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The sun beat down on another Karl Lagerfeld triumph for Chanel… ♥ ♥ ♥
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“Live Fast, Die Young” set the tone… …
__I’ve always wanted to become Marie Antoinette.
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what if today I don’t want to wake up?
What if I just do not feel like, and I just want to spend all day dreaming and dreaming..??
________As I did on Sunday ? ? ?
________________As Marie Antoinette used to do it ? ? ? ?
Yes. That’s more the kind of approach I guess….
welcome back Marie Antoinette„„„„,
(click here to watch the full version of this wonderful resort collection that took place in Versailles).
He’ll be from now on “MY” King of Versailles.
These pictures are just a quick resume or this talented personality, and they are with no doubts a selection of my FAv pieces.
I have a big obsession with this man.
Let the rock and roll fill in every little space of your dreamed routine. Marie Antoinette’s personalities dancing and announcing a new era of changes, of extreme luxury adapted to modern necessities. A new luxury bubble that do not want to remind hidden. An era of contrasts that transport us to the 18th century.
LONG LIVE, KARL.
WAKE UP . . . .
ON MY PIJAMAS.
__________________PIJAMA’S PERFECT OUTFIT FOR THOSE DAYS.
JUST PERFECT TO JUMP DOWN FOR BUYING CIGARETTES, DIET-COKE AND JUNK FOOD.
I swear I could do it, just today….. To wear that outfit with its whole meaning, Pijamas ouTfit??? = A DAY JUST FOR YOU. FOR YOUR DREAMS AND DESIRES.
WEDNesday, wednesday, wednesday…
(At least Monday and Tuesday passed by + we are more than half way…!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yihei….)
Anyway! Somehow i am starting to think that weekends are not long enough.
WHat would happen if someone offers to us an extra FREE day to be add to our weekend???
Let’s say it would be like an agreement…
Like an exchange:
We will deserve an “extra-yet waited-day”, if we really promise to work, (and I am saying EFECTIVE WORK, not facebook, emails, neither youtube), the 4 days restants at least 10 hours each day??? I would agree it for sure! No doubts!!!, and adding value to my proposal I think it could be a good incentive for all who go daily to work and do NOTHING. Benefits for all.
YEs. It is, but I guess until those days come I would have to continue jumping down stairs, not on my pyjamas, neither to buy just some candies, but to work!!!!!! Fortunately my bike-ride is included.
A daily rally from Moscova—->Via Solferino—-> and finally arriving to MOntenapoleone.
Then I arrive,
Quickly park + quick ciga. + the day had already passed before I could even notice…. (Not. It is not always like that, of course there I days that seems someone stopped the time, but it’s better to think positive, no?!
So lets continue with our dreamed routine,
work, work, working….. At the end is not that bad if you do “what you love”. (Hope you are part of those lucky ones.
“Trabajar no es un castigo: trabajar es respirar. Respirar es una función extremadamente regular: ni fuerte, ni suave, sino constante (…).
Hace falta ser modesto para ser constante. La constancia implica perseverancia pero, al mismo tiempo, es una prueba de coraje y el coraje es la fuerza interior que cualifica la naturaleza de la existencia(…).”
. . . . ESTA ES UNA DE ESAS VECES EN LAS CUALES SOBRAN LAS PALABRAS. NO PUEDO “AMAR” Y COMPARTIR MAS ESAS GRANDES PALABRAS.
FINALLY THE DAY IS OVER,
THE DAY IS OVER MEANING night already started, meaning that IS THE perfect MOMENT FOR those little silly but oneself-luxury-habbits..//.
the perfect moment for A GLASS OF WINE………
the PERFECT MOMENT + THE PERFECT COMPANY. . . .
THE PERFECT MOMENT TO PLAY MUSIC AND TO DANCE EVERYWHERE. . . . (on every house’s corner!) .
THE PERFECT MOMENT OF LETTING DREAMS COMING TRUE AGAIN………
THE PERFECT MOMENT OF SWEET-OLD-MEMORIES+LIFE BALANCES………………………..
L I V E - L O V E,
AND HAVE A GREAT DAY + END OF THE WEEK……………
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16th of May………….. naT.
Rudyard Kipling’s inspirational poem - ‘If’
Rudyard Kipling’s (1865-1936) inspirational poem ‘If’ first appeared in his collection ‘Rewards and Fairies’ in 1909. The poem ‘If’ is inspirational, motivational, and a set of rules for ‘grown-up’ living.
Kipling’s ‘If’ contains mottos and maxims for life, and the poem is also a blueprint for personal integrity, behaviour and self-development.
‘If’ is perhaps even more relevant today than when Kipling wrote it, as an ethos and a personal philosophy.
The poem’s line, “If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster and treat those two impostors just the same” is written on the wall of the Centre Court players’ entrance at the British tennis tournament, Wimbledon, and a part of the poem was read in the promotional video for the Wimbledon 2008 gentleman’s final by Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, the video I’ve just posted at the beginning …
Here I leave you the complete poem. Not just because I am a super poem’s freak, but because I really consider it as a must read.
(I am pretty convinced most of you already know it!)
here we go. . . . .
