"I never knew what I wanted to be, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be. I wanted to be an independent woman, a woman who could pay her own bills, a woman who can run her own life."
Diane Von Fustenberg
This is one of my all time favorite campaigns, Kate Moss channeling Anita Pallenberg circa 1969 for Longchamp Spring 2011. The film was shot in Marrakech and directed by Alasdair McLellan, and creative director, Lee Swillingham.
The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.
—On The Road
The Laughing Heart by Charles Bukowski
your life is your life
don’t let it be clubbed into dank submission.
be on the watch.
there are ways out.
there is light somewhere.
it may not be much light but
it beats the darkness.
be on the watch.
the gods will offer you chances.
you can’t beat death but
you can beat death in life, sometimes.
and the more often you learn to do it,
the more light there will be.
your life is your life.
know it while you have it.
you are marvelous
the gods wait to delight
Books Worth Reading
In search of a new book? Here are a few options
El Imperio de lo efímero (L’Empire de l’éphémère : la mode et son destin dans les sociétés modernes) by Gilles Lipovetsky
In which the French philosopher analizes the role of fashion in society.
Selected Stories by Alice Munro
The 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature winner enchants all the readers with her unparalleled talent to write stories.
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This is Sylvia Plath’s only novel and it’s often described as semi-autobiographical. It tells the story of how Esther Greenwood’s slide into mental illness and her subsequent recovery.
Journey to the End of the Night (Voyage Au Bout De La Nuit) by Louis-Ferdinand Céline
Also a semi-autobiographical novel which describes Ferdinand Bardamu “journey” from the trenches of World War I all the way to the African Jungle and New York.
El Crack Up by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A collection of essays by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald compiled and edited by Edmund Wilson after Fitzgerald’s death.
Y Siguió la Fiesta (And the Show Went On) by Alan Riding
A detailed account of Parisian cultural life during the Nazi occupation.
Raquel Welch in the 70’s, defining the bohemian / free spirited look