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If I could ever sound like anyone when I sing, it would be Neshama Carlebach.
The voice, the intensity, the spirituality, the beauty.
Jump to 1:21 to get to the singing in this video:
Neshama’s father was the famous Shlomo Carlebach, renowned for his contribution to Judaic folk music and spirituality. Clearly, she has carried on his legacy.
I get goosebumps every time I hear her sing.
I hope you enjoy!
I’ve always loved the richness of North African culture.
And I’ve always been drawn to their styles of decoration, draping, lighting, color, and tone.
Such detail, such vividness, such bite.
It almost feels alive.
I think that it’s always important to feel warm in one’s home, and the Moroccan style does that for me just perfectly.
Sensual. Bold. Seductive.
Absolutely love the look and the feel.
I haven’t written in a while. I’ve been kind of busy lately, figuring things out and what my next step in life ought to be.
A few weeks ago I went to the John Lennon and Yoko Ono PEACE exhibition here in Montreal. It was phenomenal, inspirational, and truly amazing. They really were ahead of their time, promoting peace, art, open mindedness, love, and happiness. The fact that John Lennon was shot for promoting this lifestyle is horribly and terribly ironic. I can just imagine how much change could have happened should he have lived on and continued his legacy with his beloved Yoko.
Here is a poem I came up with inspired by them.
Think. Hope. Love.
Why can’t there be peace?
Everyday there is more war and more hate in the world.
When will it end? How CAN it end?
Take my hand, dear neighbor and friend,
Let’s hope for the best.
Why is there so much anger? Why is there so much rage?
Is this what we intended?
Is this what we want?
Is there no other way?
Think. Hope. Love.
To dream of the day that the white dove flies in with olive branches,
Is the day we will start a new world.
Our own world.
With no bloodshed.
With no guns.
With no hate.
With no war.
With love in our hearts, and peace in our minds,
Our new world will flourish.
Think. Hope. Love.
How I love his black and white photography skills. So elegant, chic, raw, edgy, but most of all….. wonderful.
Avedon was born in New York to a Jewish-Russian family in 1923. He has worked for astound fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue for many year, being the head photographer from the 1970s to the late 1980s (up until Anna Wintour tookover as editor in chief). He also took pictures of famous stars, such as the Beatles (who featured his photography in one of their albums), Marilyn Monroe, and many others. Notably, Avedon became the first staff photographer of the New Yorker in 1992.
He was an activist for the Civil Rights movements, anti-Vietnam war movements, and others. He took photos of protests of these movements, along with the fall of the Berlin wall.
Avedon spent some years in Europe photographing high-end fashion in Paris after the Second World War. Avedon has many collections, but he is renown for his black and white shots, and his huge prints, some of which are as big as 3 feet. He has won many awards, including the International Center of Photography Master of Photography Award in 1993, the Prix Nadar in 1994 for his photobook Evidence, and the Royal Photographic Society 150th Anniversary Medal in 2003.
In 2004, Avedon died from a brain hemorrhage while shooting for the New Yorker.
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while surfing around looking for bridesmaids apparel, i stumbled upon Bonzie Designs, and i am absolutely head over heals in love with their designs! they’re an indeprendent fashion label, originating from Ireland, who create astounding pieces with such elegance! i’m really liking their bolero-shrugs.
romantic, vintage, beautiful, unique, and trendy all swirled into one. i’ve never seen anything like it!
i just love how they use pieces of fabric to create pieces of art.
what’s wonderful about these boleros is that they are so versatile.. they can be dressed up to extreme glamour for wedding and such events, or worn with some jeans or leggings and heels to pump up a night on the town.
many of their styles are inspired from the victorian ages.. you really sense the romanticism behind each piece, and the historic influence in their style.. combining culture, history, trend, and glam is what makes bonzie’s style so special!
They ship internationally!!!!!!! what great news!!
Here’s a few more… I couldn’t resist…