"If you don't wear lipstick, I can't talk to you"- Isabella Blow
Isabella Blow (1958-2007), the woman who jump started the careers of Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy, discovered Stella Tennant and Sophie Dahl and worked for various fashion magazines including American Vogue. She always pushed fashion to the limits with her outrageous outfits and hats. If you have a chance I strongly recommend her biography Blow by Blow, written by her husband Detmar Blow. It is a very honest and moving account of her career in fashion, her personal life and battle with depression.