Friday, December 31, 2010


2010 was great,2011 is gonna be better and even more great...Happy New Year!!!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

The Price of Beauty,R.I.P Isabelle Caro

French model Isabelle Caro has lost her battle of anorexia,she appeared in Jessica's Simpson The Price of Beauty.He courage is a testament of the measures and consequences of of the price of beauty.She leaves behind a message of women to be empowered and celebrate beauty in diversity.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Random thoughts

Sometimes it's not about what we want in life,or rather what our friends have and we don't have,its all about the gratitude of what we have.Everyone have their own journey...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Dash-Linda Ellis

Just happened to stumble across this rather inspirational and spiritual reminded me of the power of words....

The Dash-Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak at the funeral of a friend.

He referred to the dates on her tombstone from the beginning to the end.

He noted that first came the date of her birth and spoke of the following date with tears,

But he said what mattered most of all was the Dash between those years.

For that Dash represents all the time that she spent alive on Earth,

And now only those who loved her know what that little line is worth.

For it matters not, how much we own, the cars, the house, the cash,

What matter is how we live and love and how we spend our Dash.

So think about this long and hard; Are there things you’d like to change?

For you never know how much time is left that can still be rearranged.

If we could just slow down enough to consider what’s true and real

And always try to understand the way other people feel.

And be less quick to anger and show appreciation more

And love the people in our lives like we’ve never loved before.

If we treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile,

Remembering that this special dash might only last a little while.

So when your eulogy is being read with your life’s actions to rehash

Would you be proud of the things they say about how you spent your Dash?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Black Beauty

Breathtaking beauty Ajak Deng and Ataui Deng for Arise fall winter edition.

Gender Revolution

James Franco in Candy Magazine
Male Model Andrej Pejic

Seems like this year,gender revolution is back with a bang with fashion embracing transexuals and gender diversity as witnessed in James Franco in the cover of Candy Magazine,beautiful male model Andrej Pejic to star in Marc Jacobs campaign(who himself posed in drag)Lea T in Givenchy,her story was groundbreaking when she posed full frontal.Lea T demonstatred the thin line boundaries of sexuality.Matters of sexuality have always been senstitive,but at the end of the day everyone wants to be validated despite of who they are.


Sometimes in life you feel like you are the only one..then you realize that in fact you should be grateful for what you have.I guess is the never ending quest of humanity to run on the want treadmill and be blinded of the fact that sometimes what we want is not what we need.Though it sounds cliche,when we overcome our fears and have inner peace,it is the beginning of greatness.

image via fantasywallaper

Monday, December 6, 2010

In honor of Canto Pop Queen/Diva and King:Anita Mui and Leslie Cheung

Anita Mui
Leslie Cheung

Since in I am in Asia,I have connected with some of the music,it is amazing how you can feel good music without understanding the language.As I was watching a preview from Astro Bio,about the legendary Leslie Cheung whom I have heard of,then I became curious of Anita Mui.I came across a clip in you tube of her final days,quite emotional and most importantly the most amazing thing is her stage presence.

Leslie Cheung is the Canto Pop King and Actor who sadly died of depression in April 2003.He is as well considered one of the biggest stars in Asia.

Anita Mui is one of the famous Canto Pop Diva and Actress who was known for her stage presence which is reminiscent of Madonna and presently Lady Gaga.Sadly she died of cancer in December 2003.However it is her strength,courage and charisma that her fans must keep her legacy forever,as she 'married' them in her farewell concert Voice from The Soul.Below in her own words from the clip she says emotional and powerful words:

Do I look beautiful in a wedding dress?
but the time for the wedding has passed,
I had several chances to put on a wedding dress but I missed it.
Every lady's dream is:
to possess her own wedding dress,to have her own wedding.
I believe,I,Myself,don't have a chance.
I am a Singer and Actress.
About the wedding dress,it's not my first time I have put it on,
but everytime,it doesn't belong to me.
Finally,I told my work partner,I do really want to put on for only one time.
It doesn't matter that nobody is marrying me,make me my own weding dress.
To show everbody that this one really belongs to me.
Finally,look,I have my own,it's simple but red carpet.
Maybe for for one night,maybe for the whole concert night.
Thereafter,it will be in storage,to give to one of you.
So is the the life:
sometimes,you thought you will have,but it's simply against your wish.
I thought I could marry when I was 28 or before 30,
I wish I could have my own family and children when I was 32,but neither.
Finally,I have reached 40,
What do I have?
I have you(my fans)
but I have a warning from my heart,
if you fall in love,have a relationship,don't doubt too long,otherwise if doubt too long,your partner will be gone.
dating,living together,enough?No
A woman and man's dream is different,
woman wish is:to have own family,to have a good husband who loves her,
to have a whole life companion,till the end of life.
but whatever you do,no matter how hard you try,how hard you make effort,trying to work it out,it's just vain,nothing.
No problem,I can wait for Beckham,wait for his divorce.
But waiting for Andy Lau,is more than difficult,he is celibate(no intention of marriage).
The last song f my concert,is meaningful,including the Voice of my heart and soul.
But I wanna tell you from my heart,
although the sunset is beautiful,it is gone in seconds,becomes the past.
So we have to treasure each minute and second.
I wish I could tell all of you,the sunset is amazing,but it approaches the dust.

