Mixed Bag : Monday : Newsy Snacks For Busy People
Sheila Scotter : Such sad news that the wonderful Sheila Scotter died on Good Friday aged 91. She was Vogue Australia’s first editor in chief and launched Vogue Living as founding editor too. More via The Herald Sun.
Online Trolls : Nineteen year old Olivia Penpraze was struggling with depression, pouring her heart out on her Tumblr account for many months before taking her own life. The Herald Sun reports that Olivia’s father opened her still logged in blog to discover that not only friends were reading, but a handful of internet trolls were regularly leaving anonymous comments urging her to follow through on her suicidal thoughts. Olivia had written hundreds of posts detailing her depression and the date she would end her life, yet no one took her seriously or thought to contact a family member or teacher. Oliva’s dad, Warren: ‘If she says she is going to do something on this date they could have told us. Even if it was a false alarm, we could have done something.‘ Olivia’s Facebook page has since been inundated with tributes from her friends. Her funeral will be held on Wednesday. This is so sad and reveals just how fraught with difficulty teenage blogging can be. No longer do kids write their innermost thoughts in a lock up diary and push it under their mattress. Many prefer to post publicly instead, and I’m not convinced that’s a good idea.
Bloggers Vs The Media : I wrote about the tussle between Sea Of Shoes style blogger Jane Aldridge and various media outlets yesterday. You can read that here.
Mad Men : Janie Bryant, costume designer on Mad Men, takes us through her creative process at The Atlantic. After five years on the show she knows the characters inside and out. On Joan ”I’ve looked to Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner, Jayne Mansfield—iconic actresses with that classic hourglass shape.’ On Betty’s pink and white Derby Day dress (to series creator Matt Weiner, who though the dress was grandmotherly) ”No, you do like this dress, it’s perfect for this scene. It’s romantic, it’s everything you wanted for her first encounter with Henry, it’s amazing.’ On Don ‘…his style is very understated, very minimal. He’s all about being mysterious. For me, it’s about creating a well-tailored man.’ You can read more about Janie’s day, from napkin doodle to negligee at The Atlantic.
Matt Newton : In the wake of his Miami arrest over the Easter break, Matt Newton is convinced that the police had ‘something against Australians’. My guess is that they probably have something against drunk, yelling people. More at News.com.au.
Downton Abbey : Maggie Smith’s twinkly trouble says television executive Rebecca Eaton as she chats the new season of Downton Abbey with The Telegraph. “Maggie Smith is a handful, it’s true. She’s very difficult,” Defending the Dowager’s honour, The Earl of Grantham, Hugh Bonneville sprang to Ms Smith’s defence “Off camera, she’s naughty, funny and is the mistress of the flinty stare delicately edged with twinkle”. Not content with merely dissing the Dowager, Ms Eaton went on to spill a few beans about Season Three of Downton “Somebody will be born, and somebody will die – somebody pretty key in the cast is unfortunately not going to make it,” she said. More at The Telegraph.
Here’s Stephen Hawking’s latest appearance on The Big Bang Theory
A delicious recipe for chicken via BabyMac : Do you feel like chicken tonight?
Some kittens were saved from certain death by Melbourne firemen.
I found some cute vintage things at the market on the weekend.
Emily of Adeline and Lumiere guest blogs on The Design Files this week.
Kim Kardashian strikes out at PETA on The Today Show
Is Titanic still relevant in 2012? Do we really love Kate Winslet and Leo De Caprio as fervently?
Enjoy your Monday!
images via The Atlantic