A gift for my birthday, I don’t know whether to love it or hate it. Yes I still have mixed emotions about my new Apple Watch. Why? For so many reasons. But let us start first things first. Continue reading “My love-and-hate relationship with my new Apple Watch.”
Art Exhibition: I paint what I feel, I feel what I paint
Exceptional artist, brilliant mind and dearest friend Stella Stylianou paints what she feels and feels what she paints. The result: a world full of emotions, feminine and strong at the same time, a circle of beauties with seductive eyes, enwrapped in alluring mysteries waiting to be explored. If you happen to be in Cyprus this weekend you have to visit Stella’s exhibition and let your heart be charmed by her wonderful paintings. Friday 8th to Sunday 10th of April at MS Viewpoint Studios in Nicosia. (Check below last picture for details on venue and timings). Continue reading “Art Exhibition: I paint what I feel, I feel what I paint”
Lessons Learned. A mum’s letter to her son’s examiner
Dear Mr. Examiner,
I didn’t know anything about you before you came to Bahrain as an examiner for the Rock and Pop examinations but I had to check out on your music, especially since you failed my son on his drums’ exams. Continue reading “Lessons Learned. A mum’s letter to her son’s examiner”
YouTube Rewind 2015
A little something to cheer us up!
Playing in Nature
Where houses are abandoned, nature takes over and paints the town in summer’s golden hues. It’s time for reflection, time to love and feel loved, time to reunite with mother nature.
This is roughly the idea behind Maria Galati’s photoshoot who chose Zoe Manousaridou as her model to capture the sense of freedom one experiences when in interaction with nature. An actress, art director and manager of emerging music bands, Maria Galati wanted to simply express her idea through her lens and Zoe’s gypsy soul and country style channeled and delivered the message. Nature played her part too. Enjoy!
Art Director/Photographer/Creative Photo Idea: Maria Galati
Model: Zoe Manousaridou
I Try to Talk to You. Listen. Watch.
More and more fashion houses and online stores realize the power of cinematic art as a way to showcase their collections. Sometimes the results are astonishing.
SSENSE and System Magazine present Hercules & Love Affair’s new video for “I Try To Talk To You” ft. John Grant. Directed by David Wilson and styled by Simon Robins, the video features looks from the Spring collections of Acne Studios, Balmain and T by Alexander Wang.
Speechless. Art and fashion working together to spread emotions. Watch the video, enjoy the music:
Remember Mine All Mine ? The concept is almost the same, although I found I Try to Talk To You powerful beyond measure.
Cute and playful, TheOutnet video for their 5th birthday features some of the hottest gals in fashion and music. Among them, personal favorite, brilliant blogger and Man Repeller, Leandra Medine. You can watch the video and campaign here.
So now that you listened and watched I wait for your comments! x
Update: Homer Anatolian? Epic Fail!
Update on our previous post: Homer Anatolian??? Epic Fail !!!
Bahrain Economic Development Board has quietly updated its Press Release with regards to performance “Troy” by Turkish dance company “Fire of Anatolia.” The updated version which you can find here reads: “poet Homer”. The same in Arabic. Although the word “Anatolian” was erased for Homer’s ethnicity we haven’t seen the word “Greek” added instead.
Probably because in the official website of “Fire of Anatolia” Greece or Greeks are nowhere mentioned. You can read about the Persians, the Romans, the Byzantines even Alexander the Great.. But Greece? Probably for Turkey Greece never existed. Or Alexander the Great was Turkish. Or Skopjan (another bitter story for another post).
As for the Facebook post from Spring of Culture, this is not edited. And it won’t. It contains the words of Director Mustafa Erdogan in quotes so I suppose the event organizers have no control over what he says. Or at least that’s what they think. And that’s the oxymoron: freedom of speech is allowed to someone bearing the same name with Turkey’s Prime Minister who by the way recently banned twitter and youtube.
So much for Mr. Erdogan’s words from their website: “The main concept behind Fire of Anatolia is the meeting of civilizations”. The meeting you said? Or the splitting?
We will keep you updated of any news on the story. I just trust that fellow journalists, when conducting an interview with the Director Erdogan or the dancers, will ask the right questions.
Homer Anatolian??? “Epic” Fail !!!!
Homer was a Greek poet. No doubt about it. So was the Trojan horse, Greek. Right?
This afternoon I received a press release from Bahrain Economic Development Board with regards to the performance of Turkish dance Company “Fire of Anatolia” in view of Bahrain’s Spring of Culture on the 28th and 29th of March.
I was infuriated with the part where it is stated:
The show portrays the legend of Troy, written by Anatolian poet Homer in his masterpiece the Iliad and the Odyssey in 1180 BC, and hailed as one of the most known compositions in the world.
I didn’t need to be a university student at the Hellenic Civilization Faculty of OUC to agree with the fact that Iliad and Odyssey are (two actually not one!!) of the most known compositions in the world. BUT THEY ARE KNOWN TO BE GREEK!!!! Of course in the PR there is no mention WHATSOEVER about Greece. And I am wondering since when Homer became “Anatolian”? Who are these ignorant people who wrote this Press Release?
So let’s get things straight, shall we?
Irrelatively where HOMER was born (there are several claims about his birthplace):
1. The world back in HOMER’s time WAS NOT the same with the world we live in today. So weren’t the borders.
2. HOMER was a GREEK poet and his epics are INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS Greek. It’s a FACT. Open a History book you guys!
Bahrain Economic Development Board should apologize to the Greek Community in Bahrain as their Press Release is offensive and ridiculous. As for the turkish dance company I really don’t want to believe that the artists are that illiterate not to know basic History. But as a friend put it on my Facebook post: “Definitely they’re not, we can let pass d silly things like coffee and sweets.,etc but when it comes to a whole History, well, am Moroccan but would say : Basta !!“
Update: The provocation goes on, the latest from Spring of Culture’s Facebook page: “In the words of artistic director Mustafa Erdoğan, Troy “is not only a show, it has a historical claim…telling the world about the legend of the Trojan War, Anatolia’s culture and mythology.”
First it was Homer’s nationality, now the Trojan War is Anatolia’s culture and mythology.
Note: The post was updated with screenshots as Bahrain Economic Development Board has corrected their Press Release to read: “Poet Homer”. Please check our Update: Homer Anatolian? Epic Fail!
It Matches My Style!
It’s one of my favorite online shops, if not the first on my list. Not only because of their top brand selection, or their easy to navigate and shop website, or the super fast transit time of my buys from their warehouse to my door. There is a WOW factor about this shop that makes me anticipating my shipment each and every time I press the order button.. And that is….
I was pleasantly surprised by Matches Fashion again, and again and again with all the beautiful and joyful designs of their sturdy boxes where they put my little newly-acquired treasures for their trip home. Boxes which of course I keep and use for storage or decoration. And here’s my latest buy, my Isabel Marant Dickers in camel brown right out of the colorful Matches box:
My booties were packaged carefully by Martha, who left a handwritten note for me. Thank you Martha! Now you got me! I have said before in a previous post how I love handwritten notes as they seem caring and far more personal than typed ones. And although I ‘m sure it took Martha longer to prepare my beautiful package, it literally took her only a couple of seconds to write down her note and make a huge difference…
It certainly matches my style!