The devastating news of the death of L’Wren Scott has sent waves of shock and compassion through the worlds of fashion in New York and London. The loss of such a figure of grace, fun, and multidimensional talents seems incomprehensible. Always poised, always publicly reticent and privately considerate of her clients and friends, L’Wren was a self-made designer who was proud of building an independent business, which she kept scrupulously separate from her status as the girlfriend of Sir Mick Jagger. “I am doing this with my own money,” she said, on launching her own collection in 2006. “My life’s always been like that. It’s how I was raised.” – Vogue Magazine

I saw a quote on Tory Johnson’s Instagram which so eloquently described this tragic situation. It also made me wonder what we can do as a society to address and prevent suicide. How can we help a loved one who is hurting to heal before it’s too late?

Thank you Tory, for the smartest words that can be said during a situation such as this.


RIP L’Wren Scott, female entrepreneur, gone too soon.