Me + Dave LaChapelle = Bliss

February 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

 

 

Being a fan of Dave LaChapelle’s print editorials for the likes of Vogue as well as the in your face, over the top photo shoots of celebrities (Micheal Jackson standing on Satan anyone??) I was really upset when he announced his retirement from fashion photography in 2005. However, my friend told me about one of his exhibitions here in London and I jumped at the chance to go with her.

He’s back sans the celebrities making an illustrious transition from fashion photographer to fine artist with a collection paintings. His latest collection is called ‘Earth laughs at flowers’ and as the name suggests these are paintings of flowers. But that would be too straightforward for Mr LaChapelle so you’ll need to look very closely to notice that these just aren’t any flowers. I won’t give anything away though. Why not pop down to check them out? You won’t be dissapointed.

The exhibition runs until the 24th of March 2012 @ Robilant & Voena, 38 Dover Street, W1S 4NL 🙂

Make your signature count: Help close Guantanamo Bay

January 21, 2012 § Leave a comment

Sign our global petition calling on President Obama to take action to close Guantánamo by ending indefinite detention. It’s been ten years too long.

On 11 January 2002 the first detainees were transferred to Guantánamo Bay. Since then, the US detention facility has made headlines with allegations of torture, enforced disappearances and illegal detention.

A decade on and 171 detainees remain at Guantánamo Bay. At least 12 arrived as part of the original group first transferred ten years ago. Most have never been charged with a crime and don’t know when they will face trial, if at all. Those who have been charged face unfair trial by military commission.

Indefinite detention without trial violates international human rights law and must end now.

Please click on the link below to show your support. Thank you! 🙂

http://www.protectthehuman.com/petition_actions/10-years-on-end-detentions-at-guantanamo-bay/petition_results/new

For female writers and businesswomen

January 3, 2012 § Leave a comment

One of my best friends asked me to write a short articlefor her website http://www.amandastephen.com. She is a success coach, speaker and visonary; who specialises in helping women entrepenuers find their passion and/or niche markets as well as putting them on the road to business success.

Click on the link below to read the full article 🙂

http://amandastephen.com/how-to-utilize-the-power-of-the-written-word-in-your-business

Freaky but somehow cool

December 19, 2011 § Leave a comment

When I first saw this picture it cause me to freak out just a tiny bit. Actually, I freaked out a lot though I don’t really know why. I actually really love anything with a skull design. I just know I won’t be able to look at an apple the same way ever again 😦

The artwork is entitled Apple of Death and it’s by a Finnish artist called Jaakko Rajala. Enjoy!

In the mood for inspiration?

December 15, 2011 § Leave a comment

Sometimes it can be really overwhelming when you have ideas and thoughts for various projects swirling around in your head. All my ideas tend to hit me at once and I end up being trapped in a whirlpool of confusion. I recently started to create a mood board for a current project and it has really helped. I love that I can instantly visualize what I want the end product to look like and I can also add different pictures that reflect any new ideas.

My mind suddenly feels clutter free and it’s also a great way to recycle my endless stacks of Vanity Fair magazines. I’ll post my mood board when it’s completed 😉

 

Art from the heART

December 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Some of you may know that I grew up in the Caribbean. Anytime I see anything that reminds me of the sun, sea and colours of those beautiful islands it tends to make me extremely homesick. Today one of my friends introduced me to a Trinidadian artist called Boscoe Holder. His paintings are so colourful and reflect the people, plants and animals in the Caribbean.

I also love that many of his paintings primarily focus on the beauty of women. They certainly inspire me to write. How do they make you feel?

The written word: A great business marketing tool-Part 1

December 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

It’s not a secret that writing a book is a key piece to someone’s climb to success. It also remains the best way to spread the word about your business. If you have your own business you are most likely to be approcable and smart. Why not channel some of your skills into a book that will help to establish you in your field?

There is a myth that you have to be great writer to get started. It is exactly that. A myth. The only thing you need to get going is a killer idea and great guidance along the way. Leave the editing, proof- reading and other technical aspects to people that do those jobs for a living.

As businessmen and women we generally have to juggle work life and home life; which many of us do without a single complaint. Even though you don’t have to be Tolstoy, you do need to be disciplined and setting aside precious time each day can prove a bit tricky. But what does success mean to you? Can you really afford to lose out on another stream of income because you can’t set aside 30 minutes each day?

Whether you get published through an agent or go down the road of self-publishing you shouldn’t miss out on this opportunity. Many authors have talked about how their books have led them to accept speaking engagements all over the world. The publishing world is a multi-million pound business; so why not stake your claim on a piece? 🙂