” If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise;
If you can dream—and not make dreams your master;
If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim,
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools;
If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’
If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch;
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!
….they didn’t agree on much. In fact they didn’t agree on anything. But despite their differences, they had one important thing in common.
THEY WERE CRAZY ABOUT EACHOTHER.
* wish you ALL an incredible end of the week . . . . . .
YES, I’m FInally back…. I’m feeling a “re.birth” .. … . . . .
(dicen que lo bueno se hace esperar…. :D
well, well, well, let’s start!!!!!!!!!
Director: (gorgeous) Pierre Debusschere
Title: “The Lake”
The Belgian Photographer Submerges French Siren Isild Le Besco in his Latest Short
(how poetic….!!! “the LAKE”…..).
From this “LAKE” (and fake) hilarious FASHION film, where a mythical sea creature catches our attention, TO A fashion film with fetish where sometimes the final purpose is missunderstood….
to conclude this first fashion videos introduction, I leave you with LAVIN.
LANVIN Spring Summer 2012 Ad Campaign I could almost start tasting summer DARK NIGHTS the first time I watched…..
Lavin recreates an exotic and festive dinner party…
Who will take a bite of the forbidden apple?: the angel or the snake???
You can always count on Lanvin to shake up the party!
AND, AS EVERY SINGLE SUMMER PARTY, IT FINALLY OCCURRED… THE LONG SUMMER NIGHT ENDS UP LETTING THE PURITY OF DAYTIME START CROSSING EVERY CORNER OF EVERY ROOM FROM ANY HOUSE FROM ANY CITY IN ANY WORLD’S COUNTRY … .
( I’M REALLY NEEDING THOSE DAYS….)
LONG SUMMER NIGHTS FOLLOWED BY SUMMER LOVERS . . . . .
J. Lindeberg shares this exclusive look from Olivier Zahm’s “The Bunker” shoot for their Autumn/Winter 2011 Biannual Book.
CLICK TO WATCH IT »THE BUNKERS«
S U M M E R ! ! ! ! ! ! !! !! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !!
SUMMER breakfasT … . .
lets GET PREPARED!!!!
then aperiTivo “cheat-chat”. . . .
Peaceful AND LONG lunch . . . .
SECRET-PLACES for being shared … . . . .
.My roads . . . .
and after all, there’s always something left….
After secret places, after delightful plans, after dreamed routines and after dreamed-dreams…
After all, it’s always yoU.
After all it’s always you AND OUR SAME STORIES……
OUR views. (not anymore “mine”).
then it arrives MY privacy.
followed by youRs.
And we suddenly realice it’s ALways better WHEN SHARED,
alWAYS WINE.. . . . .
a perfect summer is about to Come, you´ll get exactly what you’ve been dreaming with.
So start thinking…. what DO YOU DESIRE????
no matter what you are dreaming abOUT,
bUT REMEMBER WHAT THEY SAY…..
INTELLIGENCE WITHOUT AMBITION IS A BIRD WITHOUT WINGs . . . .
following Salvador Dalí’s quote,
*and, It’S OBVIOUS THAT WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE “DANGEROUS YET HATED BAD-AMBITION”,
I won’t take my wings off.
fELL in LoVe with “amBITION”…..
- “GOOD AMBITIONS”, IN EVERY FIELD WOULD PUSH YOU FURTHER!!!!!!!
GO FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
last but not least,
»» John White Alexander««
An American portrait, figure, and decorative painter and illustrator I’ve just discovered today.
He began his career in New York in 1875 as a political cartoonist and illustrator, but obviously his talent had further steps … . . .
I JUST FOUND THIS PAINT HILARIOUS……….
“REPOSE” IS THE NAME I WILL GIVE TO THIS MARVELOUS PORTRAIT, AND, FOR SURE, AFTER THE FIRST MONTHS OF A LIFE-TIME WORK, IS really WHAT I’M NEEDING NOW . . .
(Click here to see his paintings).
(I WANT TO APOLOGIZE FOR ALL THESE LONG WEEKS WITHOUT POSTING, BUT HONESTLY IT HAS BEEN IMPOSSIBLE…. EVEN THOUGH I’VE READ YOUR INBOXS AND I PROMISE NOT DELAYED ANSWER FOR EVERY SINGLE ONE!
From now on i’m afraid I will post once a week.. eventually twice, but that’s all I can give. I’m sure you will follow me as usual, isn’t??
HAVE AN INCREDIBLE daily routine. . … .…. . !!!!!!
AND HAPPy birthday mi Let.
“Love must be learned, and learned again and again; there is no end to it.” ~ Katherine Anne Porter
Emotional roller coaster .. . . . . . .
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” ~ Herman Hesse
Understanding when it’s time to let go feels like a miracle…
Miracles happen to those who believe in them. –Bernard Berenson
Sometimes the best way to achieve something BIG, to achieve a (your) “miracle” is to do something small first…
Big things aren’t created overnight – they take time. Big things are made by doing small things, one after another. It’s like this in our careers, in the goals we pursue, and in our intimate relationships.
