Not to be sentimental, as I sound, but why the hell are we conditioned into the...– Sylvia Plath (via suzywire) (via fuckyeahsylviaplath) (via katherineanneausten) (via ppparasol) (via oldfilmsflicker) (via longlivethequeen) (via knockturn) This is rubbish. We aren’t conditioned in to anything so kind, there are wolves in those fairy tales and Jabberwocks too. Life is only dull...
Australia to ban ultra-skinny models
New code of conduct for fashion industry Mags to phase out cosmetic surgery ads Designers told not to hire skinny models SKINNY models could be banished from catwalks and magazines under a major overhaul of the fashion industry. Diets for rapid weight loss and cosmetic surgery advertisements will also be phased out of magazines, while clothing labels will be asked to stock a wide...
A master in Zen is not simply a teacher. In all the religions there are only teachers. They teach you about subjects which you don’t know, and they ask you to believe because there is no way to bring those experiences into objective reality. Neither has the teacher known them - he has believed them; he transfers his belief to somebody else. Zen is not a believer’s world. It is not...
Pour tous ceux qui vivent il y a de l’espérance ; et même un chien...– La Bible
Portrait of an INTJ part 3
INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people’s thoughts or feelings. Unless their Feeling side is developed, they may have problems giving other people the level of intimacy that is needed. Unless their Sensing side is developed, they may have a tendency to ignore details which are necessary for implementing their ideas. Augustus...
Something my lover is so good at: pwning... →
A thread on Ricoche.net (a website for Gal fashions) about lady gaga. I love Brad Tiller. ♥
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be...– Marcus Aurelius
Du sexe et de mon attraction vers le Lolita et...
Ce matin, en appliquant mon Protective Lip Treatment à l’aide de ma Flat Lip Brush, j’ai fait une certaine réalisation. Je ne l’avais pas utilisé depuis deux-trois jours, alors l’odeur de rose propre aux produits Anna Sui émanant de mes lèvres reluisantes était plus frappante que la dernière fois. C’est quand je l’hûmai avec délices que ça m’a frappé. Ce...
La main ne montre pas que des déformations professionnelles ; elle est la...– Henri Aimé Gauthé [et pourquoi je suis aussi folle des manucures avec beaux vernis à ongles à la mode.]
53. The Dream
This has been said again and again, down through the ages. All the religious people have been saying this: “We come alone into this world, we go alone.” All togetherness is illusory. The very idea of togetherness arises because we are alone, and the aloneness hurts. We want to drown our aloneness in relationship…. That’s why we become so much involved in love. Try to see...
Untouched by any happening or event is the eternal ‘I amness’ that...– Eckhart Tolle
harajuju: Anna Sui talks about her F/W collection, saying that many of the prints were inspired by art, including drawings, wood blocking, and stained glass. She also talks about the origins of her iconic and gorgeous black-lacquer packaging. Via NY Magazine. Visiting this store: my fantasy.
Portrait of an INTJ part 2
INTJ’s tremendous value and need for systems and organization, combined with their natural insightfulness, makes them excellent scientists. An INTJ scientist gives a gift to society by putting their ideas into a useful form for others to follow. It is not easy for the INTJ to express their internal images, insights, and abstractions. The internal form of the INTJ’s thoughts and...
Le plus beau lendemain ne nous rend pas la veille.
Black Shapes/White Noise: Tokyo Jihen is the LAST... →
Asian Pop sucks these days. Both Korea and Japan are full of pretty boys hip hop dancing in Gucci and faux street apparel to shitty electronic music that sounds like the back of a Persian guy’s car. And if I watch a girl group, it will always be on mute (not afraid to say it)! Asian pop was… I think their style shouldn’t be quite qualified as “pop”, but yeah, TJ owns,...
At age 8, your dad buys you an ice cream. You...
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Une autre de mes chansons d’amour...
Postponement is simply stupid. Tomorrow you will also have to decide, so why not today? And do you think that tomorrow you will be wiser than today? Do you think that tomorrow you will be livelier than today? Do you think that tomorrow you will be younger than today, fresher than today? Tomorrow you will be older, your courage will be less; tomorrow you will be more experienced, your...
Entrevue avec Anna Sui: dernière partie
LH: [...] Anna grew up as the daughter of the only Chinese immigrants in her home-town of Dearborn, Michigan. Anna: what's it like to be a Chinese growing up in that area?
