I can’t remember if it was Vogue’s Diana Vreeland, or society hostess Nan Kempner who said: “you can never be too rich or too thin,” but Anna Nicole Smith aspired to both, and had too little of either for too short a period of time.
I only met this poor woman who was the darling of tabloid trash and the object of more than just a few jeers, once. During a Fashion Week party a few season’s back, I spied her http://www.advicesisters.net/advicesisters.net/2005_09_01_advicesistersblogarchive.html wearing literally, nothing and slowly dancing on a table while wrapping herself around a column. I wanted to introduce myself, but she was zonked-out on something (or several things) and seemed so out of it (and into her own world) I didn’t want to bother her.
What seems so tragic about Anna Nicole is that she was a woman who wanted more….to be rich…to be thin. She had both, but couldn’t hold on to either for any period of time.
I learned about Anna Nicole’s death from another Nicole (who works for REDKEN) during backstage preparations for the Cynthia Rowley Runway Show last night. I guess neither of us was suprised (we both assumed it was drugs or diet pills or both) but we were sad. If Anna Nicole was just another single mother who had been through a number of ups and downs far less sensational that Ms. Smith’s we never would have known about it, or cared. Like Marilyn Monroe (and many compare Smith to Marilyn), we only know about you from what the press wanted us to think.
I hope your new baby will not just “know” you through what has been written about you. My condolences to your family and friends. I hope that they—your mother, your baby’s father, and all of those friends who know who you really are underneath the big hair and loud makeup (and sometimes outrageous behavior) will tell your child the GOOD things about you and your life.
RIP Anna Nicole.