“Not to be sentimental, as I sound, but why the hell are we conditioned into the smooth strawberry-and cream Mother-Goose-world, Alice-in-Wonderland-fable, only to be broken on the wheel as we grow older and become aware of ourselves as individuals with a dull responsibility in life?”—
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 range of sizes under a new industry code of conduct.
Designers will be asked not to hire either models with a dangerously low body mass index (BMI) or excessively muscular men.
Youth Minister Kate Ellis will today unveil a new body-image tick of approval, similar to the Heart Foundation’s healthy foods tick, to be awarded to magazines, modelling agencies and fashion labels that meet the following criteria:
Disclose when images have been retouched and refrain from enhancing photographs in a way that changes a person’s body shape, for example, lengthening their legs or trimming their waist, or removing freckles, lines and other distinguishing marks.
Refrain from using models who are very thin - or male models who are excessively muscular.
Only use models aged 16 or older to model adult clothes - both on catwalks and in print.
Stocking clothing in a wide variety of sizes in shops to reflect the demand from customers.
Using a broad range of body shapes, sizes and ethnicities in editorial and advertising.
Not promoting rapid weight loss, cosmetic surgery, excessive exercising or any advertisements or editorial content that may promote a negative body image.
In a world first, the Federal Government is trying to tackle the issue of body image so ordinary Australians do not feel pressured to attain unrealistic cultural ideals of beauty. Ms Ellis said she was determined to stop the glamourisation of unhealthily thin women, which has been blamed for children suffering eating disorders.
"Body image is an issue that we must take seriously because it is affecting the health and happiness of substantial sections of our community," Ms Ellis said.
"The symbol is a win for consumers. It will empower consumers to tell the fashion, beauty, media and modelling industries what they want and provide greater choice."
A panel of health and academic experts will spend the next six months defining the criteria that organisations have to meet in order to be awarded the body image-friendly symbol.
The Government has also committed another $500,000 to develop new education programs with the help of eating-disorder group The Butterfly Foundation.
The school program will see 2500 educators trained to teach 100,000 students aged between eight and 18 about positive body image, covering topics such as media literacy and self-esteem.
The code has already received the endorsement of teenage magazine Girlfriend, and Ms Ellis’ office is currently discussing the code with leading modelling agencies.
The Australian Women’s Weekly editor in chief Helen McCabe said her magazine would begin identifying digitally altered photographs of celebrities. Ms McCabe said readers wanted published images of women to be more realistic.
"As Australia’s biggest-selling magazine, I am proud to be taking a leading role in what is going to be a gradual process for the industry," Ms McCabe said
Même si j’ai pris l’Australie en grippe suite à l’interdiction d’apparaître dans la pornographie les femmes à petites poitrines (Bonnet A, plus précisément) parce que supposément que ça encouragerait la pédophilie, je dois admettre admirer cet effort du gouvernement du pays, même si rien de tout cela ne devient illégal par la loi.
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 for the faithful ones; it is for those daring souls who can drop all belief, unbelief, doubt, reason, mind, and simply enter into their pure existence without boundaries. But it brings a tremendous transformation.
Hence, let me say that while others are involved in philosophies, Zen is involved in metamorphosis, in a transformation. It is authentic alchemy: it changes you from base metal into gold. But its language has to be understood, not with your reasoning and intellectual mind but with your loving heart. Or even just listening, not bothering whether it is true or not. And a moment comes suddenly that you see it, which has been eluding you your whole life. Suddenly, what Gautam Buddha called “eighty-four thousand doors” open.
The central figure in this card sits atop the vast flower of the void, and holds the symbols of transformation - the sword that cuts through illusion, the snake that rejuvenates itself by shedding its skin, the broken chain of limitations, and the yin/yang symbol of transcending duality. One of its hands rests on its lap, open and receptive. The other reaches down to touch the mouth of a sleeping face, symbolizing the silence that comes when we are at rest.
This is a time for a deep let-go. Allow any pain, sorrow, or difficulty just to be there, accepting its “facticity.” It is very much like the experience of Gautam Buddha when, after years of seeking, he finally gave up, knowing there was nothing more that he could do. That very night, he became enlightened.
