Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Fashion et al’s 2010 Personality du jour: Lady Colin Campbell......
**Fascinating, beautiful, bourgeois and always exquisitely turned out; –Lady Campbell never seizes to intrigue me. Born in 1949 with fused labia and a deformed clitoris in Jamaica to a wealthy Lebanese/Jamaican family, -Lady Campbell was registered and brought up as a boy [even though she was not], -until she reached 21 and had corrective surgery. A socialite –she went on to marry aristocrat, Lord Colin Campbell [who assaulted her, -then informed the press that she was a transsexual]. Today, Lady Campbell is infamous for her ‘tell-all-books’ on royalties, -notably the ‘Diana in Private’ and ‘The Royal Marriages’. I love this survivor. She is so much more than the mystery that surrounds her, plus she is -incredibly stylish. Affectionately referred to [by myself and my mates] as ‘The Yardie’ – this aristo-socialite is fashion et al’s personality du jour for 2010.......Go Lady Campbell...x
Lady Colin Campbell, (born George William Ziadie, [known as Georgie, 17 August 1949), is a British writer, biographer, autobiographer, novelist and radio interviewer, known for her biography of Diana, Princess of Wales, The Real Diana.
Campbell was born in Jamaica, the child of Michael Ziadie. The Ziadie family is prominent in Jamaica, the descendants of half a dozen Maronite Catholic brothers who emigrated from Lebanon in the early 1900s; she says they have gone from being "revered to reviled to treasured as exotica" and are a more important family than the aristocrats into whom she married. She grew up largely in the United States. In 1974 she married Lord Colin Ivar Campbell, the son of Ian Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll, and divorced him the following year.
She is the parent of two adopted Russian-born sons, has a chateau in Provence, and a maisonette in Kennington, near central London. [Credit: www.en.wikipedia.org]