Topic: Wallis Simpson

Shelved Dolls: Elsa Schiaparelli: The Best Fashion Designer AND The Best Person.

 Shelved Dolls:  Elsa Schiaparelli: The Best Fashion Designer AND The Best Person.

Elsa Schiaparelli, perhaps the most famous fashion designer of the 1930′s (Wallis Simpson was a huge fan), pretty much blows everyone else out the water. Not just “everyone else” in terms of “fashion designers”  but everyone else in terms of “human people who lived.” The new book, Shocked: My Mother, Schiaparelli, and Me - a memoir by Patricia Volk - will reinforce this sentiment over and over. And over. More »

Famous, Awesome Royal Mistresses Throughout History

Famous, Awesome Royal Mistresses Throughout History

Yesterday, we shared an incredibly stupid comment made by an anonymous feeler of feelings on whether or not men want to marry Kate Middleton. The opinion haver said: “If I was a prince I’d marry Grace Kelly or someone just beautiful like a fucking angel and then I’d have an insanely hot and stupid sidepiece for when my class-act princess wife won’t do gross stuff.” Which boils down to, when you’re a prince, you should have a beautiful, classy princess and a hot, stupid mistress. Something something Royal Wedding. Anyway. Here’s a gallery in honor of history’s best royal sidepieces. More »