evil-is-relative  asked:

So, do any of your lovely, crazy characters celebrate Heart's Day?

I imagine my TESO trio would at least. Some had better time than others… :’)

China Machado (1928–2016) | photo Richard Avedon

China (pronounced ‘Chee-na’), born as Noelie Dasouza Machado in Shanghai, China, was an iconic fashion model.

Muse to fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy and photographer Richard Avedon in the 1950s and 1960s, China Machado was the first non-Caucasian person to be featured on the cover of US magazine Harper’s Bazaar (February 1959).

In the early 1960s she became senior fashion editor, and later still fashion director, for Harper’s Bazaar, where she worked for 11 years.

–serafino-finasero 20161218


China Machado, Groundbreaking Model, Muse And Editor, Dies At 86

“Machado spent decades working closely with legendary photographer Richard Avedon, who called her “probably the most beautiful woman in the world,” according to New York Magazine.

Avedon’s striking photos of Machado appeared in Harper’s Bazaar in the late ‘50s. According to reports, the magazine initially balked at Machado’s race, but Avedon vowed to cut ties with Harper’s if it didn’t run the photos.

The images were published — one of the first times, if not the very first time, a woman of color was featured in a major fashion magazine.

Machado, who was of Chinese and Portuguese descent, was born in Shanghai on Dec. 25, 1929, as Noelie Machado…”

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Ah, yes

The “let’s see how fast I’m going to die in fire” -boss fight

Ended just as expected