Uncategorized, visual art

Amour Fou

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Marion Cotillard plays an unapologetic afflicted misfit in 1950’s France, seeking a cure in the swiss alps.  A tragic romance ensues with a shut-in lieutenant (Louis Garrel).  From the bizarre trip inside the delusional mind of a lunatic, it becomes evident: her suffering can’t be helped.

From the Land of the Moon / Mal de pierres
Nicole Garcia, France/Belgium/Canada, 2016, 116m
French and Spanish with English subtitles

 

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Memento Mori Collection raises funds and awareness for artisans globally

On February 16, Alisha Trimble wrapped fashion week her way by hosting a Salon benefiting the NEST organization, hosted by Real Estate Agent Bernadette Mastrangel.

The salon featured a private viewing of evening wear by Alisha Trimble along with a conversation on women and slow fashion with Nest.

Alisha said “I chose the honeycomb motif as my Memento Mori for its significance to this era; we have seen bees and their natural habitat, but future generations might not … We’re not just losing bees.  Our artisans both here and in other countries also deserve protection.”

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Albany (BMG Models) wears Silk charmeuse scallop-neck Gown by Alisha Trimble with silk embroidered honeycomb neck ruffle. Hair by Younghawk Bautista courtesy of Barba Salon.

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Sarina S. (BMG Models) wears the English Wool Crepe Jacket with recycled silk & cotton fur sleeves by Alisha Trimble. Hair by Younghawk Bautista courtesy of Barba Salon.

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Christina C. (BMG Models) wears the Fiber Art blouse blended in Mohair, Alpaca and Mulberrry Silk by Alisha Trimble. Hair by Younghawk Bautista courtesy of Barba Salon.

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Miranda F. (BMG Models) wears the Silk Embroidered Honeycomb Blouse and Honeycomb skirt made from English wool by Alisha Trimble. Hair by Younghawk Bautista courtesy of Barba Salon.

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Sarina S. (BMG Models) wears the Honeycomb beaded silk taffeta cocktail dress by Alisha Trimble. Hair by Younghawk Bautista courtesy of Barba Salon.

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Camryn (BMG Models) wears the Black Star Silk Taffeta Gown by Alisha Trimble. Hair by Younghawk Bautista courtesy of Barba Salon.

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SuzyMae Howard and Sondra Rapoport learn more about the NEST organization and their upcoming visit to Haiti.

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Hosts Alisha Trimble and Bernadette MAstrangel

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Nail polish by Deborah Lippmann.

NEST

Nest is a 501c3 non-for-profit organization committed to the social and economic advancement of global artisans and homeworkers through supply chain transparency, sustainable business development, and widespread industry advocacy. By providing artisan businesses with replicable, high-impact programs, while also building scalable solutions to challenges facing the sector as a whole, Nest is creating a more inclusive and circular global economy with the power to alleviate poverty, strengthen families, and preserve endangered cultural traditions.

NEST ARTISAN PROGRAMMING

Building off of ten years of experience providing business solutions to help strengthen the capacity global artisan businesses, Nest works to bring its data-driven programming to under-served, early-stage, and hard-to-reach artisan communities. Nest currently services a network of over 300 artisan businesses across 50 countries by providing them with digital support tools including a living library, webinars featuring industry leaders and phone/ video trainings with field experts. However, in order to receive on the ground programming and access to Nest’s robust Professional Fellowship Network of high-caliber professional volunteers, a due-diligence site visit for potential artisan partners must be conducted.

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the personal fables, Uncategorized

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My Christmas Gift Wish List: There’s Still Time!

Sometimes you just have to ask, in order to get what you want.  Here’s whats on my not-so-subtle holiday wish list.

Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum, when your beauty sleep goes overtime.

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I’ve been looking for light color peachy nude lip opaque enough to go over my rose colored lips. Since I like that there’s a matching pencil and creamy lipstick in one hand, I think it’s time for me to try Tom Ford Lip Duo in color: Fling It On.

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It’s been a crummy year but there’s still time to save Christmas! For the fashionable trendsetter and beauty in your life, check out the full wish list for superstar gift ideas here

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Uncategorized, visual art

Rose Hartman, Incomparable by name

Rose was there. Somewhere between Bill Cunningham and Weegee she planted herself, sure and stout.

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Bianca Jagger at Studio 54 1977 by Rose Hartman

Not afraid to speak her mind, Rose is unfazed by anyone’s power, she rather takes it in.

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Anna Wintour photographed by Rose Hartman

Just when things appear dull, Rose draws you near her and she tells you something sensational in a hushed whisper.

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Models Backstage at Donna Karan photographed by Rose Hartman

Rose captures the moment without disrupting it, because she is an integral part of it.

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From INCOMPARABLE COUPLES photo by Rose Hartman

The vibrance, joy, opulence, and electricity in the images are the current that runs through her and her lens.

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Andy Warhol and Lou Reed photographed by Rose Hartman. 

Rose was everywhere I wished I could’ve been.  All the places I just heard or read about or saw in magazines.

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Rose lives the dream and in photos it seems sweet and beautiful.  What’s most impressive is she has so much to show for being there, the stunning work she did.

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Otis and Rose

The fact that she and her work endures gives restorative energy to those who hoped but were beaten down by adversity, shunned by the precarious uncertainty of an artist’s life, and plagued with self-doubt. Here is a woman who can show you how to grab life by the lens.

Experience a closer look at Rose and her work in the documentary The Incomparable Rose Hartman which premieres tomorrow at DOC NYC.

http://www.docnyc.net/film/the-incomparable-rose-hartman/

 

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Eco-fashion tips, the personal fables, Uncategorized

Monte Carlo Fashion Week Highlights

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Chanel aka Epcot Center with barricades and a dry fountain.

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Intimate cocktail reception on the terrace above the Cafe de Paris, overlooking the Casino.

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Phone frenzy as the Princess of Monaco arrives to view the shows.

IMG_1455SPECIAL MCFW AWARD – ETHICAL FASHION BRAND – TO STELLA JEAN

The Chambre Monégasque de la Mode awarded Stella Jean for her engagement and contribution in the creation of an ethical and sustainable fashion brand. When accepting her award, Jean said, “We can make beautiful things, but we also have the chance to do so much more.”

 

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View from all the way up! in Beausoleil.

 

 

 

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The Dance of Female Assertiveness

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When I was a child, I remember being told that a lady should be “Seen, and not heard.” So, my beauty pageant success soared as I waved perched from convertibles in all the local villages’ parades. I refused to sing along in my beginner ballet classes and when they prodded me, I silently mouthed the words.

Now that I’m an adult, I noticed situations sometimes turn out better for me when I am seen but speak less. I know I’m smart enough so that’s not the problem, so what is? Even males have criticized my behavior in situations where they would have felt comfortable being more brazen, but the truth is that I know better how it would pan out for me if I skip the formalities.

Fascinating behavioral studies covered by Danya Evans quoted Melissa J. Williams in this week’s New York Magazine help us see where the wage gap continues and why asking for a raise often doesn’t work out for women.

“When people see a woman asking for something, they may interpret her act of dominance as inappropriate, as out of bounds for women. Yet when people see a woman stand tall and speak loudly, they tend not to consciously label such behaviors as dominance — so they may not trigger outmoded reactions about how women ‘ought’ to behave.” link to the full article here. 

Below, Hillary celebrates her democratic nomination with a grand gesture. So what can we do to create equality? We need to take a look at the phrase, “asking for it.”

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