My experience tells me that successful projects or relationships are built moment-by-moment. It’s what happens in these moments that create the foundation. Taking relationships as an example, while weekend getaways and planned date nights keep the romance alive, it’s the ordinary Tuesdays that contribute most to making a relationship last…
Relationships, friends„ family, objectives… Everything must be take into consideration, must be part of our daily routine if we really on to succeed in any of them. We have to be conscious, we have to take care, to look after, to fight for it little by little, step by step….. No distance is long enough if your tools are constant -and daily- dosis of patience, effort, passion, hard work….
As SONIA SCHAAD said, “It’s the little things that keep us together.
Those little things will make me love you forever.…
Those little things … … . . . . . . .
EXAMPLE, Amazing campaign for “daddy’s day” from ADOLFO DOMINGUEZ.
Here you have an advertising campaign for Adolfo Dominguez made specially for the occasion of Father’s Day. I loved the campaign for its simplicity and its great copys (text accompanying the image).
They start point for the campaign was: If our parents throughout the life have given us so much, it’s time to give thanks to them.
Action expresses priorities … –Mahatma Gandhi
Actions … .
THROUGH ACTIONS WE EXPRESS OUR PRIORITIES, COULDN’T AGREE MORE…
HOW YOU ACT, HOW YOU BEHAVE, WITH WHO YOU SHARE YOUR JOURNEYS, WHAT DO YOU DO IN YOUR FREE-TIME…. EVERY ACTION SPEAKS OUT LOUD ABOUT OUR PERSONALITIES, ABOUT OUR LIFE-GOALS….
ALSO, HOW HE ACT IS STRICTLY RELATED WITH OUR HAPPINESS. NO MATTER THE KIND OF ACTION, CAN BE LITTLE THINGS, ANY LITTLE BUT NICE BEHAVIOUR CHANGES OUR BALANCE… LOOKING AFTER THE OTHERS, BEING GENEROUS, MAKING SOMEONE A FAVOR, OR EVEN THE SILLY FACT OF HELPING ANYONE ALONG THE STREET GOES DEEPLY IN RELATION WITH OUR MOOD, WITH OUR CONSCIENCE, WITH OUR SELF-STEEM… IT JUST MAKES US FEEL BETTER.
LITTLE PRACTICES THAT WE SHOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION . . . . .
si el hombre pudiera levantar su amor por el cielo
como una nube en la luz;
si como muros que se derrumban,
para saludar la verdad erguida en medio,
pudiera derrumbar su cuerpo,
dejando sólo la verdad de su amor,
la verdad de sí mismo,
que no se llama gloria, fortuna o ambición,
sino amor o deseo,
yo sería aquel que imaginaba;
aquel que con su lengua, sus ojos y sus manos
proclama ante los hombres la verdad ignorada,
la verdad de su amor verdadero.
Libertad no conozco sino la libertad de estar preso en alguien
cuyo nombre no puedo oír sin escalofrío;
alguien por quien me olvido de esta existencia mezquina
por quien el día y la noche son para mí lo que quiera,
y mi cuerpo y espíritu flotan en su cuerpo y espíritu
como leños perdidos que el mar anega o levanta
libremente, con la libertad del amor,
la única libertad que me exalta,
la única libertad por que muero.
Tú justificas mi existencia:
si no te conozco, no he vivido;
si muero sin conocerte, no muero, porque no he vivido.
If a man could say how much he loves,
if a man could raise his love in the sky
like a cloud in the light;
if like falling walls,
in order to salute the truth, straightened in the middle,
he could plunge his body headlong,
leaving just the truth about his love,
the truth about himself,
which is not called glory, nor fortune, nor ambition,
but love or desire,
I would be the one who imagined;
the one who, with his tongue, his eyes and his hands,
proclaims in front of the men the ignored truth,
the truth about his true love.
Freedom I do not know but the freedom of being imprisoned in anybody
whose name I cannot hear without chill;
someone for whom I forget this mean existence,
for whom the day and the night are for me whatever he wants,
and my body and spirit float in his body and spirit
like lost logs that the sea submerges or raises
freely, with the freedom of love,
the only freedom that exalts me,
the only truth for which I die.
You justify my existence
If I didn’t know you,
I have not lived
If I die without knowing you,
I didn’t die, because I have not lived.
(from Los placeres prohibidos, 1931)
If it’s on it’s on for good
Coz when it’s gone it’s gone for good, let me tell you
And if you stayed over, you know we would, if we could … .
Breathe in the future, breathe out the past
Savour this moment as long as it lasts, let me tell you
If you go now babe we’ll never know
If you go now babe we’ll never know
If you go now babe we’ll never know
* loving this song… .
NOW ANOTHER MUSE TO TALK ABOUT,
Eleonora Carisi, is something of a wonderwoman; She owns her own store, is a model, a blogger, and a style photographer. She also does a mean deep side part and has a beauty mark that rivals Cindy Crawford’s. Oh yeah, and she’s Italian.
DO YOU NEED ANY MORE?
” é adesso, torniamo su di me …..
( now BACK TO ME. )
Today I could not get up from bed . .. .
