorite and diamond skull ring. The dress is an Ossie Clark I’ve worn many times.