Big Cat Shenanigans

Lana WoodHow amazing are these photograph of these two wild cats together?!  Actress Lana Wood is caught whispering sweet poetry into a leopards ear for the 1969 issue of Italian magazine, Playmen. 
Lana Wood playing with a leopard

Lana Wood appeared in several films and television shows during the sixties and seventies.  She is best-known for her three minute long role playing the character Plenty O’Toole in the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds are Forever.  In the movie, Lana was plunged into a pool at the hands of a villain.  I suppose its much safer to stay out of the water and play with the neighborhood kittens.

Lana also gained fame by posing for Playboy naked.  Lana did make one strict condition of running her nudie photographs — Playboy must also publish some of her poetry.  We wonder what words of poetry she breathed into this big cat’s ear…

Vivienne Westwood wants YOU

page_va_fashion_vivienne_westwood_01_1209061522_id_564674Calling all poets and scribes. Vivienne Westwood wants YOU.  No, we’re not off our rocker, she actually does, and it’s all in attempt to campaign against climate change.

Ever the activist (and a poet herself, didn’t you know?) the punk designer is calling out to young Londoners, asking them to put pen to paper in support of her Climate Revolution campaign, while channeling her mantra of, “buy less, choose well, make it last.” Here, here.

Coming up quickly off the back of Prada’s recently launched writing contest, Westwood reminds us, “the world needs poets.” Working in collaboration with YouYou Mentoring, the poetry competition – sorry, “literary project” – is open to 17-to-21-year-olds, and the prize is a series of mentoring master classes. As if Dame Westwood’s golden seal of approval wasn’t enough? Reckon you’ve got what it takes? You’ve got until June 24 to pen your piece. (Telegraph) (Refinery29)

Email entries to getinvolved@youyoumentoring.org.uk

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Calling all poets and scribes. Vivienne Westwood wants YOU.  No, we’re not off our rocker, she actually does, and it’s all in attempt to campaign against climate change. Ever the activist (and a poet herself, didn’t you know?) the punk … Continue reading