AS: Well, you know at that time, we were the only Chinese family so we weren't any kind of threat, so we were kind of novel, and that made us special. And I think that that's the way I looked at it. Everyone knew who I was: everyone knew who my family was and it set us apart.
LH: But do you feel Chinese at all, or do you feel sort of American?
AS: I think I'm a global citizen. My parents came from China, were educated in France and immigrated to the United States. And I think that opened up my mind to be able to live and work anywhere. And in fact I work in Europe. I worked in Japan, and now I've been spending more time in Asia. So I think I'm global.
LH: With your parents having met as you said earlier in France, did they actually raise you and your brothers in a very traditional Chinese family or was it again-this sort of very global, open-minded family?
AS: My parents were very westernized. In fact, I don't think my mother had grown up in a Chinese household either. My grandfather was a diplomat so they had western furniture, and they saw western films. So I think again that helped my whole open-mindedness.
LH: Does any of this Chineseness, as you grow older and obviously learn about culture a bit more, creep into your fashion designs at all?
AS: Oh, I think I can't help but have a Chinese vision. And people say that the color palette that I work with is very Chinese. I think even the prints that I'm attracted to. Certainly the peony, which is on the packaging of the skin-care: I think I'm very Oriental.
LH: Yeah and you look very Chinese: you have the China doll hair-style right? (Yes!!) You're not wearing all purple and some butterflies on you...I'm so disappointed! I’m wearing your perfume “secret wish” today. Why - what's the connection here?
AS: Well, I think that maybe I always like being a little different. To stand out in the crowd I liked the color purple. It was different than pink - butterflies I think they symbolize kind of a free spirit. And I guess maybe that's what I'm all about.
LH: oh! Thank you. We wish you all the very best. Anna thank you very much - appreciate it. Fashion designer Anna Sui. And that is TalkAsia this week.
What people really want is to be fully themselves. They want the sense of...– Eckhart Tolle
Les cinq items que j'achèterais de la dernière...
1. Le “Circus” Keychain, à ¥2,940 sur Isetan. Je n’ai pas de porte-clefs, celles-ci sont attachées à mon porte-feuille et je peux vous dire que j’ai l’air nouille parfois à ouvrir la porte et Brad rit bien de moi. （・Ａ・） 2. Les boucles d’oreilles “Silver Butterfly” à ¥8,400 sur Isetan. Simples, féminines, d’argent véritable en plus. Je...
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There’s a veil, a density of mind between you and the universe, and that...– Eckhart Tolle
Portrait of an INTJ part 1
As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically. INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive...
Controlled persons are always nervous because deep down turmoil is still hidden. If you are uncontrolled, flowing, alive, then you are not nervous. There is no question of being nervous - whatsoever happens, happens. You have no expectations for the future, you are not performing. Then why should you be nervous? To control that mind, one has to remain so cold and frozen that no life energy is...
Il ne faut pas de tout pour faire un monde. Il faut du bonheur, et rien...– Paul Eluard
Anna Sui Fall/Winter '10 Style: Autumn's Blues
Pour la saison des arbres colorés, où la mode est d’ordinaire aux couleurs plus foncées, sombres, la palette d’Anna Sui contient un grand ratio de bleu. Elle explore ses designs inspirés de l’Arts & Crafts avec beaucoup de bleu poudre et de bleu bluet. Les bleus sont, fidèlement à son style, en majorité en imprimés. Ceux-ci sont pour la plupart à thème de faune et de...
With whatever spontaneous action arises out of presence, an intelligence is then...– Eckhart Tolle
Entrevue avec Anna Sui partie III (Fragrances)
LH: So how about the fragrances you designed? They are very popular and smell like a dream. Do you wear different perfumes or just stick to one?
AS: I never really wore that many different fragrances. Usually, if there was something I liked, I enjoyed it for many many years. I may not have been much of a fragrance connoisseur, but I found that each of the fragrances I liked had particular characteristics and, I must admit, they have influenced my decisions in choosing the types of fragrances I wanted to create for my customers.
LH: So, what is the process of creating the fragrance? What do you incline to express your ideas when creating the fragrance individually?
AS: My favorite smells start with very sweet floral notes. Fruits add a tanginess and always at the bottom, incense-like, woody, powdery notes. Emotionally, each fragrance creates a mood and most importantly I believe gives other people a sense of your aura. I love contrasts and I’ve played on these themes in my cosmetics and certainly my fragrance.
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