An enormous force was “attracting” me and I could not even move…….. It wasn’t my fault so I just did what said.
Honestly there some days in which I wish something similar to the just mentioned-description could really happen……
those days would be my favorite ones.
Pijama’s party or Lover’s partY.
( Any of them could really work for me … , „ , , , , „, , „ ,
JUST IN THIS MOMENT IS WHEN I TAKE A BREAK AND SUDDENLY,
AS ALWAYS HAPPENS WITH DESTINY,
AS IF EVERYTHING WAS PLANNED BEFORE YOU EVEN REALIZE IT,
THERE IT IS……..
THE PERFECT QUOTE FITTING THOSE LAST INSTANTS……
” L O S S U E Ñ O S T A N S O L O M U E R E N
S I M U E R E E L S O Ñ A D O R … . . . ”
Y AHORA YO DIGO, COMO DE MOMENTO SIGO AQUI, SIGAMOS SOÑANDO!!!!!!
GET UP AND HAVE FUN … . .
Focus on fitness.
ALWAYS TELL THE TRUTH … .
USE KIND WORDS,
KEEP YOUR PROMISES .
Rest and RELAX.
GIGGLE AND LAUGH
EAt AND Laugh ONCE MORE…
Laugh, LAUGH, NEVER STOP LAUGHING…………
FLY A KITE,
JUMPLE IN PUDDLES,
K E E P O N D R E A M I N G … .
LIE IN THE GRASS,
PLAY THE GUITAR,
DO NOT STOP PLAYING IT … .
HOST A TEA PARTY,
H O S T A P A R T Y … . .
ALWAYS BE GRATEFUL,
DANCE IN THE RAIN,
DANCE IN THE DARK,
TRY NEW THINGS , , ,
KEEP ON TRYING,
KEEP ON DANCING,
REACH FOR THE STARS …
E N J O Y A G A I N …
GIVE THANKS …
SAY PLEASE … say always THANK YOU …
- they are and will always be “magic” words……
CARE FOR OTHERS,
FORGIVENESS IS MANDATORY. (now you know iT).
LOVE ONE BUT LOVE OTHERS … .
NOW, TELL YOURSELF YOU CAN DO THAT !
” b e w h o y o u a r e a n d s a y w h a t y o u f e e l
b e c a u s e t h o s e w h o m i n d d o n ’ t m a t t e r
a n d t h o s e w h o m a t t e r d o n ’ t m i n d ”
- DR. SEUSS
Sure I am … .!! ;p
Happy weekend and happy birthday my adorable friendS. Love you both, B & p
KONY 2012 is a film and campaign by Invisible Children that aims to make Joseph Kony famous, not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice.
»»»»»»> If you haven’t already watched this video, take 30 minutes to do so. It reveals the devastating truth of what’s been happening to children in Uganda for far too long and by spreading awareness, you can help.
(Click here, then chose the “sharing” option. No matter if you spread it via facebook, twitter, or if you just send the link via email to your contacts. I only beg you to do it).
Being a creative professional is a lot like being a superhero. At least, that’s how I feel when I lie awake wondering how to apply my abilities to make a positive impact on my world.
It’s people like Jason Russell and his colleagues at Invisible Children that show me how it’s done. Invisible Children’s latest project, Kony 2012, is a bold campaign and film that promotes the capture of war criminal Joseph Kony. With 3.7 million views on Vimeo in the past two days alone, I’d say the project is already meeting its goals.
YSL 2nd Return. So the expected has come to pass
Hedi Slimane has been named the new creative director of Yves Saint Laurent. The designer, who helmed the menswear division of the label from 1997 to 2000 before taking over at Dior Homme, will have “total creative responsibility for the brand image and all its collections” PPR chairmanFrançois-Henri Pinault said in a statement today.
“As one of the most important French fashion houses, Yves Saint Laurent today possesses formidable potential, which I am confident will be successfully harnessed and revealed through the vision of Hedi Slimane,” said Pinault, chairman and chief executive officer of PPR - which controls YSL along with Gucci, Balenciaga and Bottega Veneta amongst others.
“qué felices, qué caras más tristes,
qué caras más tristes …
“qué felices, qué caras más tristes,
qué caras más tristes …
(Thanks to Hedi Slimane’s-AMAZING-photographs).
performing Julian Casablancas for MSGM - Eva Fontanelli …
Eva Geraldine F. is Editor at Elle Magazine in Italy and is one of the most loved and photographed editor…. DISCOVER FONTANELLI.
TODAY just some MUSED AND news … . .
Loving Sarah-Jane Clarke & Heidi Middleton’s glamorous Chandelier
- Co creators of Sass & Bide ♥
Charlotte Casiraghi per Gucci
La principessa sarà volto della nuova campagna Forever Now (FULL ARTICLE HERE)
MARIA DUEÑAS JACOBS
Accessories Editor, Glamour Magazine U.S.
FASHION WEEKS REVIEWS YOU SHOULD NOT MISS … . . . .
FASHION WEEK ……….
2. Milan Fashion Week Crib Sheet … . .
FASHION WEEK … . .
