I discovered the amazing Nancy Cunard a while ago, but due to the fails of my memory I instantly forgot her name. However, thanks to the interview Chloë Sevigny gave to UK Elle I rediscovered her.
The polifacetic Nancy Cunard was a born in 1896 into an English wealthy family. She soon rejected her background, and started fighting racism and fascism.
In the 20's she moved to Paris, where she was in touch with people like Man Ray or Aldous Huxley. This atmosphere made her publish her first poems, establishing years later the Hours Press to support young and upcoming writers and discovering people like Samuel Beckett.
Nancy dressed according 20's fashion, but her signature touch were the bangles she brought from her frequent trips.
Unfortunately, life wasn't very kind to her. During her last years, she suffered mental illness aggravated by drugs, and ended penniless.
Song: Walk away - Ben Harper