Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Bianca Jagger

I just wrote this post (well more than this actually) on another blog I have just created... a blog that has something to do with the Giveaways I have in mind, to be exact. I'm still not releasing any information on that, and I'm withholding other exciting news as well. When the time is right, my friends. Although I'm sure this "other blog" wouldn't be too difficult to find. ^_~

Without further ado.. here is what I have written about Bianca Jagger - a beautiful woman and an inspiration, certainly in more ways than one.

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I found, during a search on the internet, interesting pictures of the woman Mick Jagger married - Bianca Jagger - on a website called "Fashion's Most Wanted." (Please note that I don't normally follow fashion trends, much less celebrity fashion trends. I really respect and admire the artistic aspect of fashion, but absolutely detest the "pop" aspect. Once things go "pop," everyone seems to miss the point.) I'll share a couple of pictures I found from there~

What an interesting dress!
A picture of Bianca with one of her BFFs, Andy Warhol.

Bianca at her 30th birthday party, located at her favorite hangout, Stuido 54.
She rode to her birthday party (at Studio 54) on a white horse!
One of the things I'm most interested in here at Technicolor Typecast is optimizing happiness in life. One of the ways to do that is to think outside of the box, unlimited by social labels, and simply be your authentic self. And I've noticed a lot of public figures seem to do just that - that's one of the reasons why so many of "the rest of us" are so enamored with them. It can be hard to be your authentic self, especially in our society of working 9-5 and endlessly acquiring possessions. These beautiful people - who, for whatever reason, have been able to optimize their happiness - have become something of heroes to the general populace. For the record, I'm not saying all celebrities have done this - not by a longshot!

I became curious about this woman and decided to look at her Wikipedia page. The things this woman has done and is currently doing... it took my breath away! This was the primary reason I was compelled to write this - not that I don't love sharing beautiful pictures that inspire the sort of Wedding Party I dream of. But this woman seems amazing, and instantly became somewhat of a hero to me.

Allow me to quote Wikipedia~

"Bianca Jagger is a Nicaraguan-born social and human rights advocate and a former actress and fashion icon. Jagger currently serves as a Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador, Founder and Chair of the Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation, Member of the Executive Director's Leadership Council of Amnesty International USA, and a Trustee of the Amazon Charitable Trust. Over the past thirty years she has written articles and opinion pieces, delivered keynote speeches at conferences and events throughout the world and participated in numerous television and radio debates, about numerous issues including genocide, the war in Iraq, the war in Afghanistan, the war on terror, war crimes against humanity, crimes against future generations, the Former Yugoslavia, Sri Lanka, Central America, Iran, Iraq, India, children and women’s rights, the rights of indigenous peoples, climate change, the rainforest, renewable energy, corporate social responsibility, the ensuing erosion of civil liberties and human rights, and the death penalty.
She was formerly married to Mick Jagger, lead singer of The Rolling Stones."

I absolutely love how her marriage to Mick Jagger is such an afterthought. I could tell she was optimized. ^_~

The Wikipedia article mentions that she was born in Nicaragua, and for much of her childhood her family lived on a very small income. This furthers my personal suspicion that growing up in an environment that isn't saturated with money can create powerful, intelligent people. :) And not powerful in a greedy sense -- powerful in the sense of living up to your true potential.

Much of the rest of the Wikipedia page about her is interesting. Here is what it says about a key turning point in her life, when she started moving away from her party-goer/jet-setter lifestyle and began to focus more on Human Rights, and just issues that are important to our societies and our species in general~

"In 1981, Jagger was part of a US congressional delegation stationed at a UN refugee camp in Honduras. At one point during her official visit, the entire staff saw about 40 captured refugees marched away at gunpoint towards El Salvador by a death squad. Armed with nothing but cameras to document the raid, Jagger and the delegation trailed the squad along a river towards the El Salvadoran border. When both groups were within auditory range of each other, Jagger and the staff shouted at the M-16 equipped raiders, "you will have to kill us all!". The squad released its captives and a transformation had thus begun for Jagger."

What a beautiful person. She would be wonderful to interview someday. :)

10 comments:

  1. Y'know, I have more respect for the Rolling Stones than I do the Beatles.

    And Mick Jagger, for all his swaggering strutting ways (I could henpeck THAT dude for eons about all the negative points I see), but I gotta say...the mofo's been busy over the years.

    Bianca Jagger is just as busy and, from a purely third-party point of view, is completely perfect for him. Hell, she LOOKS like she digs a good party, and she'd have to be to be the wife of a Rockanrolla as hardcore as Mick Jagger.

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  2. Not the first time I hear about her but the first time I see her, she's very beautiful much more than I expected.

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  3. Bianca seems pretty cool. I didn't know anything at all about her until I read this.

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  4. I never new any of this! Thanks for informing me.
    I'm gonna have to read more about her! (on wikipedia)
    That last part about her and the entire staff going to save those 40 people amazed me! I wonder how few people I know would have the guts to do that! She is quite brave! (and a snappy dresser!)

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  5. just be yourself and you can stop worrying about what everyone else thinks :)

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  6. Wow, this is an inspirational person. I love her already. She's an educated and ballsy underdog who fights for others rights and that couldn't be more wonderful. We have to be thankful for people like her!

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  7. wOW bianca seems like an awesome person to be with "] Great post! +followed

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  8. She was definitely a fashion icon in her day. I feel sorry for anyone who was married to Mick Jagger. He was not known for his fidelity.

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  9. Huh, quite an incredible woman.

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