Name: Roanne Adams Wahba
Hometown: Greenwich, CT
Current Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Day Job: Creative Director of RoAndCo
Daily Uniform: Skinny jeans, boots, a button down, a blazer, sunglasses and a leather jacket.
My go-to five-minute meal: Banana and strawberry rice milk protein shake.
< «« CONTINUE READING…….
but we already knew IT … .
YEAP!. »»> I WOULD LIKE TO END TODAY’S POST SHARING WITH YOU THE LATEST BLOGS I’M REALLY INTO …
AFTER THAT, just WISHing YOU ALL A HAPPY tuesdaY.
simple, yet elegant…..
Let’s meet tomorrow here, i’m dreaming about piNiCs … Bye-bye Amore.
HAUTE DESIGN … … 1sT blog.
Rue Vintage 74 … . 2nd ONE. (AND SURELY MY FAVORITE ONE).
3rd, but not least - Contemporary Standard …
** I Love elegant interiors,
I love interiors with “soul”,
I LoVE THOSE meeting places where peace, laughs, and gossips live together under the
same HOUSE RULES:
1-LOVE EACH OTHER….. (NO MATTER WITH WHO YOU ARE LIVING WITH!
2-HOLd your head HIGH.
3-Laugh a LOT. (If possible more than A LOT!!!!!!)
4-pick up yourself
5-try everything once . . (at least! and please DO NOT GIVE UP)
6-do not play the ball in the house.
7-Chew, swallow if necessary, speak out loud…. whatever, but ALWAYS TELL THE
8- BE RESPECTFUL
9-KEEP YOUR PROMISES … .
10- TRY ALWAYS TO FORGIVE EVEN WHEN ITS HARD..
11- DO WHAT YOU LOVE,
AND……… LAST ONE,
IN A WHILE ! ! !
Same bed, same room, same time…. Routine catches our lives without even having time to realize it.
And suddenly it happens.
There you are, trying to know how you got there,
YOU are what you do.
You are not what you think, or what you feel, or what you say, you are what you do. Actions do indeed speak louder than words. If you are unhappy with a particular part of your life, take a strong look at what you are doing to be happier.
When did you chose that road,
when did you took that direction,
when was the last time you were happy and motivated…
Then -as always happens with life’s rules- is the moment to take decisions.
So many questions flying around your dreams and your objectives, but only one keeps on out there dancing and dancing…. “where am I going”, and for sure, “WHY….”
Life’s two most important questions are “Why?” and “Why not?” The trick is knowing which one to ask. Understanding why we do certain things is the first step to change. Until we understand what motivates us, what we get from doing a particular behavior, there is no momentum to begin the change process. Likewise, by asking “Why not?” we begin assessing the risk versus reward aspect which can lead to bringing about productive change in our lives.
The most secure prisons are those we construct for ourselves. What is your fear of change costing you? Too often what keeps us stuck is the belief we can’t move forward. Our head-trash tells us we are not worthy to have our heart’s desire. This fear; this incarceration, prevents us from breaking free and having the life we desire. Remember this: Before you can do anything, you must be able to imagine it.
And then, my last advice would be “patience”, only that my friend…..
(if you ever read “Con ganas, ganas” you will understand how important it is to remain patient, to be constant, to work hard day a day knowing that you will only get forward little by little, little by little but non.stoping. That’s the key.
*By the way, if you have the opportunity read that book. I’ve read it once a few years ago and it’s the third time I’m reading it now,. A mix between a history-school-book and a girl-diary would be no other but the perfect description for its actual appearance…(Notes coming along every single paragraph make me being conscious about how many things I have still to remember…
Patience…. that’s the word I should burn -if necessary- into my head…
No road is long enough, and the ones that -actually- are so, doesn’t take you to the same place, OR, AT LEAST, THEY DON’T DO IT WITH THE SAME “LIVED-EXPERIENCE”….
PLANES DE FUTURO O PLANES EN GENERAL….
simplemente “planes” …
TENER OBJETIVOS. PLANIFICACIONES.
PLANES PARA NO PERDER EL SENTIDO DE LA REALIDAD…
PLANES PARA EXIGIRNOS,
PLANES PARA ILUSIONARNOS….
“SI PIENSAS QUE ALGO VA A SUCEDER,
Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing WAs given a (tattooed) hand with the Baroque cuffs that wERE accessorizing his past-Thursday show. Rousteing cited Elizabeth Taylor and Fabergé among his fall inspirations.
__The new era at Paris’s sex-charged fashion house Balmain is beginning to take shape, with 25-year-old Olivier Rousteing who was tapped, last April, as the label’s new designer. Rousteing, who joined Balmain in 2009 and is currently in charge of women’s wear, replaces Christophe Decarnin, who left earlier that month -April 2011- due to strategic disputes with chairman Alain Hivelin. Before joining Balmain, Rousteing worked for five years at Roberto Cavalli, which should serve him well in delivering the decadent rock-inflected glamour that became the label’s trademark under Decarnin.
“SI PIENSAS QUE ALGO VA A SUCEDER,
buon inizio di settimana … ♥ ♥ ♥
Love is passion, obsession, someone you can’t live without.
