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L'Wren Scott Commits Suicide

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L'Wren Scott, born, April 28, 1964, was the adopted daughter of Ivan and Lula Bambrough who practiced the Mormon Faith. It is reported that she was found dead in her New York Apartment. She apparently hung herself with a necktie. Suicide is a sin in the Christian faith and that’s what makes her actions so surprising. When a talented star’s light fades so tragically from this earth, it is best that she is remembered for the way she lived and not how she died.
Raised in Roy, Utah, her name was Laura "Luann" Bambrough. Laura reached 6 feet in height by her twelfth birthday and it was no surprise when she left Utah for Paris to study and pursue a career as a model. She was spotted sk iing in Utah by photographer Bruce Weber who encouraged her to move to Paris. It was Weber who photographed her for Calvin Klein.
She changed her name to L’Wren Scott which she used as an artistic name. It is ironic that the 6 foot 3 inch statuesque beauty would change her name to L’Wren. Wrens are small inconspicuous birds with notably bold behavior; they sing loud and often complex songs. Scott means painted warrior and indeed she was one in the fashion industry. She made a big noise with her bold, beautiful and sometimes complex creations. Her fashions were sported by First Lady, Michelle Obama and well known celebrities; Madonna and Julia Roberts. One can only speculate as to why she chose the name L’Wren Scott but lived up to her name and went on to work in Paris for Thierry Mugler and Chanel, as well as model for such renowned photographers as Guy Bourdin, David Bailey, and Jean-Paul Goude.
She returned to California in the 1990’s as a stylist. She eventually became a highly influential celebrity stylist. Scott designed costumes for such films as Diabolique (1996 remake), Ocean's Thirteen, Eyes Wide Shut, as well as Shine a Light, a documentary by Martin Scorsese about the Rolling Stones, with Mick Jagger. L’Wren and Mick were in a relationship for approximately ten years where she became known as Mick Jagger’s girlfriend.
Scott established her own company, LS Fashion Ltd. that operated primarily out of New York. Its UK operations were incorporated July 7, 2006. Scott is credited for the "Little Black Dress"; her first collection as a clothing designer. It was launched in 2006. The collection presented an array of black dresses, including her now famous "Headmistress" dress worn by Madonna. In 2010, Scott collaborated with Lancôme to design a capsule collection for the 2010 holiday season featuring a lipstick in Scott's signature bordeaux color. In May 2011 Scott launched her first collection of handbags at Barneys New York. She collaborated with Banana Republic with an exclusive holiday collection including apparel and accessories for women
The four major current fashion capitals are acknowledged to be Paris, Milan, New York City, and London, which are all headquarters to the greatest fashion companies and are renowned for their major influence on global fashion. Fashion weeks are held in these cities, where designers exhibit their new clothing collections to audiences. In February 2014, the London Fashion Week showing off her fall 2014 collection was cancelled. Her company, LS Fashion Ltd., nearly $6 million in debt, had been accumulating losses since 2009. Scott reportedly planned to announce in March 2014 her company would be shutting down.
Allegedly her last post read, “Fashion is the armour to survive the reality of life.” Despite all of her accomplishments she found no solace and it is reported that she ended her own life. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, loved ones, colleagues, friends and all who knew and loved her.

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