m o r e :
m o r e :
Hey friend, let me tell you a secret,
I think this summer I will leave this city… and going to start a new life in a new city, where is closer to my hometown…
Life is all about ‘dream’, there are many dreams we need to treasure, to seize, to pay, to gain, to give up…
So… I can’t waste time on waiting for dreams to come true, I am going to fight for them!
‘whether next destination is paradise or not, even if I am disappointed I will never be hopeless’
New Fashion: Interventions in Materials and Techniques is now extended till 21 April 2012
more info: fashion space gallery
New Fashion: Interventions in Materials and Techniques is the first of three exhibitions at the Fashion Space Gallery presenting emerging talent across the disciplines of fashion design, illustration and photography.
Curated by Leanne Wierzba and Gemma Williams.
Exhibition series devised by Magdalene Keaney.
Chi Chi Luo
Fashion Space Gallery
1st Floor, London College of Fashion,
20 John Prince’s Street,
London W1G 0BJ
Exhibition runs from:
16th February – 21st April 2012
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm, Saturday: 10am – 4pm
‘倔强’ ’Stubborn’ by 五月天/ mayday
这一次为自己疯狂 就这一次 我和我的倔强
me and my last bit of stubbornness, I grasp tightly in my hands and never let it go
whether next destination is paradise or not, even if I am disappointed I will never lose hope
me and my stubbornness that I am proud of, I sing loudly in the wind
This time I am crazy for myself, just this time, me and my stubbornness
image from: mayday london concert on 27th March 2012
Photographer: Nadine Ljewere
MUA: Grace Gray
Stylist: IB Kamara
Models: Symara & Debrina Francis at Cosmic Models
‘Jupiter – The bringer of jollity’
photography by Alejandro Cavallo
styling by Emma Pulbrook
Hair and make up by Pace Chen
Modelling by Yasmin Ogbu
* The Last Planet is a fashion photography project by Alejandro Cavallo inspired by Gustav Holst’s symphony “The Planets”.
It consists of a series of 7 diptychs, a fashion image facing an abstract image, where each one represents a planet.
The aim of the project is to illustrate the idea of another world, both poetically and metaphorically. The titles of each movement in the symphony The Planets were taken to construct each picture:
Mars, the bringer of War
Venus, the bringer of Peace
Mercury, the Winged Messenger
Jupiter, the bringer of Jollity
Saturn, the bringer of Old Age
Uranus, the Magician
Neptune, the Mystic
The images symbolize possible scenario metaphors for what Earth could become under the situations that each of these planets is represented by (war, peace, the messenger, jollity, old age, magic and mystic).They illustrate the future and fate of a planet based on choice. These seven themes coexist in our world and all together conform a balance in our lifestyle, but these aspects can easily become unbalanced and end up ruling our present and future, creating a very polarized outcome that would affect us in profound ways. (concept from Alejandrocavallo.com)
more info: http://www.alejandrocavallo.com/ma_show.html
DEW Magazine Pre-April Issue 2012 / ‘Marked Beauty’ Photography Masa Hamanoi / Styling Ib Kamara / Hair Takeshi Katoh / Make-up and Painting Cha Cha Aki / Hair assistance Atsushi Takita / Models Michelene and Sophie at Models1
Click to see the whole story: http://dewmagazine.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/marked-beauty-by-masa-hamanoi-for-dew.html
From: c-heads Magazine
Photography and art direction: Flora Deborah www.floradeborah.com
Model: Ellen @ FM Agency
Styling: Ihunna Eberendu www.ithestylist.com
Set design: Jessica Aviva Levy www.jessicaavivalevy.com
Make-up: Michelle Dacillo www.michelledacillo.com
Hair: Adlena Dignam www.adlenadignam.com
Dress by chichi luo
‘Some say the dark age, age of vice, Kaliyuga, is here now, or at least coming soon. Some even fear that at the end of 2012 the world as we know it will end. What determines if an age is dark or golden? What are the symptoms or omens? Earthquakes, violet skies, meteoric activity, these are not the omens of doomsday as we are made to believe. Likewise, cherub’s flying, a sound economy, freedom of information, peaceful times are also not necessarily signs of a golden age. The age of light is said to be when people value empathy and forgiveness, when they have a willingness to see other people’s view, and are contented with what they have. When such values are systematically sabotaged, then you can say that the dawn of the doomsday has begun. When we look at a harmless beggar as a pest and envy billionaires who routinely destroy the earth,we are inviting doomsday to come. ’
‘有人說,黑暗時代、惡世或說爭鬥時期(Kaliyuga)已然到來,或至少是即 將到來。有些人甚至害怕,在2012年底,我們所知的世界即將終結。黑暗時代或 黃金時代是由什麽決定?徵兆或預兆爲何?地震、紫色天空、流星活動,這些並 非我們信以爲真的世界末日預兆。同樣地,小天使飛翔、經濟穩健、信息自由、 天下太平,也未必就是黃金時代的徵兆。據說,當人們珍視同理心與寬恕的價值、 願意瞭解他人的觀點,並且對所擁有的事物知足時,就是光明時代。當這些價值受到系統性破壞,你可以說,世界末日已開始漸露端倪。當我們將無害的乞丐視作害蟲,並且艶羨那些慣於破壞地球的億萬富翁時,我們就是在邀請世界末日的到來。‘
____ from: ’Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche’s comment on 2012′ on 28 January 2012
‘宗薩欽哲仁波切對「2012 末日論」的開示’ 于 2012年1月28日
藏文 吽 汉文 吽
* Padmasambhava, 蓮花生大士, Means The Lotus-Born, was a sage guru from Oddiyāna who is said to have transmitted Vajrayana Buddhism to Bhutan and Tibet and neighboring countries in the 8th century. In those lands he is better known as Guru Rinpoche (“Precious Guru”) or Lopon Rinpoche, or, simply, Padum in Tibet, where followers of the Nyingma school regard him as the second Buddha. He said: “My father is the intrinsic awareness, Samantabhadra (Sanskrit; Tib. ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་པོ). My mother is the ultimate sphere of reality, Samantabhadri (Sanskrit; Tib. ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་མོ). I belong to the caste of non-duality of the sphere of awareness. My name is the Glorious Lotus-Born. I am from the unborn sphere of all phenomena. I consume concepts of duality as my diet. I act in the way of the Buddhas of the three times.