I say, fall head over heels. Find someone you can love like crazy and who will love you the same way back.
How do you find him? Well, you forget your head, and you listen to your heart. And I’m not hearing any heart. Cause the truth is, honey, there’s no sense living your life without this. To make the journey and not fall deeply in love, well, you haven’t lived a life at all. But you have to try, cause if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.
… if you haven’t tried, you haven’t lived.
you’ve got the KeY to make things happen …
*Everyone else is jusT passing through …
l i f e i s n o t m e a s u r e d b y t h e b r e a t h s w e t a k e ,
r a t h e r i n t h e m o m e n t s t h a t o u r b r e a t h a w ay . .
DANCE, LIKE NO ONE WAS WATCHING WHILE YOU DO….
SING ? SING LIKE NO ONE’S LISTENING….
LOVE LIKE YOU’LL NEVER BE HURT
TRY LIKE YOU’VE NEVER FALLEN….
PLAY LIKE THERE’S NO WINNERS
BEHAVE LIKE DADS WATCHING,
DREAM…. DREAM WITHOUT LIMIT
GIVE LIKE YOU HAVE PLENTY
AND PLEASE SMILE…….
SMILE TILL YOU FACE HURTS. Someone once said…. “You are never fully dressed without a SMILE”, I could not agree more.
* * * Wish you all an AMAZIng + unforgettable weekend
Yo también puedo escribir una jodida historia de amor”
Esto fue lo que soltó el escritor Carlos Salem, el Bukowski de Malasaña, dando un sonoro puñetazo a la barra del bar, cuando un amigo le comentó durante una noche de borrachera que jamás sería capaz de escribir una historia de amor bonita.
O una historia de amor a secas.
Estoy pensando en esta anécdota que dio origen al libro que estoy (re)leyendo estos días, mientras espero a que me traigan el café que acabo de pedir.
La camarera, con cierto aire chulesco y mascando un chicle de menta tal y como haría un koala con una rama de eucalipto, deposita mi café en el único rincón que queda libre en la mesa entre tanto periódico abierto.
Estoy sentado en MI mesa, que da a una gran ventana desde la que puedo ver la calle Alcalá con el Retiro de fondo. Lo cierto es que no se trata de MI mesa strictu sensu, sino que existe un acuerdo tácito con el resto de camareros y parroquianos, como ocurre con el sofá de Friends del Central Perk, para que yo ocupe esa mesa cuando voy. Me la he ganado a base de cafés y gin tonics.
- Aquí tienes tu cortado- me suelta la camarera, sin mirarme, inundando el plato del café desbordante de la taza.
Odio cuando ocurre esto.
Y, como siempre, me lo han puesto a una temperatura fantástica para hervir una langosta pero no tanto para beberlo sin sufrir quemaduras de tercer grado en el esófago.
Mientras espero a que el café se enfríe , clavo la vista en la enorme ventana, tal vez por encontrar inspiración mientras veo a la gente pasar por las frías calles.
Y de pronto, el mundo se detiene en seco, y con él, el ruido del bar, los coches de la calle, la hoja que se cae de aquel árbol y el viento.
Porque estás ahí de pie, esperando un taxi, y es como si el tiempo no hubiera pasado, o como si hubiera pasado y te hubieses estado arreglando desde aquel último día que te vi, porque estás obscenamente guapa. Ridículamente guapa. “Pongan-aquí-el-adverbio-que-quieran” guapa.
Doy un pequeño sorbo al incandescente café, sin apartar la mirada de ti, y me siento como uno de esos policías de las películas americanas, observando a través del cristal por el que puedes mirar y oír al sospechoso a punto de ser interrogado, mientras estudio tu lenguaje corporal y tu forma de ponerte de puntillas para ver si viene un taxi libre.
Y empieza el interrogatorio.
Y me pregunto qué te parecerá el nuevo James Bond, tú que fuiste siempre tan de Pierce Brosnan. Me pregunto con quién beberás las copas ahora hasta las tantas y si sigues defendiendo que DINOSAURIO es una opción perfectamente válida como animal cuando juegas al STOP.
Me pregunto si seguirás oliendo a Nivea, si continúas diciendo que has perdido el móvil de cada restaurante del que sales, si sigues siendo tan nefasta jugando a las palas y si sabes que por fin me leí el puto libro de los Pilares de la Tierra y que tampoco me gustó tanto porque cada página me recordaba a ti y que me acabó dando igual la construcción de la catedral porque yo siempre fui más de empezar las casas -y las catedrales- por el tejado. Como aquel tejado al que te daba miedo subir pero desde el que se veía todo lo que había que ver por la noche. Y tú me preguntabas por las estrellas y yo me inventaba los nombres, las historias y el origen de cada una solo para impresionarte. Siempre fui un farsante con gracia. Pero eso ya lo sabes.
Y me pregunto si te sigue poseyendo el espíritu megalómano y conquistador de Gengis Kan cada vez que juegas al Risk. Me pregunto si te sigue gustando Viggo Mortensen, las canciones de Norah Jones y beber el café frío. Me pregunto si sigues manteniendo que el helado en tarrina es una blasfemia y el cucurucho de chocolate, una excentricidad. Me pregunto si te seguirá extrañando que me guste Tom Waits. Me pregunto si alguna vez supiste lo que me encantaba que untaras la mantequilla a las tostadas y lo bien que te quedaba el olor a pan quemado.
