The call came in the midst of a killer day of fitting in clients, juggling a slew of meetings with investors, web developers, and reading through contracts (all with the kind of technical and legal jargon that make my head ache). “Huh… what? Are you sure? How? I can’t do this right now,'” as if my already full schedule would somehow make the horrible truth come undone.

Social Media carries bad news fast

Social Media carries bad news fast

Denial and numbness. “Just hold it together Jewels” kept going through my mind like a mantra all day long until I could stop long enough to let it sink in. As the shock dissipates, the memories engulf me….

Astrid Wyman, AndyTaylor, me, Steve Steve Strange, and Francesca Thyssen at my wedding reception.

Astrid Wyman, AndyTaylor, me, Steve Steve Strange, and Francesca Thyssen at my wedding reception.

… the countless fun nights that faded into days, shopping until we dropped, always up to mischief, holidays and birthdays never forgotten, falling out and making up again, cruising Paris in the back of Albert’s vintage white milk truck, Crystal Rose, fashion week, boyfriends and broken hearts, The Plaza Athenee… even my parents remember you and the fabulous purple coat you wore to my wedding reception.

Thanksgiving at my place

Thanksgiving at my place 1993

There are just some people who stand out in the course of our lives, even when we lose touch with distance and take it for granted they’ll be there when we return. You may be gone way too soon, luv – but you are impossible to forget! Until we meet again, Love Jewels xo

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  • February 13, 2015
    4:09 pm

    Just read today’s morning paper and thought of you immediately. I was just listening to Visage songs yesterday while cleaning. So, so sad. So sorry for the loss of your friend. xo

  • February 15, 2015
    3:47 pm

    What a wonderful tribute to Steve Strange. I was shocked and deeply saddened after reading that he passed. I knew he’d been having health issues, but I still cannot believe that he is gone.