She then sang in her language,The Manhattan-Kiss and Say Goodbye.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

America's Next Top Model S15 Winner... Ann Ward

It was such a moving moment that Ann got the crown,because she is truly surprising and deserving.
Indeed,it does get better.
Ann went from being the bullied and awkward to the coveted title of America's Next Top Model.
She is the epitome of a imperfect beauty,she might not be conventionally accepted as beautiful but the girl is the right answer for High Fashion.
Hope her career does not go silent like previous winners.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Living Legend,Lady Gaga

"The funny thing is that some people reduce freedom to a brand," Gaga said between tears. "They think that it's trendy now to be free. They think it's trendy to be excited about your identity. When in truth, there is nothing trendy about 'Born This Way.' 'Born This Way' is a spirit, and it is this connection that we all share. It is something so much deeper than a wig or a lipstick or an outfit or a [expletive] meat dress. 'Born This Way' is about us, 'Born This Way' is about what keeps us up at night and makes us afraid."

Lady Gaga is more than a popstar,she uses her power to fight for freedom for other's sake.Her music is her voice of change to the world.

via Yahoo

Friday, November 12, 2010

Lethal Beauty

Angelina Jolie leaves her black and graces the high fashion world in the Vogue issue December.This woman is so beautiful in a lethal and captivating way.Her achievements to being the ass kicking action heroine,philathropist and global parent are beyond measure.She is sure a force to be reckoned with.

images via Vogue

Friday, October 8, 2010

Black Beauty

Sudanese Supermodel defies the meaning of beauty,with long legs and flawless coffee complexion she is a force to be reckoned with.Her beauty extends to her charity work including being a member for U.S Comitee for Refugees.
Kerry Washington is one of the most beautiful black women,she is a great actress and style icon.
"...I don't want to ignore my Blackness. I just want to get to the point where my racial identity is simply a part of what makes me unique..." in the cover of Essence
Michelle Obama is the epitome of 21st century definition of a woman,beauty with brains.Her iconic style and Harvard law degree makes a lethal combination.
Michelle Obama tops the Forbes Most Powerful Women 2010.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

African Goddess of Soul

Simphiwe Dana is one of the best African jazz singers,with a soulful voice that transports you to a mysterious and calm place.Her intriguing and compelling connection to African roots makes her music deep without loosing modernity and still maintaining a fresh sound.

Above are shots from her new album Kulture Noir which are so captivating and echoes an element of darkness.Can't wait to get lay my hands on the album!!!

Check the video to one of her popular songs from her award winning album 'Zandisile'

Moving On

If you haven’t changed your mind,

Now i have to move on.

Stayed in the shadows for long,

Thought you would see the light.

Though its like a knife in the heart,

In the night,the pain will eventually melt away.

Its makes no sense,

To cultivate a barren land,


A heart waits for love and to love.

credits Bloodrose

Monday, September 13, 2010

Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (2010 Version)

The Best of VMA 2010

Lady Gaga was the Lady of the night taking home 8 awards.She didn’t forget to inject the VMA with her over the top and dramatic fashion ensembles.The Alexander McQueen is just so major.Her speeches were so emotional and she thanked her ‘little monsters’ over and over again.Love or hate her,she is at the top of her game.

Florence Welch of Florence and The Machine,literally dazzled in a Givenchy number and gave a hearwarming performance of their hit’Dog Days Are Over'.

Kanye West brought his best self, looking all donned up in a red suit and a matching performance to go with it.

Credits:Nicola Formichetti,Upscale Hype

Its official,Victoria Beckham-Fashion Designer

showstopper and great draping

For her spring collection she stays true to her classic and structured style philosophy which echoes the concept of 'fashion fades,style is eternal'.Most of her dresses reflects her understanding of a sexy and subtle woman who exudes class and confidence.This time around she introduced her handbag collection,which draws inspiration from her beloved 'Birkin bag'.There is no doubt thatVictoria Beckham is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

The Rose In The Sky

Blizzard of the snow storm,

Hearts lying side by side,

Fighting for unison.

Deep down the souls long to connect,

Alas tis a matter of time.

Tongue stuck with three little words,

The flight time is now.

He wanders like a lost ewe,

Now he wishes to have said it,

He looks around, crying silently like a tortured soul.

He choose to fill a drum with holes,

Reality clears like the morning mist.

The flight disappears through the tower glass,

Petals flying in the wind.

In his world,

The petals drips blood.

only if had borrowed time,

time for a simple ala carte meal in KFC,

hour comedy at GSC,

a ‘free’ stroll in Chinatown,

a night in a rundown motel,

he didn’t have to buy the moon.

image via yahoo

Friday, August 20, 2010

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Monday, February 1, 2010


Just when I thought that I have adjusted to Lady Gaga being unpredictable,she left me speechless with her astounding and electrifying performance.Like always her avant garde world was filled with a showstopping leotard with pumped shoulders and shoes to match her ego,and as always with her equally talented esemble of creative team.

Just when we thought that grand opening was enough,they literally threw her in a pit,metaphorically that she is a monster who deserves to be thrown out of the game.Even Beyonce had to up her game a bit with her military inspired performance.Well,Lady Gaga proved to be unstoppable as she emerged with the ever flamboyant and on point Sir Elton John to give what I consider to be the best duet in the Grammy history.Meanwhile,she managed to make Elton John into a little monster with futuristic sunglasses,one dangling earring and make up smeared face.

On different note,Jennifer Hudson looked amazing in a Victoria Beckham ensemble,which proved VB interview true,contrary to the believe that her amazing,sophisticated and successful line was only for the model thin, like her,but rather it is for different sizes.She even joked that she could fit in dress Jennifer Lopez's wore from her collection.

images via Yahoo