Me pregunto si sabes que la vida son dos cafés. Un café como el cortado que me acabo de tomar. Así que ya solo queda uno. Y tú te has subido a ese taxi. Y tal vez no vuelva a verte en años.
Y me pregunto si sabes que eres mi jodida historia de amor. O mi historia de amor jodida.
Nos bebemos en los bares, querida.
Paramore | Misguided Ghosts
I am going away for a while,
but I’ll be back don’t try and follow me,
‘cause I’ll return as soon as possible.
See I’m tryin’ to find my place,
but it might not be here where I feel safe.
We all learn to make mistakes.
And run from them,
with no direction.
We’ll run from them,
with no conviction.
I’m just one of those ghosts,
Don’t need no roads,
in fact they follow me.
And we just go in circles.
Now I’m told that this is life,
and pain is just a simple compromise,
so we can we get what we want out of it.
Someone care to classify,
a broken heart and twisted mind,
so i can find, someone to rely on
And run to them,
full speed ahead.
Oh, you are not,
We are just
The ones we trusted the most,
pushed us far away.
And there’s no one road,
we should not be the same.
But I’m just a ghost,
and still they echo me,
they echo me in circles.
wiTh this song I just want to start apologizing……. Several emails have been the ones received asking the reason of these last weeks missing-posts……. Well, there is not really “an answer”„, It has been many things together at the same time…
I just want to say “THanks”… YES!!!!! Thank you for all the messages received…..
I have to say it’s quite inspiring and emotional at the same time knowing not only that you follow my daily posts but that you “need them” as someone said…hahahHAHAhaa… Maybe “needing” is too much! ;)
Interiors with “a view” … .
And what a view indeed…
A view of the mountains or of the city streets? A view of a lake or rolling hills in the country?
Views are such a large part of where we live, and where we choose to live. They can alter how we feel—a city view may energize and motivate (even after a long work day), as where a view of the countryside may relax and rejuvenate.
This wouldn’t be a bad option. Are you ready to start your “every journey”?
*******listen to »this song« before you continue readinG.
Try to imagine this song playing out loud meanwhile you are thinking, analyzing and having breakfast on this awesome “petit-terrace”….
“ Ho sbagliato tante volte ormai che lo so già … . .
… . can you believe it??? It’s already 10.18 and I still in bed having breakfast. Obviously I woke up before, but I’ve been reading and watching the latest fashion shows…
Talking about Fashion Shows, and as MFW (Milan Fashion Week) have just concluded I want to share with you this video… The front row at Milan Fashion Week gives opinion. The theme is what they really think about Italian style….
(click on the following link to jump to “YOutube)”
(HEyyyyyy!!!!!!!!….If you missed any show you can catch up your fav.maisons here)
Can’t believe these days where glamour is all around have already gone…
Next distraction? PARis… “Siempre nos quedará Paris”.
Paris Fashion Week, and -of course- back to Milano, grazieeee!! In one month…”Salone Internazionale del Mobile”.
Start the countdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And from Design - Back to Fashion again…
Who is him??
Let analyse… MILAN — It’s been an electrifying season of surprising fashion comebacks.
- Stefano Pilati will step down from his role as creative director at Yves Saint Laurent on Wednesday, WWD reports, and present his final collection for the house in Paris on March 5. The announcement follows years of rumors about a rift between Pilati and the fashion house, particularly with former YSL executive Pierre Bergé, who was hardly discreet about his disapproval of Pilati’s work (he notoriously excluded Pilati from the gala invite list — horrors! — for the YSL retrospective exhibit at the Petit Palais in Paris in 2010). Even Saint Laurent himself expressed dissatisfaction with Pilati’s designs, saying in 2005, “Some of what he does is good. Some of it is not so good.” Former YSL menswear designer Hedi Slimane is expected to fill Pilati’s position, according to WWD, although no one from YSL’s camp confirms this.
Despite criticisms from YSL’s old guard, Pilati’s work was commercially successful and, for the most part, critically well-received (he’s credited with developing particularly successful bags and shoes, like the YSL Tribute). The company’s business has consistently improved since he succeeded Tom Ford as the chief designer in 2004. In a Times profile that ran last March, he was credited with turning around a fashion house that was previously hemorrhaging around $100 million per year.
The giant game of Fashion Musical Chairscontinues….
jil Sander To Jil Sander, Raf Simons Exits…..
_______________Nourishing the story __________
PREVIOUSLY: After months of quiet on the Christian Dior creative director front, it seems a new designer might finally be at hand.
UPDATE: Raf Simons is indeed leaving Jil Sander!
Cathy Horyn ”Raf Simons to leave Jil Sander. Show on Saturday to be his last” followed by this tweet: “Jil Sander company has just confirmed that Raf Simons is leaving.” All signs are pointing to Simons at Dior…. stay tuned.
