Wonder woman of the month: Mukta
” As I was getting my son ready for his Independence Day celebrations at school last week, I got a random idea. As a tribute to the lady who “fought like a man” for her freedom, he went dressed as Rani Laxmi Bai of Jhansi. Here he is, with the long hair, the sword, the symbolic baby tied across his back and merrily shouting ” Main meri Jhansi nahi dungi”. ( I wont consede my kindgdom.) May more women empower, and be empowered! “
Randy Pausch’s last lecture. ( It has 18 Million views for a reason.) During my teaching years, I would give extra credit to students who read his book. I had professors who made me read: Guns, Germs and Steel. A short history of nearly everything. Zen and art of motorcycle maintenance.
Grace Note Chimes. My neighbor has the EarthSong in their front yard. When we go for a walk, Hombre and I always stop and listen.
Blue garment of the month : Cable knit sweater.
Vintage garment of the month : Tartan Skirt with scarf.
Second-hand garment of the month : APC polka dot blouse
Blog Recommendation: Un petit bijou. She had stopped writing years ago. But I go back to re-read when I am craving eloquent writing, beautifully made garments and essays on personal style.
This Instagram account: Urban Jungle Blog
Vestiare Collective has a series called : Love your style. I view these videos for the same reason we travel to far off places. These closets don’t resemble one another and there is so much to see.
” The atmosphere is listening, and it carries the sea’s messages far afield. Before we existed, and after we are gone, the ocean will continue to whisper to the atmosphere. ”
#ad : Arete Goods. They found my blog through my Porselli Review. Asked if I could review their ballet flats. I tried my best to scare them off. I told them that I won’t write a review before 100 wears. And they said ‘absolutely’. I then told them that I am a data scientist and we don’t draw conclusions from a stand alone data point. I will have to pit these flats against every other ballet flats I ever owned : Prada, Jil Sander, Clarks, Porselli, Saint Laurent, … And they said yes again. Brands usually back off. Not these guys. #respect. Now that I have them, can I be objective about an item that I didn’t pay for? I will do my best to do an honest review. Let the experiment begin.
Films and storytelling. When I was younger, I only appreciated the plot and the key events – the fight scenes, the love scenes, the pretty actors, … the obvious entertainment. But the nuances add a certain depth to a story – the silences, the character development, the conversations between characters that show a conflict of mind, the design of screenplay, the cinematography, … I used to think art that needs to be explained is not art at all. (Although no amount of explaining will make me ‘get’ Vetements). Once I started to learn about these elements, the pleasures of the good films seem to amplify.
Any Game Of Thrones fans out there? Life advise from THE Hound: Stop whinging.
Balcony seating chart on Saturday movie night.