My life lately has been kinda boring since I started school 2 weeks ago. I have classes 4 days a week but I actually go to school 7 days a week believe it or not- I can’t get enough! Its a really fun challenge, just what I needed.
Anyway, here are my two favorite looks from the last 2 weeks.
Just my observations.
I have been very low key at this years Toronto Film Festival, mostly because of school and my heavy course load. Gone are the days of attending every party. In the past, it seemed like I would show up to the opening of an envelope…not this time around. There has been no partying and mostly just watching the films. Below are a few I enjoyed.
Top Five was a Chris Rock film. Click here to check out a recording I made of the entire cast at the films World Premier.
The movie basically had anybody and everyone in it, be careful not to blink because you might miss some appearances. It started off feeling like a Woody Allen directed flick but was quickly overtaken by the Chris Rock brand. I honestly didn’t think I would like it, I was surprised I did, everyone in the audience enjoyed it and I suspect it will be a HUGE hit at the box office.
BLACK AND WHITE
Now I have to say I really enjoyed Black and White. It starred Octavia Spencer and Kevin Costner. Phenomenal performances by everyone. I have never cried so hard at a movie, a friend of mine who was in attendance didn’t cry, she didn’t enjoy the film either. So there is a fair and balanced review for you. I say it again though, I LOVED it. Here is a recording I made of the cast at the premier.
THE KEEPING ROOM
Now this was an interesting movie, strong (gorgeous) female leads, the male lead was very easy on the eyes as well. From a fashion perspective, I loved how everything formed out like a Ralph Lauren ad campaign i.e, very Midwestern/ rugged and rustic… romantic?
The performances were strong and believable, full of nail biting suspense.
The movie was directed by Daniel Barber and the best part is…. I was seated next to his son! Naturally I had to record a video and he kindly obliged to articulate!
Today I attended the book launch of a marketing genius friend of mine who is now a published author. Check me out with Mr. Clive Veroni, author of SPIN. More on the book here.
Had to come back home to do homework and reading assignments BUT, I am invited to a TIFF event tomorrow…I don’t have school on Friday!
The ethereal goddess, Naomi Campbell was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott for the September 2014 of Interview Magazine. She wears Givenchy and she has never looked hotter.
I am posting this to bring awareness to a very important issue, and one that most people take for granted- the access to CLEAN DRINKING WATER, which is getting harder and harder to find for many people around the world. Water is what gives life to our planet. Water is a basic human need required for survival, just like oxygen.
For the people who would rather waste clean water in order to OPT OUT of raising money for charity, and for those of you who insist on wasting clean water in order to create awareness and raise money for charity, I hope you can appreciate these facts.….” To put the waste this campaign has caused into simple terms, let’s just assume everyone is using a five gallon bucket. Now multiply that number by the more than 1.2 million videos shared on Facebook since June 1. Based on that assumption (5 x 1,200,000), over 6 million gallons of water have been poured out in the name of Lou Gehrig’s Disease. The average American household uses 320 gallons per day, which means that based on this estimation, nearly 19,000 homes’ daily water usage has been wasted. And that’s not even taking into account that videos posted online often depict multiple people, sometimes even entire sororities or fraternities, taking part in the ice bucket challenge, often using more than one bucket per video.” Jason Ruize……
This is what the Ice Bucket Challenge is.
I have been seeing it pop up here and there on various social media platforms and I have made two rants about it. Last week I said on my Facebook Page;
…”Can someone please tell me what this pouring ice water on yourself thing is? I can’t even get into a cold swimming pool, why would anyone pour a bucket of ice water on themselves? Is it like one of those silly Kony2012 things? I know I will not be into it whatever the explanation is, but I still want to know what it’s about.”
I received various responses including this informative link.
Maybe I woke up on the wrong side of the bed but this morning I made another rant;
I was just telling someone the other day after I saw Bill Gates participate in this fad. I was like, “wouldn’t it be better if he writes a check to cure the entire disease instead of dumping ice cold water on his head?”. It reminds me of say, when someone like Michelle Obama holds up a piece of paper saying #BringBackOurGirls instead of perhaps over breakfast, saying to her husband to DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT. Naturally, as human beings, we all feel compassion and want to have purpose, this is why we do these #hashtag and ice bucket challenges…to feel like we helped (even if its to bring awareness) because it can feel so hopeless at times and we are often at a loss for how to assist. BUT, that’s where I personally draw the line. Billionaire philanthropists, politicians and celebrities should cut these cheap PR brownie point stunts, get off their asses and actually do something about these issues, why? Because unlike us, they have the ability to do so. End of Monday rant- GOOD MORNING!
No sooner had I spoken, than I saw this article.
I hope none of the people I admire whose names I included in my rants are offended. I am still able to admire you while having a difference of opinion on some things. Cool?
If you have a moment, check out this organisation that I support; FACE AFRICA.
Their mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to some of the most remote parts of sub-Saharan Africa. It starts with water.
At the age of seventeen, Dominique Sirop was apprenticed to Yves Saint Laurent at his atelier, where he learnt his craft. In 1978, he showed some sketches to Hubert de Givenchy, who hired him as an assistant designer.
In 1995, Sirop was Hubert de Givenchy’s chosen successor as chief designer of the Givenchy label, but Bernard Arnault, head of the Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy conglomerate which owned Givenchy, took the view that Sirop was not well known enough to the public and appointed John Galliano instead. The head designer at Givenchy is now Ricardo Tisci.
Click here to see more of what this talented designer is up to now.
The leaders of Various African nations are in Washington DC for the three day U.S. Africa Leaders Summit. This is where they discuss more ways to pillage and plunder African resources- JUST KIDDING! The summit climaxed with the White House State Dinner in honor of the VIP’s. This is where all the fun happened where lets face it, If all the eyes are on the leaders at the summit, their wives take center stage here.
It is very refreshing to see the First Ladies put the continents best fashion foot forward, some looks might be viewed as odd or not easy to understand but remember, these are all the rage in Africa and this is how we put it together. Nobody can wear colour like us, I mean, NOBODY!
Here are the looks that stood out the most to me.
This were in my eyes, the standouts.
Check out these images out of Vancouver from the Rapture party that goes on during Vancouver Pride.
This is seriously beyond amazing! Such creativity and vision! I am impressed, very impressed.
This is Shokra’s Facebook… where I stole the pictures from