Today I had a photo shoot for StyleBermuda, shot by the talented Alex Masters. It was for a story coming out in a couple of weeks entitled "Screen Siren: An homage to former film legends". It's a photo story and interview and I replicate famous women from the 40s, 50s and 60s. I'm looking forward to seeing the final images.
Today in 1975 Arthur Ashe became the first Black man to win the Wimbledon singles title. I actually have his autobiography "Days of Grace" and have been meaning to read it for some time. Perhaps this summer is that time. Yes, I'll start it today. Arthur died of AIDS after contracting HIV through a contaminated blood transfusion. I have known quite a few people who have sadly succumbed to the disease and the search for a cure is something I hold very close to my heart and dream of everyday. I get tested every 6 months religiously and encourage you to do the same.
The cartoonist Bill Waterson was born today, July 5th, in 1958. He is the man behind the absolutely, utterly brilliant Calvin & Hobbes. The thing I love about Calvin & Hobbes is that I enjoyed it so much as a child, and that enjoyment hasn't withered at all into adulthood.