Transformation comes, like death, in its own time. And, like death, it takes you from one dimension into another.
OshoZen: The Solitary Bird, Cuckoo of the Forest Chapter 6
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 Cesar est présumé d’avoir été un INTJ.
The INTJ’s interest in dealing with the world is to make decisions, express judgments, and put everything that they encounter into an understandable and rational system. Consequently, they are quick to express judgments. Often they have very evolved intuitions, and are convinced that they are right about things. Unless they complement their intuitive understanding with a well-developed ability to express their insights, they may find themselves frequently misunderstood. In these cases, INTJs tend to blame misunderstandings on the limitations of the other party, rather than on their own difficulty in expressing themselves. This tendency may cause the INTJ to dismiss others input too quickly, and to become generally arrogant and elitist.
Du sexe et de mon attraction vers le Lolita et Anna Sui
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 qui m’attire autant chez AS est en fait de la même nature que ce qui m’a tant attachée au Lolita. Les deux me procurent ce sentiment de féminité pure. Rien, mis à part les bras chauds et doux de mon bien-aimé, ne me fait sentir autant en accord avec la femme en moi.
C’est à cause de l’hypersexualisation que j’ai développé autant de difficultés à m’identifier à l’image de la femme d’aujourd’hui. J’ai beaucoup de mal à accepter cette image “morceau de viande”, cette pression sexuelle que les médias utilisent autant qu’ils peuvent pour nourrir le capitalisme et ce, sur des petites filles de plus en plus jeunes. Ça ne veut pas dire que je suis une sainte-nitouche, que je suis contre la sexualité, ce que mes détracteurs pourraient dire. Je suis contre la pression sexuelle, cette image de la femme débridée qui n’est libre sexuellement qu’en superficie. Je ne saurais pas vous expliquer d’où me vient cette aversion, ni pourquoi elle est vraiment une menace réelle sans vous faire ce qui est pour moi “la pudique” une immense confidence, celle du genre que ma mentalité m’ordonne de taire. Enfant, l’hypersexualisation a fait son chemin dans ma tête comme dans celle des autres jeunes filles et garçon, et la peer pressure que ça a engendré m’a rendue désespérée à l’âge de treize ans pour perdre ma virginité. Je me détestais, à l’âge de treize ans, à cause du fait que j’étais encore vierge. Est-ce normal, à cet âge? Je vous épargnerai les détails des pensées que j’avais pour me débarasser de cet hymen, cette partie de moi qui me valait des moqueries et de la condescendance. J’en suis venue à mes fins, Dieu merci par un moyen plus naturel que les idées que désespérément j’en venais à avoir. Mais quand même, si j’ai perdu cette virginité, ce n’était ni par amour, ni parce que j’étais prête. C’était parce que la société, à 13 ans, me pressurisait sexuellement. Et ça, ça arrive à d’innombrables autres jeunes filles. C’est sans parler de la pression sexuelle sur leurs corps, et leur habillement…
Tout ça n’appartient qu’au Passé. Ce n’est pas important, et m’y accrocher ne relève que de l’égo qui s’accroche de toute ses forces à “notre histoire” pour se nourrir un sens d’identité. Néanmoins, c’est devenu mon talon d’Achille et encore aujourd’hui, malgré tout le travail que je continue de faire sur moi-même, il m’arrive de me sentir envahie de rage à la vision de personnes perpétuant cette image rabaissante de la femme, telle que Lady GaGa. Quand je la vois, je pense à toutes ces petites filles, qui comme moi, se font nourrir le cerveau avec l’idée que la femme d’aujourd’hui doit être “super sexy” et se frotter sur les autres autour pour s’amuser. Et ça me fait crisper les poings. Même voir des filles ordinaires dans les rues porter des vêtements trop révélateurs me fait grincer des dents. Tout me rapelle cette image de la femme, image servile du capitalisme au dépends de la santé mentale de milliers de jeunes filles aux prises avec l’anorexie, la boulimie, etc. Je suis allergique à cette hypersexualisation sous toutes ses formes. Tout me rapelle cruellement combien je ne réponds pas à ce que l’on attend d’une femme aujourd’hui. Tout me rapelle trop cruellement à quel point le phénomène est bien ancré.