UPDATE III: Suzy Menkes writes in the Times that Jil Sander is returning to her eponymous brand as creative director, replacing Simons. If Suzy says it, we believe it.
UPDATE IV: Jil Sander confirms her return to the Jil Sander brand. “I am very happy and excited to be back. It feels like coming home after a brief journey,”Sander tells Women’s Wear Daily.
Where will Raf end??
We’re still reeling from the Jil Sander/Raf Simons switch-up, and now news comes that more key fashion players may be playing musical chairs. Uncle!
Will RAF be jumping to Dior’s desirable position?
(continue reading here)
Last BUT NOT LEAST,
The Maison Louis Vuitton revisits the business bag, offering two new elegant and contemporary styles for men in iconic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(WATCH THE OFFICIAL VIDEO HERE!!!!!!!,
*** and for those who can not miss the “behind the scenes one, clik HERE).WITH ALL THIS INTRIGUING NEWS I LEAVE YOU…. IT’S ALREADY 12.00 AND I CAN NOT STAND BEING IN BED TILL SO LATE. (IT’S WEDNESDAY…..come on!!!!!!!!).TIME TO GET DRESS … . !!!!!!!XOXO
(On the link above 2011 CCC Mont Blanc winner Emmanuel Gault explains how trail running is just as much about challenging yourself as it is about challenging nature).
Challenging YOURSELf… .
”I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career.
I’ve lost almost 300 games.
26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed.
I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed”.
Sometimes we just have to FORGET ALL THE REASONS WHY IT WON’T WORK, AND START BELIEVING THE ONLY ONE WHY IT WILL …
„, , , , , , , , , aujourd’hui dites oui à tout , , , , „,
time for ☛ … . MY NEW MUSE???????
YESSSS!!!, Caroline de Maigret ´
Here’s Caroline de Maigret ladies and gents, a woman who takes the concept of “fashion comeback” to new levels. The granddaughter of Prince Michel Poniatowski (former Minister of the Interior and Health in France), and the daughter of Count Bertrand de Maigret, Caroline began her modeling career in 1994, and instantly began working with photographers like Mario Testino, Peter Lindbergh and Terry Richardson. Shortly after giving some serious face to their famous lenses, she began to hit the catwalks, walking for houses like CHANEL, Balenciaga and Marc Jacobs. She’s launched a rock music label called Bonus Tracks Records with her partner Yarol Poupaud (they also have a sick studio inside their apartment), set up a publishing company called Yarock Editions where they produce soundtracks and music for various ads, and most importantly, she’s the proud mother of her son Anton, a kid who is bound to inherit some serious musical chops….as well as a kick ass piano. Considered a CHANEL muse, in 2011, the fashion house asked her back on the catwalk, and the fashion industry since followed.
BUT WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEANS THE WORD “FASHION”, THE WORLD “STYLE”, THE MATCH OF BOTH OF THEM TOGETHER ?
EASY, YOU JUST HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION …
FASHION IS JUST a matter of little details …
a matter of attitudes …
a matter of choice …
the result of one momenT …
just an instanT of perfect balance …
Through fashion you project yourself to the world …
You describe who you are but moreover, who you want to become …
HAPPINESS IS THE FIRST STEP TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS, TO FEEL CONFIDENT, OPTIMIST … TO MAKE THE OTHER BELIEVE IN YOURSELF …
FASHION IS THE RESULT OF EACH SOCIETY … OF ITS NEEDS,
THE RESULT OF ITS DREAMS, THEIR WORRIES, AND THEIR REALITIES …
THROUGH FASHION YOU CAN UNDERSTAND A PLACE, A CITY, AN ERA …
JUST LITTLE DETAILS THAT MAKE US DIFFERENT ONE FROM THE OTHER ONE …
THAT’S THE POWER OF FASHION, THAT IS WHY IT IS SO INTRIGUING,
SO FASCINATING …
INSPIRE FROM EVERY FIELD IT BUILDS SECONDS OF PERFECTION THAT WILL LAST FOREVER …
INSPIRED FROM OTHERS DREAMS, FROM OTHERS SENSIBILITIES, FROM YOUR SURROUNDINGS …
AND THIS IS HOW IT WORKS, YOU SUDDENLY REALISE THE POWERFUL TOOL YOU’VE GOT IN YOUR HANDS … THE ENORMOUS WEIGHT YOU’VE GOT ON YOUR SHOULDERS, THE AMAZING key THAT YOU HAVE TO HELPS OTHER PEOPLE’S LIVES …
THAT’S EXACTLY HOW THIS DREAMED STARTED …
AND THAT’S EXACTLY HOW I SEE MYSELF INVOLVED ONTO THIS ANALYZING PROCESS THAT IS WHAT FASHION CONSISTS OF, AND THAT RUNS OUT WITH NO STOP EVERY SINGLE DAY .
BELIEVE IN YOUselF …
BELIEVE … BELIEVE IN YOUR DREAMS AND TAKE THE COURAGE NECESSARY TO JUMp high enough, to drive far away . .
THEN, I will meet you just there …
I will be waiting for yOU at the end of your trip, at the end of your road …
AT THE END of our road …