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Mormons in Strange Places

March 18th, 2014 by John Mansfield

L’Wren Scott (1967-2014)

What looked like routine celebrity news (probable suicide of Mick Jagger’s girlfriend) took an odd turn. Born in Roy, Utah. Well, she is named L’Wren, but it turns out that her parents named her Laura Bambrough and called her Luann. “L’Wren” was her own invention for the fashion world.

A taste for Utah names wasn’t the only sense of the possible that she picked as an LDS girl and carried forward with added elegance: “Scott’s designs were ‘very (much) based on her own personal style … a very interesting style that combined the strict and the sexy,’ said Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. ‘Not sexiness like body exposure, but sexiness like a very strict governess. They tended to be covered up yet form-fitting and beautifully constructed, beautifully made.’ Steele said Scott’s clothes were ‘were more sophisticated than the average red carpet gown’ and added that Scott ‘had a very precise vision of what she wanted them to look like.’” (link) Some of her dresses can be seen here.

It is doubtful that one who was Mick Jagger’s girlfriend maintained much of a feeling for the gospel, but the Daily Mail raided the family photo album, and the indications are that she did keep up relations with her normal relatives in Utah. [When reading Daily Mail, I recommend moving the bikini news on the webpage's right column off the edge of the monitor screen.]

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March 18th, 2014 07:54:10
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Wm
March 18, 2014

Farewell, Sister L’Wren.


Adam G.
March 18, 2014

Very interesting, JM. God speed her.


Bookslinger
March 18, 2014

if i may quibble, her birth year is given as 1964 by several (most) sources. And, she was _adopted and raised_ in Roy Utah. I haven’t found a source that gives her actual place of birth.


Bruce Charlton
April 3, 2014

It seems that this unfortunate lady hung herself with a scarf from a door knob – i.e. in a kneeling position – which used to be extremely rare thing (especially among women), but is now increasingly common, and linked to ‘antidepressant’ (SSRI) drug usage

http://davidhealy.org/left-hanging-suicide-in-bridgend/

In other worlds, this may not be a suicide – but rather a lethal drug side-effect. However it is not currently publicly known (I don’t think) whether this lady was in fact taking “antidepressants” – I am here assuming from the stereotypical mode of suicide that she was.

Since Utah Mormons are supposedly the main takers of these medications in the USA – this may be relevant here.

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