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Rick Owen’s wife, muse, creative collaborator and business partner, Michèle Lamy is revered as one of the fashion industry’s true eccentrics. She cuts a distinctive silhouette even in the fashion circles of Paris, owning to her singular gothic priestess look and gold teeth. Lamy first met Owens through his then-boyfriend, hiring him as a patternmaker for her own line, Lamy. At the time she was living in Los Angeles and running Les Deux Café, one of Hollywood’s true insider spots, based behind an unmarked door in a car park. Owens and Lamy moved to Paris in 2002 to reopen the furrier house Revillon and introduce Rick’s signature line, for which she is a muse and creative consultant. Lamy also works with London-based designer Gareth Pugh.

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Florence Cathedral- Italy

Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore is the main church in Florence. Construction of this Gothic style icon began in 1296, and was completed in 1436. The cathedral is not only one of the biggest churches in Italy, but one of the biggest in the world. 

The exterior of the building features marble panels, in shades of pink, green and white. The cathedrals Crypt is the burial site of Pope Nicholas II and Pope Stephen IX, as well as Filippo Brunelleschi, who designed the Cathedrals famous dome. 

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“I didn’t want my picture taken because I was going to cry. I didn’t know why I was going to cry, but I knew that if anybody spoke to me or looked at me too closely the tears would fly out of my eyes and the sobs would fly out of my throat and I’d cry for a week. I could feel the tears brimming and sloshing in me like water in a glass that is unsteady and too full.”   Sylvia Plath