more info: wikipedia-
The Third Dzogchen Old Drupa Tulku: Thupten Nyima Rinpoche (Vajra Guru)
珠巴老上师的珍贵教言/ precious teachings by Old Drupa Rinpoche
Perseverance is the most important merit for buddhist practice. In daily life please try to gossip less, talk less, chant scriptures more, understand impermanence more, in order to have more confidence to persevere in your practice. Time is very precious to us. If you do not grasp your time to practice, when you face to death, you will feel fear, therefore you cannot in charge of your own soul. Only when you practice well you will not be afraid to death, so that you can relief, no longer subject to the cycle of suffering. Do not waste your precious time.
常常记住五要五不要 always remember:
1.不要太厉害，要多柔软 don’t be too severe, be more flexible
2.不要太管事，要多清净 don’t be too officious, be more quiet
3.不要太随便，要多随缘 don’t be too casual, but let things go naturally, do not force things to happen
4.不要太说话，要多念经 don’t talk too much, spend more time on chanting scriptures
5.不要太亲近，要保持距离 don’t get too close, keep some distance
Anything you face to, please do not be too inflexible, especially in relationship. The more enthusiasm and attraction you expect to get , the more disappointment and pain you get. No desire, no expectation. No bitterness, no pain.
- sorry about my bad translation! -
‘Human beings have already possessed many things! So please give other beings a chance to live!’
by 小s/ taiwanese celebrity
* March 15th marked the day of the international protest against the Canadian seal hunt. Many organizations cooperated to oppose this cruel hunt. Harp Seals.org, the Sea Shepherd Society, and Animal Liberation Front were some of the groups that protested. Protests were on a global Scale. / canadiansealhunt.com
(images from: google.com)
‘You have the ability to take charge of your life. I am not talking about just to attracting to yourself in material things that you would like to have, or the things that you would like to experience. I am talking about reaching your very highest potential, about remembering who you are, and your purposes, and reasons for being honours during this auspicious time.’
From: ‘Take charge of your life’
by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles
cofounder and president of the nonprofit, educational organization New Age Study of Humanity’s Purpose
more info: Era of Peace
Do we really need all these material things to be happy ?
（image from: fireflyforest）
origami birds sweater _ A. Knackfuss
jewellery_ Erickson Beamon
* images above are taken from LFW AW2012-13 exhibition
backstage at Michael van der Ham Autumn/Winter 2012
The model I helped dressed with is So Young, she appears in a lot of pop brands in this season.
Check out these Christian Louboutin for Michael van der Ham heels!! They are sooo lovely most of the ladies at the backstage would love to have one..
Totally in love with the total looks of this season, beautiful dresses with hollywood hair and gold eye blows..
amazing embroidery from the collection!
* images are taken from backstage at Michael van der Ham Autumn/Winter 2012
some images from google.com
James Long completed his MA in menswear and accessories at the Royal College of Art. His signature style is ‘Leather, knits and accessories. Strong, bold, directional menswear.’ He debuted his womenswear in the season of autumn/winter 2011-12, and the piece above is from his second womenswear collection- Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. This amazing beaded piece is now available for sale at LN-CC.
more info: http://www.jameslonguk.com/
Simone Rocha graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2010. After debuting at London Fashion Week and showing her S/S and A/W 11 collections on schedule with Fashion East, her collections have generated great press recognition and gained her some of the most prestigious stockists in the world including Colette, Dover Street Market and Opening Ceremony. The pieces from above pictures are from her latest A/W 2012 collection, which has been shown during LFW with BFC NEWGEN sponsored by Topshop. Compares to her previous S/S2012 collection, she gave a great development to her new collection by continuing to her combination in lace, plastic and sleek, simple silhouettes with her modern, strong and yet romantic style. Love her new added element of wool yarn knitting.
more info: http://simonerocha.com/
Thomas Tait debet his Spring/ Summer womenswear collection in September, 2011. His signature style is ‘Clean, understated structure with a focus on curve-linear silhouettes. ’ The pieces above are from his previous Spring/ Summer 2012 collection. Love his choosing of fabrics and colours! They give me a cutting edge technologic feeling…
more info: http://www.thomastait.com/
to be continued…
* images above are taken from LFW AW2012-13 exhibition
Zip Zone Paris trade show AW12-13 during paris fashion week
5th Avenue de L’Opera, 75001 Paris
2-5 March 2012
great memories! cheers! xx