Letter to Miuccia Prada

Dear Ms Prada,

I have long admired your creativity – and Prada’s timeless nylon bag – but I was disappointed to learn that instead of going fur-free, Prada has chosen merely to reduce the amount of animal pelts that it sells.

A “gradual” reduction is no consolation to animals who are languishing inside tiny cages on fur farms and being anally electrocuted and skinned alive for their fur right now. Please, I urge you to drop fur immediately.

“Humane fur” is like “merciful murder”: It doesn’t exist. Even in countries that participate in the fur industry’s Origin Assured program – which claims that animals are treated “humanely” before they’re slaughtered – investigations by PETA and other animal-protection groups have repeatedly shown that cruelty is rampant, as you can see in this brief video.

Consumers know that there’s “kind” way to kill animals for their fur, and leaders in the fashion industry have taken notice – including Burberry, Giorgio Armani, Versace, Gucci, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Stella McCartney, and many others that have banned fur.

Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,

Pamela Anderson

Pamela Anderson on never wearing leather again: 'I call myself a naughty vegan'

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I decided to become vegetarian when I was a child. My father was a hunter and one day I found a dead deer, without its head, hanging outside our home, dripping blood into a bucket. I cried for days. It wasn’t hard for me to give up something so cruel. I got my father to stop hunting, too.

I call myself a naughty vegan. I live in France, I eat croissants. I do the best I can, but I’m not a dictator. It’s a radical choice to be vegan, so I’m not so strict. Stella McCartney and Paul and Linda created Meatless Mondays, so even if you don’t eat meat on Mondays, you are still doing something good. If you’re Canadian, like me, and grew up in the coastal areas, sometimes you think if you’re vegetarian, you can still eat fish.

You learn as you go along; you make changes. I once promoted a fur line in Russia, where the market is very real because of the weather. And Barb Wire was all leather – I just didn’t think of it at the time. Today I wouldn’t wear fur, and I don’t want to glamorise it by wearing faux, but it’s still better than wearing someone’s else’s skin. I sent faux fur coats to Melania Trump and Kim Kardashian, and both have sworn off fur since. On my sons’ modelling contracts now, it says no fur. They’re both vegan, too, but I never forced it on them.

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I started with animals and moved to environmental causes with Vivienne Westwood. She and I are kindred spirits, and I’ve learned so much from her. Her message is more in-depth than the hashtag movement; you have to go further than that – we can control what we wear, what we eat. Fashion has so many new fabrics, recycled from the pollution in the ocean. You just have to be engaged with the world.

As for thinking you’ve done something because you’ve worn a slogan T-shirt or used a hashtag? You still have to take action. I’ve written to governments, delivered a petition to stop bullfighting and protested about foie gras in front of the French government.

I never thought I’d be a style icon. Early on in my career I wasn’t really a fan of clothes. I never thought much about the red swimsuit I wore on Baywatch. It was a beach show and I thought everyone was watching it for the message – it was sweet! I don’t think any of us was trying to act sexy. Maybe the producers had that in mind, but we weren’t thinking about it.

How I dress now is how I’ve always wanted to: in feminine, simple clothing, nothing hard-edged. I don’t like black; I love colours and dresses, and being comfortable. There was a time in my life when everyone was doing everything for me – even my husbands were dressing me. I don’t know where I am in my career. I was going to say I’m glad I’m at the end of it, so I don’t have to be in front of the camera for too much longer. But for the first time in my life I don’t have an army of people making decisions for me. I can finally decide for myself.

www.theguardian.com/fashion/2018/sep/19

Dancing avec les Stars

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I discovered this morning with a certain kind of humor through my representatives in France that some media are focused on my supposed salary for dals, and my representatives have been the ones to encourage me to clarify.

I personally do not pay too much attention to the tabloids.

But I’d hate for people to get the wrong impression-

there is already so much to worry about.

Of course TF1 have been very generous to all of us.

But ....

I would be very grateful if thé people spreading defamatory rumors could send me the contract(s) they are all talking about, and by the way,

it seems ? that I have signed different contracts for different amounts under different conditions?