C’est pourquoi je suis tombée en amour avec le Lolita en premier lieu. Ce dernier était totalement dénué de trace de pression sexuelle, au contraire. La féminité pouvait être, dans une forme pure, non pas souillée par l’hypersexualisation. En enfilant une robe Lolita, je me sentais plus femme que jamais. Ce n’était pas un déni de la sexualité, non, comme certaines Fashion Lolitas extrémistes se plaisent encore à dire au sujet des Lifestyle Lolitas. Au contraire, pour moi, la sexualité est trop merveilleuse pour être rabaissée à ce que l’on en fait aujourd’hui. On la vulgarise, alors que cette merveille devrait presque être sacrée. Enfin bref. Je me sentais libre. Cent fois plus libre qu’en portant des jeans et un T-shirt. Libre d’être belle sans réveiller les regards dégoûtants des hommes bourrés de testostérone autour. Être jolie, purement et simplement.
Malgré ce bien-être, j’ai finit par quitter le Lolita pour de multiples raisons. Vint ensuite ma passion pour Anna Sui. Cette dernière parle souvent du “Anna Sui World”, qu’elle tente toujours de faire ressentir à ses clientes. Et elle réussi. C’est ce monde qu’elle a créé qui me plaît autant. Comme pour le Lolita, je n’y retrouve aucune pression sexuelle, pas la moindre trace. De la féminité pure, encore une fois. Que ce soit dans ses fragrances, dans ses cosmétiques, dans sa collection mode. Jamais, dans les messages que donnent ses publicités ou autre, ne s’infiltre l’hypersexualisation. Se maquiller avec du Anna Sui, pour moi, est une expérience complètement différente d’avec MAC, par exemple. J’enlace ma féminité, je la célèbre. J’ai le même sentiment avec un bâton de rouge à lèvres qu’avec une robe Lolita. Ou une robe Anna Sui, comme sur la photo plus haut, que j’ai eu l’extrême satisfaction d’essayer. C’est avec grand plaisir que j’envoie une partie du contenu de mon porte-feuille à Anna Sui Corporation, parce qu’ils font les choses sans utiliser le sempiternel “sex sells”. Et même quand Anna Sui se permet d’être plus osée (ce qu’elle ne semble pas se sentir forcée à faire du tout), elle le fait sans vulgarité, sans crier au sexe et avec bon goût, tel que le démontre la photo avec laquelle je termine cet article.
“La main ne montre pas que des déformations professionnelles ; elle est la preuve d’une mentalité.”—Henri Aimé Gauthé [et pourquoi je suis aussi folle des manucures avec beaux vernis à ongles à la mode.]
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 the point. Ordinarily you think you have fallen in love with a woman or with a man because she is beautiful, he is beautiful. That is not the truth. The truth is just the opposite: you have fallen in love because you cannot be alone. You were going to fall. You were going to avoid yourself somehow or other. And there are people who don’t fall in love with women or men—then they fall in love with money. They start moving into money or into a power trip, they become politicians. That too is avoiding your aloneness. If you watch man, if you watch yourself deeply, you will be surprised—all your activities can be reduced to one single source. The source is that you are afraid of your aloneness. Everything else is just an excuse. The real cause is that you find yourself very alone.
Some enchanted evening you’re going to meet your soulmate, the perfect person who will meet all your needs and fulfill all your dreams. Right? Wrong! This fantasy that songwriters and poets are so fond of perpetuating has its roots in memories of the womb, where we were so secure and “at one” with our mothers; it’s no wonder we have hankered to return to that place all our lives. But, to put it quite brutally, it is a childish dream. And it’s amazing we hang on to it so stubbornly in the face of reality. Nobody, whether it’s your current mate or some dreamed-of partner in the future, has any obligation to deliver your happiness on a platter—nor could they even if they wanted to. Real love comes not from trying to solve our neediness by depending on another, but by developing our own inner richness and maturity. Then we have so much love to give that we naturally draw lovers towards us.
