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.
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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?

 

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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 !!
So 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.”

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First it was Homer’s nationality, now the Trojan War is Anatolia’s culture and mythology. 
Insane.

 

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….

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Signature packaging!
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:

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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!

 

Mine All Mine (video)

“Spring-Summer Pieces Are Brought to Balletic Life in an Interactive [brilliant may I add] Short”. (source: www.nowness.com).
The best combination of two of my favorite subjects: contemporary dance and fashion.
Louis Vuitton, Kenzo, La Perla, Maison Martin Margiela, Bottega Veneta pieces fly and dance along with the performers from London’s Sadler’s Wells Theater.
I am sure many of my friends will appreciate this video. Not only for watching the dancers moving gracefully in their fashionable styles, but also for being able to buy their favorite styles by clicking directly on the shoppable version of the video which can be found here.
 

Shopping Chanel in a Supermarket… (video)

Yes! you read it right. Chanel’s F/W14 runway in a supermarket. Well, it was Grand Palais turned into a supermarket, to be more precise, Karl Lagerfeld’s idea of presenting the new collection. Kinda weird right?
A great oxymoron to me. Cause if Chanel was to be sold in a supermarket, it wouldn’t be Chanel.. On the other hand how many of the ladies wearing Chanel (even those carrying a handbag) would actually visit the supermarket in their precious outfits? Very few, if none including myself, I suppose (now that I’m giving it a second thought, I think my auntie Evangelie would but she’s an exception)..
Ladies in Chanel don’t go to the supermarket themselves. They ask their personnel to do the grocery shopping. In fact they don’t even ask…
But then again Karl has a different opinion…

Watch the video:

What do you think of Karl Lagerfeld’s idea?

Video from AP. Photo: Reuters.

The Photoshop Beauty (video)

In a brilliant video concept for her song “Nouveau Parfum”, Hungarian singer Boggie is undergoing a virtual make-over with the help of photoshop.  The result is astonishing: The girl of next door is transformed into a beauty goddess, a star, a model. Food for thought: Is this the “perfection” we seek in our everyday lives? And how much stress do we experience trying to reach our utopian goals?

Source: www.mixanitouxronou.gr

Happy Birthday Julie!!! (video)

Αφιερωμένο. Just a little laugh… unwrap it with care 🙂 Σε αγαπάμε κουκλίτσα! xxx

After watching back to back episodes of “Homeland”, an eccentric young woman has a dream that sparks an internal struggle with her ethnic identity.

Starring:
Kathreen Khavari (www.kathreenkhavari.com) (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm3111065/)
Shahaub Roudbari

Directed by: Shahaub Roudbari
Written by: Kathreen Khavari
Director of Photography: Jennifer Hook

Feature in the Unsung Lilly video!

Unsung Lilly is an inspiring pop band from UK. With their music and stance on life Sera, Frankie, Wayne, Allan and Russ, embody many of the values and principles I live by, so it couldn’t but “just be” a love at first sight!

Now if you want to be featured in their new video about self-acceptance visit their blog here and find out how. Act quickly!

For a little inspiration, here is their song “Just Be” which was released last year…

Music: Machine Gun Geezer (video too!)

Machine Gun Geezer, the alternative/indie/groove band from Bahrain will participate at the music competition organized during the National Day Festival at Bahrain International Circuit.

The group will go on stage at 4:30 pm on Friday 13th of December at BIC and we believe they certainly deserve your support and applause!

For more information about the band you may visit their Facebook page and why not become a fan as they are awesome!

Last month, the group had their debut performance at the Dilmun Club, from where the short clip:

Best of luck to you guys! 

A Christmas Tale by Cartier

Cartier’s Winter Tales have sort of become the house’s tradition so we couldn’t resist posting this year’s magical ad. Directed by Bibo Bergero, the video is taking us to a magical walk through Paris of the 1920’s with baby panther once again the protagonist. Just watch the video and who knows? Maybe Cartier’s baby panther and elves could pay you a visit this Christmas 🙂