It’s just not something I consider when I chose my projects. I always look for fun and learning something new to improve my life experience.

I have worked hard and have given a lot in my lifetime. Now is time to enjoy my new life.

And

As I've already said,

I don't think it's about winning.

But the challenge is a beautiful one.

We, the contestants,

all want to shine during the Show.

I wish everyone success and fun.

If I strive to push myself and do the best that I can do -

that’s the ultimate victory.

Knowing that I couldn’t have done any better -

that's my challenge.

And to try not to be distracted..

My family and friends hope it will be until the finals-

Life is not about money for me.

My philosophy can even upset people close to me.

I believe money is an illusion.

A symptom,

A disease actually ...

Those who know me know what

I find important -

my dedication to human, animal and environmental rights.

I will do all my best to show those who don't know me well how romantic I can be, how much I adore France my new home.

and my support of causes that are important for all of us ..

Merci.

J'ai découvert ce matin avec un certain humour à travers mes représentants en France que certains médias se concentrent sur mon supposé salaire pour Dals, et ce sont mes représentants qui m'ont encouragé à clarifier. Personnellement, je ne fais pas trop attention aux tabloïds. Mais je détesterais que les gens se fassent une mauvaise impression. il y a déjà tellement de choses à craindre. Bien entendu, TF1 a été très généreux envers nous tous. Mais .... Je serais très reconnaissant si les personnes diffusant des rumeurs diffamatoires pouvaient m'envoyer le ou les contrats dont ils parlent tous, et en passant, il semble ? cette J'ai signé différents contrats pour différents montants dans des conditions différentes? Ce n'est pas quelque chose que je considère quand j'ai choisi mes projets. Je cherche toujours à m'amuser et à apprendre quelque chose de nouveau pour améliorer mon expérience de vie. J'ai travaillé dur et donné beaucoup dans ma vie. Il est temps de profiter de ma nouvelle vie. Et Comme je l'ai déjà dit, Je ne pense pas qu'il s'agisse de gagner. Mais le défi est magnifique. Nous, les concurrents, tous veulent briller pendant le spectacle. Je souhaite à tous le succès et l'amusement. Si je m'efforce de me pousser et de faire de mon mieux - c'est la victoire finale. Sachant que je n’aurais pas pu faire mieux - c'est mon défi. Et pour ne pas être distrait .. Ma famille et amis J'espère que ce sera jusqu'à la finale- La vie n'est pas une question d'argent pour moi. Ma philosophie peut même déranger les gens proches de moi. Je crois que l'argent est une illusion. Un symptôme, Une maladie en fait ... Ceux qui me connaissent savent quoi Je trouve important - mon dévouement à l'humain, droits des animaux et de l'environnement. Je ferai tout mon possible pour montrer à ceux qui ne me connaissent pas bien comment romantique Je peux être, combien j'adore la France ma nouvelle maison. et mon soutien à des causes qui sont importantes pour nous tous. Merci

Is this Love?

I have lost all confidence
and faith in myself.
I’m ready.
To swim away.
I have prepared my boys for life best I can. A good education.
A life of love and poetic advice.
These next 10
days I will see my sons buy their first home together. I’m so proud of them.

I have paid my mortgage on my house.
I have paid my car off finally.
I’m building my parents dream house before Christmas on my property in Canada.

I should be happy. I should be on top of the world.
But I am
Sad.
Nothing makes sense.
Why?

TF1 Sept 29, 2018 (France only) Danse Avec Les Stars

I don’t think it’s about how to win or wining but if I strive to push myself and do the best that I can do that’s the ultimate success! truly knowing that I couldn’t have done any better than I did
that’s winning

Especially someone like myself-
I see myself differently in a different world.
That attitude that kind of mindset is different and beyond most individuals
who are satisfied with just being there “in the moment”....

Since I am dancing
I will freaking dance my ass off -
dance my heart and soul out!
I will have an out of body experience as if it was the last time I’ll ever dance in my life.

What would that look like? We will see. I don’t know either.

I will find that energy and embrace it this is another beautiful opportunity in life where once again I can touch the sun!
I want to amaze -
this is what I want to do -

I want to fly like a bird.

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