Saturday, September 24, 2011


My friend Julieta shared this poem with me, so I thought I will write it down here.
It's a 1927 prose poem written by American poet Max Ehrmann.


Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

and remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without surrender
be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly;
and listen to others,
even the dull and the ignorant;
they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain or bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be cynical about love;
for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment
it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.
But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline,
be gentle with yourself.
You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,
no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,
it is still a beautiful world.
Be cheerful.
Strive to be happy.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Cafe Press 2

Mulberry--Mulberry, oh Mulberry, you are so silly.

Photo Credit-- Mulberry

Bally--It is physically impossible for those girls to hold the bags like this. Did you photoshop the bags in after? It is ok if you did, everybody does it.

Photo Credit-- Bally

Burberry Prorsum--Are those rabbits on your heads or pandas?

Photo Credit-- Burberry

Color Wheel

Somebody didn't agree with my Green and Red statement and sent me the Color Wheel.
Thank you, Reader.

Cafe Press-- Vogue part 1

This month’s US Vogue has 758 pages, with lots of expensive advertising and lots of interesting articles that will make you younger, better looking and skinnier. They might even add a few points to your IQ. Let’s see.

I had a moment in my life when I wanted to write for Vogue magazine… I would have been something like Lauren Santo Domingo (the girl that never washes her hair by herself), but it wasn’t in the cards for me. My one of a kind article was rejected by the almighty Anna Wintour, my dreams were crashed and that was that.

So, today I decided to be a Vogue writer anyway, for their September issue.
The most important issue of the year, the articles would be nothing but… brilliant.
Let’s see what we find.

As some of you know, English is not my first language so I might be missing some language nuances here, but here we go.

First page, Ralph Lauren Romance Perfume Ad. Great, means they paid the most money for advertising. And I don’t think I will be buying the perfume, they could have put a sample in instead of just pics.

Prada- The girls are wearing some helmets and look like they are on xanax

Photo credit-- Steven Meisel

Dior Ad- Marion Cottilard wearing a Dior bag and a jacket that looks Chanel-y to me. Pour quoi faire ca, Marion?

Ralph Lauren again- a really ugly ad, too much red and green. Why? I understand that they are complementary colors, but still you could have done better. I could have made a better campaign for less than 1000$, model included.

Modern Mercury for Estee Lauder- Seriously, is this the best makeup you can do, Estee Lauder MUA? And I supposed you charged about $10,000 for the shoot.

Photo credit-- Estee Lauder

Gucci- Sleepwalking Zombies, my opinion at least.

Photo Credit-- Gucci

Lancome new Serum—“Discover why one out of two women would postpone a cosmetic procedure.”
Oh no!  

Fendi—Is she really painting in that ad? She is way too clean to be painting.
Great makeup, the Estee Lauder people should give Fendi people a call.

Photo Credit-- Fendi

To be continued... we are going to get into the articles next.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Lanvin Dance

The Secret in Their Eyes

One always dies too soon or too late. And yet, life is there, finished: the line is drawn, and it must all be added up. You are nothing other than your life. ~ Jean Paul Sartre

I really liked this movie and I thought to write about it.

“No le de más vueltas. Va a tener mil pasados sin ningún futuro. No piense más. Se va a quedar solo con recuerdos.”
It's a movie from Argentina that was best foreign film last year.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Smartwater and Mermaids

This guy(Idris Elba) is the new Smartwater guy. I have seen this picture way too much yesterday while being a Smartwater mermaid, to not mention it today.

I am not sure if Jennifer still drinks Smartwater or not.

This is me being the Smartwater mermaid.
Not photoshop added.
Being a mermaid is not as fun as you might think.
I could live without it.
And I don't drink Smartwater.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Missoni for Target

Missoni for Target is out today. This makes Target's website virtually inaccessible. Can you say virtually inaccessible? Anyway, the site is down and the Target dog is going "Woof!"
The one thing I would be interested in is The Missoni Bike.
The only thing between me and this Missoni Target bike is that I do not know how to ride a bike.
Hopefully, I will learn until the next Target collaboration.
What I love even more than the Missoni Print is the Pucci Print.
Target, make a Pucci bike and we'll continue being friends.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Magic Button

Magic button 
Press Here

Darcy Miro

So, we have Darcy Miro and her amazing sculpted jewelry.

I don't wear bracelets and cuffs much, but this one would make me change my mind.

Gold with Black Diamond.

I don't know what this is. 
Ring would be my first guess, but you never know with artists .

I wonder what kind of jewelry would Constantin Brancusi design.
I guess I will never know.

The Sleeping Muse, Constantin Brancusi

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Jorge Luis Borges



Jorge Luis Borges

If I could live again my life,
In the next - I'll try,
- to make more mistakes,
I won't try to be so perfect,
I'll be more relaxed,
I'll be more full - than I am now,
In fact, I'll take fewer things seriously,
I'll be less hygenic,
I'll take more risks,
I'll take more trips,
I'll watch more sunsets,
I'll climb more mountains,
I'll swim more rivers,
I'll go to more places - I've never been,
I'll eat more ice creams and less (lime) beans,
I'll have more real problems - and less imaginary
I was one of those people who live
prudent and prolific lives -
each minute of his life,
Of course that I had moments of joy - but,
if I could go back I'll try to have only good moments,

If you don't know - thats what life is made of,
Don't lose the now!

I was one of those who never goes anywhere
without a thermometer,
without a hot-water bottle,
and without an umberella and without a parachute,

If I could live again - I will travel light,
If I could live again - I'll try to work bare feet
at the beginning of spring till
the end of autumn,
I'll ride more carts,
I'll watch more sunrises and play with more children,
If I have the life to live - but now I am 85,
- and I know that I am dying ...