“Untouched by any happening or event is the eternal ‘I amness’ that underlies all the manifestations. You can look at the manifestations and recognize yourself, the one in every manifestation. You recognize the beingness, not through words but through stillness. And in that moment you recognize yourself in the other and the sense of separation goes away that was created by excessive thinking. And there is love.”—Eckhart Tolle
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 concepts is highly individualized, and is not readily translatable into a form that others will understand. However, the INTJ is driven to translate their ideas into a plan or system that is usually readily explainable, rather than to do a direct translation of their thoughts. They usually don’t see the value of a direct transaction, and will also have difficulty expressing their ideas, which are non-linear. However, their extreme respect of knowledge and intelligence will motivate them to explain themselves to another person who they feel is deserving of the effort.
Hannibal Lecter est un personnage INTJ. *rire machiavélique*
INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. When they are in leadership roles, they are quite effective, because they are able to objectively see the reality of a situation, and are adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. They are the supreme strategists - always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against their current strategy, to plan for every conceivable contingency.
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, like, really; I agree with everything else that has been said here.（ ^_^）o自自o（^_^ ）
At age 8, your dad buys you an ice cream. You thanked him by dripping it all over his lap. When you were 9 years old, he paid for piano lessons. You thanked him by never even bothering to practice. When you were 10 years old he drove you all day, from soccer to football to one birthday party after another. You thanked him by jumping out of the car and never looking back. When you were 11 years old, he took you and your friends to the movies. You thanked him by asking to sit in a different row. When you were 12 years old, he warned you not to watch certain TV shows. You thanked him by waiting until he left the house. When you were 13, he suggested a haircut that was in fashion. You thanked him by telling him he had no taste. When you were 14, he paid for a month away at summer camp. You thanked him by forgetting to write a single letter. When you were 15, he came home from work, looking for a hug. You thanked him by having your bedroom door locked. When you were 16, he taught you how to drive his car. You thanked him by taking it every chance you could. When you were 17, he was expecting an important call. You thanked him by being on the phone all night. When you were 18, he cried at your high school graduation. You thanked him by staying out partying until dawn. When you were 19, he paid for your college tuition, drove you to campus carried your bags. You thanked him by saying good-bye outside the dorm so you wouldn't be embarrassed in front of your friends. When you were 25, he helped to pay for your wedding, and he told you how deep he loved you. You thanked him by moving halfway across the country. When you were 50, he fell ill and needed you to take care of him . You thanked him by reading about the burden parents become to their children. And then, one day, he quietly died. And everything you never did came crashing down like thunder on YOUR HEART. If you love your dad, reblog
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 cunningness will be more; tomorrow death will come closer—you will start wavering and being more afraid. Never postpone for the tomorrow. And who knows? Tomorrow may come or may not come. If you have to decide you have to decide right now. Dr. Vogel, the dentist, finished his examination on a pretty young patient. “Miss Baseman,” he said, “I’m afraid I’m going to have to pull out your wisdom teeth!” “Oh, my!” exclaimed the girl. “I’d rather have a baby!” “Well,” said Dr. Vogel, “could you make up your mind so that I can adjust the chair?” Make up your mind. Don’t go on postponing infinitely.
The woman in this picture is living in a gray landscape, full of unreal, cut-out clouds. Through the window frame she can see colors and light and aliveness, and although she would like to move through the frame—as we can see by the rainbow colors appearing in her garment—she can’t quite manage to do it. There is still too much ‘what-if?’ activity in her mind. Tomorrow never comes, they say, but no matter how often it is said, it seems that most of us tend to forget the truth of it. In fact, the one and only result of postponing things is a dull and depressing feeling of incompletion and ‘stuck-ness’ today. The relief and expansiveness you will feel once you put aside all the dithering thoughts that are preventing you from acting now will make you wonder why you ever waited so long.
