Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Like Tree26Likes

Thread: Dead Socialite Attends Her Wake Upright and Dressed to the Nines

  1. #1
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    50,858

    Default Dead Socialite Attends Her Wake Upright and Dressed to the Nines

    Dead Socialite Attends Her Wake Upright and Dressed to the Nines


    A famed New Orleans socialite and philanthropist made one last appearance in public—at her very own funeral wake.


    Mickey Easterling died April 14, but that didn't stop her from making a grand appearance at one last party thrown in her honor. Via the New York Post:


    Instead of a lying in a boring coffin, the 83-year-old was dressed to the nines and holding a Champagne flute during a jazzy soiree at the Saenger Theater last Tuesday, according to The Advocate of New Orleans.


    More than a thousand mourners including musician Allen Tousaint, attended the bash, paying their respects to Easterling, who was clad in an extravagant party hat, feather boa, and clutched a cigarette holder firmly in her cold left hand.


    [...]


    Easterling's makeup artist said that he dressed her for the specifically for the occasion. "My goal was to make her look even prettier than she was in real life," Steele told the Advocate. "Because she was a larger-than-life person."
    "It's a really nice way to say, 'The party's over.'" said her daughter, Nanci Myke Easterling."She loved the limelight. She loved the attention....She was flamboyant. She had flair. She was outrageous."


    As the Post points out, it's not the first time New Orleans has had a funeral like this:


    The occasion was reminiscent of another wake for Treme Brass Band member "Uncle" Lionel Batiste's in 2012. The deceased drummer was wearing a suit and sunglasses while leaning against a fake street lamp.
    Image via The Advocate.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  2. #2
    Elite Member witchcurlgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Acerbia
    Posts
    32,425

    Default

    top that, peaches!
    All of God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.


    If I wanted the government in my womb I'd fuck a Senator

  3. #3
    Elite Member Flygirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    2,840

    Default

    That's awesome! Good for her.

    Quote Originally Posted by witchcurlgirl View Post
    top that, peaches!
    Liza likes this.

  4. #4
    Elite Member McJag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    42,527

    Default

    It's New Orleans. No one batted an eye.
    I didn't start out to collect diamonds, but somehow they just kept piling up.-Mae West

  5. #5
    Hit By Ban Bus! rockchick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    midwest USA
    Posts
    4,428

    Default

    Now that was one crazy wake!

  6. #6
    Elite Member HWBL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    16,069

    Default

    Now, if some guy has a heart attack in the middle of having sex and drops dead on top of his partner, will the wake be him in the buff on top of a blow-up doll, because he was so good at it?
    Warren Beatty: actor, director, writer, producer.

    ***** celeb

  7. #7
    Elite Member KrisNine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Sleepy night night land
    Posts
    22,156

    Default

    This is the way to do it

  8. #8
    Elite Member gas_chick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    34,488

    Default

    Damn with that money you would have thought they could have done a better job fixing her up.
    I am going to come and burn the fucking house down... but you will blow me first."

  9. #9
    Elite Member darksithbunny's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,058

    Default

    They should have left her eyes open.
    Laurent, Air Quotes and BITTER like this.

  10. #10
    Elite Member JazzyGirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    2,063

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by darksithbunny View Post
    They should have left her eyes open.
    I would be the one screaming and running from the room.
    In all seriousness, this is quite a fabulous way to do it.

  11. #11
    Elite Member BITTER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    The remaining 25% of my stomach.
    Posts
    20,385

    Default

    She and Pimp Willie were thinking alike:
    Laurent, Beeyotch and sputnik like this.
    Good luck getting a cat to do anything let alone join in on your sexcapades. - Air Quotes

  12. #12
    Elite Member sputnik's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    fellow traveller
    Posts
    50,858

    Default

    ^^
    amazing.
    BITTER likes this.
    I'm open to everything. When you start to criticise the times you live in, your time is over. - Karl Lagerfeld

  13. #13
    Elite Member Rusalka's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Ontario, Canada
    Posts
    2,055

    Default

    This is hilariously macabre, I love it. The star of the party even in death.
    BITTER, sputnik and Laurent like this.

  14. #14
    Elite Member BITTER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    The remaining 25% of my stomach.
    Posts
    20,385

    Default

    I'm loving the dress and the boa. LOL there is even a cigarette complete with cigarette holder.
    Good luck getting a cat to do anything let alone join in on your sexcapades. - Air Quotes

  15. #15
    Elite Member southernbelle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    9,578

    Default

    She was also wearing a diamond pin that said "BITCH"

    BITTER, sputnik and Karistiona like this.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Gorilla walks upright
    By celeb_2006 in forum Pets and Animals
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: January 29th, 2011, 10:36 AM
  2. Replies: 3
    Last Post: September 6th, 2008, 04:19 PM
  3. Replies: 31
    Last Post: August 21st, 2008, 02:24 AM
  4. Tom Cruise needs to wake up his robot
    By mrs.v in forum Latest Gossip
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: February 25th, 2008, 04:26 PM
  5. New Underage Socialite on The Block
    By RaybanRocker in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 19th, 2007, 06:01 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •