mardi 26 mai 2009

C'est la Canicule..!

Trop chaud pour travailler…
je rêve de passer mes journée dans l'eau...
. Heidi Claire blog

Tuscan Villas

Achitectural Digest
Côté Sud

We're in the midst of a heatwave here
(which is why I'm dreaming of water, pools, the sea, bathing...)
unfortunately, it's all work and no play chez moi..!

.I LOVE hot weather, I always have, just not, when I've got so much work
that I can't get out and enjoy it...

Is it hot where you are..?

mercredi 20 mai 2009

The Art of African Headwraps...

Dressing is an important part of every culture and often a way of
portraying ones culture visually -

.African women, especially those from sub-saharan Africa are very
well known for their extravagant head ties and
no wedding or party would be complete
without what is popularlly known as gele in Nigeria.
Head ties always perfectly match the outfit making the African woman
outstanding in any gathering.
With the head tie, the African woman portrays her culture with
dignity and integrity... .

"It is art because it transforms the functional into the elegant and mysterious.
A covering for the head becomes something much more,
a skyward looking arabesque of folds and patterns,where cloth undergoes
a metamorphosis into a salute to the head as metaphysical centre of the self,
as the matrix of direction for the body "


African women are the only women in the world who wear head ties.
Caucasian women wear hats or veils (or rather, used to..!),
Muslim women and women from many Eastern cultures wear a headscarf,
while other women allow the full beauty of their long hair to show
by wearing it loose.
A big, colourful head-tie
(preferably in a colour different from the rest of the outfit!)
is an entirely African affair..!

See lots more gele on these photo galleries
here and here

I'd love to dress like this, so chic..!
What do you think..?

mardi 5 mai 2009

Une Planète, Une Chanson...

Music at its' best...
One of my best friends (who knows me really well)
sent me this:
"This should be required viewing for everyone.
It’s basic humanity in it’s finest form.
In spite of world governments, politicians and corporations
doing all they can to destroy the spirit in people,
along comes this beautiful video..."
with the following links:
Mark Johnson explains how Playing For Change began and
how the journey has gone thus far...

Definately the best version of Ben E. King's classic
I've ever heard..!

+ the latest episode:
I don't know what you'll all make of it,
but the whole project
blew me away..!
It is nothing short of moving, inspirational,
and technologically impressive...

lundi 4 mai 2009

A Propos de Moi...

i am sunshine and tropical rain

i am raw silk and blue jeans
i am belly laughs, giggles and smiles
i am regrets and disappointments, made whole
by hopes and dreams
i am walking toward the future
with my eye turned toward
the past

i am me...
Who are you..?