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 aliveness, of being myself fully. But they want it through this, that, or the other. They don’t realize that nothing can give it to you because you already have it. And not only do you have it, you are it, you are what you’re looking for already. You don’t know that because you’re always looking somewhere else. You can only know that in the Now by aligning yourself with the Now and with the power that is there within you.”—Eckhart Tolle
Les cinq items que j'achèterais de la dernière mise à jour Anna Sui ♥
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 suis allergique à tout ce qui n’est pas or, argent et bronze, donc je ne peux presque rien porter. ヽ(ｏ`皿′ｏ)ﾉ
3. Rose Gold Dress Watch, ¥ 31,500 aux magasins Mammina.
Sophistiquée, élégante et tout ce qui a de plus féminin et délicat, cette nouvelle montre est faite d’or rose, ce qui veut dire un mélange d’or et de bronze. Comme je n’ai pas de montre, si j’avais près de 350$ à dépenser, je sauterais dessus! （･∀･)つ⑩
4. “Rhapsody” Clutch Bag, ¥19,950 chez Isetan.
Non, mais regardez-moi ce cuir rose. N’est-il pas absolument bioutifeule? щ(ﾟДﾟщ)(屮ﾟДﾟ)屮
5. Cell phone strap à tête de nounours, ¥7,350 chez Isetan.
Juste parce que j’adore les cossins trop chers pour personnaliser inutilement nos bébelles comme les DS et cellulaires. ヽ(´▽`)/
“There’s a veil, a density of mind between you and the universe, and that is dissolving now in you. And that is the liberation, the arising of the new consciousness. It’s not necessarily a spectacular event with drums and trumpets. It’s a very still thing …”—Eckhart Tolle
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 to fulfill. To a somewhat lesser extent, they have similar expectations of others.
With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas. However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way. Unlike the INTP, they do not follow an idea as far as they possibly can, seeking only to understand it fully. INTJs are driven to come to conclusions about ideas. Their need for closure and organization usually requires that they take some action.
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 allowed to move into your limbs, into your body. If energy is allowed to move, those repressions will surface. That’s why people have learned how to be cold, how to touch others and yet not touch them, how to see people and yet not see them. People live with clichés - “Hallo. How are you?” Nobody means anything. These are just to avoid the real encounter of two persons. People don’t look into each other’s eyes, they don’t hold hands, they don’t try to feel each other’s energy, they don’t allow each other to pour - very afraid, somehow just managing, cold and dead, in a straitjacket.
There is a time and a place for control, but if we put it in charge of our lives we end up totally rigid. The figure is encased in the angles of pyramid shapes that surround him. Light glitters and glints off his shiny surfaces, but does not penetrate. It’s as if he is almost mummified inside this structure he’s built up around himself. His fists are clenched and his stare is blank, almost blind. The lower part of his body beneath the table is a knife point, a cutting edge that divides and separates. His world is ordered and perfect, but it is not alive - he cannot allow any spontaneity or vulnerability to enter it.
The image of the King of Clouds reminds us to take a deep breath, loosen our neckties and take it easy. If mistakes happen, it’s okay. If things get a little out of hand, it’s probably just what the doctor ordered. There is much, much more to life than being “on top of things.”
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 flore, comme le mouvement dont elle a prit son inspiration. Sinon, on y retrouve aussi du tartan, du “graphique” et du tricot, mais pratiquement pas en couleur unie.
Hormis pour un ensemble (que je n’ai pas particulièrement apprécié), Anna Sui a accompagné ses bleus de foncé, surtout de noir. Le mélange du bleu pâle avec le noir crée un effet très sophistiqué, et avec son choix de matériel (faux suède, fourrure, laine, ect), beaucoup plus mature que sa collection précédente.
Donc, pour suivre Anna Sui cet automne, recherchez du bleu pâle! En imprimé de préférence, mais on peut l’intégrer autrement aussi. Personnellement, je suis ravie de son utilisation du bleu car ça sortira du lot des bruns/rouges et compagnie! C’est aussi une couleur qui s’accorde bien avec ma peau d’albâtre et ma couleur de cheveux, en plus d’être très féminin dans ces teintes plus pâles/violacées.
“With whatever spontaneous action arises out of presence, an intelligence is then at work in the situation. Whatever the situation, that intelligence is far greater than the intelligence of the thinking mind.”—Eckhart Tolle
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.