viernes, 31 de julio de 2015

Ode to Perfume

Scents are diverse and rich, they can range from very familiar and annoying to estrange and sensual, from smooth and easily forgotten to intense and profusely imprinted into someones persona; I think of perfumes as an access to a whole other world, to me they are like a door, like you're taking a sneak peek into someone's world. When I was growing up I remember the most fascinating woman I meet only by their aroma, and It always had something extra mixed in, than just a bottle of perfume. It could be the gum she was chewing or the cigarette she just had, even the smell of a fresh leather bag.
For me it stared when I turned eleven, that's when I got my first perfume: soft and fresh but can't remember the name; then was One by CK, a very clean one; later in time I got Allure by Chanel, felt just very french; and then were Lola and Daisy by Marc Jacobs; the first one is probably my favourite so far because it's rare and not everyone loves it at first glance. Then Daisy with it's pinch of jasmine, has been my go to up until now that I've made Coco Mademoiselle my current personal scent.

Ode to Perfume by Holger Czukay

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jueves, 16 de julio de 2015

Last day of fresh breeze, not (:

Next month I'll be back in Cuzco (my second time) and I'm already making lists of things to do there (: like going on a flea market, go to Moray y Maras, San Blas streets, Choquequirao, Quewe and Q'eswachaka bridge, besides exploring new sites; meanwhile I have these images of last time in Cuzco.

miércoles, 15 de julio de 2015

The Optical Delusion Of Everyday Consciousness (and other nonsense)

This is an updated metal note from Jan 29.

Repeat yourself: Life's too short and valuable, just short enough to encourage you to start doing what you feel like doing and not too valuable so that you can flow, and not taking it too seriously to enjoy.
After that point when I'll find IT, everything should be easy so, do live up to it.

Albert Einsten's Optical Delusion of Consciousness (19 -1955)"A human being is a part of the whole, called by us, "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Nobody is able to achieve this completely, but the striving for such achievement is in itself a part of the liberation and a foundation for inner security."

He thought that separate minds is an illusion, if we have collapse of the quantum wave function by consciousness, this would entail a single, universal consciousness.

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Girls in Peacetime want to Dance and such

Mental note from late may.
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Imagine a Rookie Future

She's been around since age 11 blogging, then started attending fashion weeks since 12 and launching Rookie Mag that pretty soon became a success; yet somehow she manages to maintain the raw kid in her while achieving, I believe, a high the sense of consciousness and social responsibility that makes me wanna be part of this next generation world SO bad! know being a fan as a reflection of amazing things I believe personally and see reflected on her and her message, like:
  • She thinks teenagers are like a caricature of an adult, because this is the when emotions are  extra strong, your experiencing everything for the first time and let's be real is a universal stage that doesn't change radically in time.
  • Shout out to Gen Z feminist: "I don't think being a girl limits me in any way"
  • Thinks teens should prioritise personal happiness instead of just "being cool" (:
  • Believes that making art is part of living and journaling is very important to create your world
  • She has really good taste in make up (like myself): "A strong brow, natural everywhere else".
  • Personal style is part of a developing identity, and it's FUN! (Glittery!)
  • Recognizes that living as a set of eyes (from inside out) is when she lives the happiest: the world through my eyes instead of focusing about my greasy hair, the one you see, the world (my world) you live in.
  • She dedicates a special place for imaginary and fiction: "Listening to music and daydreaming are experiences as valid as the real ones most of us miss out on"
  • Boy drama is accepted as such and treated as part of life: “So I guess, as Liz Armstrong wrote on Rookie, thinking of a broken heart as broken open to the world, and being your source of connection with other people, that was key, and then you discover that there are so many kinds of love that are not romantic — friendship, relating to a song or movie, just walking around and remembering how small you are. Also, really, most things just take time. So I think you feel it all, cry a ton, then pass the time with Netflix and walks and friends. Then your body physically forgets how the relationship felt or how the breakup felt, and you feel like you can handle anything.”
  • When everything goes wrong quotes Rashida Jones: "It doesn't get better but you get better" Is all about knowing yourself which sucks because at the point you really know yourself at the fullest, you die.
  • Her ongoing mantra is stapled in her bedroom:

 Paris FW 2010
She gave a TED talk about figuring It out (that every adult should watch, I think) in wich she aimes everyone to be Stevie Nicks:
Now she's 18, living in NYC and already has work on the Broadway play, This is Our Youth, along side Michael Cera.
Nylon Mag
In this recent campaign she points out that beauty and fashion doesn't have to be sources of anxiety and pleasing other people, instead:"wear the stuff that makes you feel good and then go about your day and put your energy into making other cool stuff". Period.

Remember: "We're all gonna die (we should be reminding ourselves of death at all times) so that you prioritise the things that make you happy and kinda let go the daily embarrassment of being a human"
Sources: Vice, Oystermag
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