May 2010

Blog Slide Show OMG!!!

Hello all,

guess what I found after publishing my last entry?

I found Kizola, a slide show network were you can make little slideshows and put them on your blog!

Here is one I made!




The Art of Chase

Chase Erachi takes street art to the level of high art with a dose of high consciousness. A philosopher, dreamer, and doer all rolled into one. Here is some art taken from Chase’s myspace. You can check him out by following this link to his myspace page or by looking at his amazing website www.theartofchase.com. This is not your run of the mill street artist. Take a look and BE INSPIRED!!!

Chase is in his early 30’s and lives in Los Angeles. Here is some info about him from his bio:

As a public service, Chase, artist/designer and Belgium transplant now living in Los Angeles, paints free murals around the world depicting young children with the text next to them saying: “Remember Who You Are”. The intent behind the mural campaign is to inspire people to think back and reconnect with a state of being that we all enjoyed when we were children, a state of being that was filled with joy, truth, love and wonder for the world around us.  Furthermore, the “Remember Who You Are” campaign also reminds us that we should always remember who we are, where we came from and where we are going.

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Chase’s other mural installations revolve around  his “Awareness Geezers”, who are best described as colorful characters who have stumbled upon spirituality and awareness not by following the suggested path in life, but rather by having created their own path, guided by their sense of adventure and an “irreducable element of rascality”. The “Awareness Geezers” bring with them the fruits of their experiences in the form of uplifting messages such as “you can’t until you say you can”, “be peace”, and “go without if you don’t go within”. The messages are designed to inspire soul-searching conversations with one’s self or with others.
 
Some of Chase’s past clients include Puma, Adidas, Levi’s, Scion, Acura, Hot Kiss, Bloomingdale’s, GenArt, Palmer Snowboards and Western Union.
 
In October 2006, Italian Vogue named Chase one of their favorite artists in the world amongst Banksy, Shephard Fairey and Space Invader. Since then Chase has been featured in more than 40 magazines from over 6 countries.
 
With over 125 murals painted in the greater Los Angeles area and around the world, appearances on TV and in magazines, and with his limited edition items available at select stores worldwide, Chase’s work has been seen by millions.



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Click ‘read more’ to see more of Chase’s great art and some slide shows!!!!

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Broaden Your Musical Horizons



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Every Time you don’t Comment on a Blog a Fairy DIES!!!!

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Zetka

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Zetka is an amazing group of Belgian artists. Specially interested in Graffiti and doodles. They make amazing characters using the basics of cartooning. They are also incredibly CUTE!!!



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A Little Bit of Mambo

Hello everyone!


Lately i’ve been crazy about this album so I thought I would share my interest.

Heres my favorite songs. Happy








I hope you enjoy Happy


XXX


Chanya P.

Maya Hansen Queen of the Corset

Hello all,

I’ve been looking through websites, trying to find ways to improve my Elegance blog by introducing you to some MODERN corsetry, and I found this corset maker called Maya Hansen.

After looking at her work for only a few minutes I fell in love with her Marie Antoinette vibes (LOL) and fabulous sense of colour so decided to put some of her corsets on my blog.

Maya Hansen was born in 1978 in Madrid. Maya’s father was Argentinean and her mother was Danish. She graduated with honors from CSDMM (Centro Superior de Diseno de Moda de Madrid).

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During the early days, Maya was conceived as a ‘gothic’ brand and got retailers from all over. Maya began to consider herself a corsetiere in 2006. Now she focuses all her time on corsets as the main garment in her collections. Maya tries very hard to be better even when she’s at the top, and now spends all her time studying fabrics and styles as well as making corsets. She also works through fair trade with all her fabrics.

Maya sells all her products through her website which I urge you to look at (The link is below.)

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Heres some of her corsets

and heres her website if you would like to see some more. She also creates fabulous dresses. I know what I will be wearing to the Oscars (he he)




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Click ‘read more’ to see the gallery of Maya’s corsets...

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Haute Couture Lingerie



Hello everyone,

I’m on a run here with what women wear ‘under’ their clothes since I went to the Elegance Exhibition at Killerton House, so I thought I would share with you some of these artistic knickers made by two sisters called Lisa Z Morgan and Melanie. These two girls have not just made underwear, but they have made offerings to the goddesses of our world, sort to speak.

They have made each one of their pieces original and beautiful, each differently so.

They own a company called
Strumpet and Pink. Each masterpiece is made out of the finest materials. Silks, Satins, Netting, Seed Beads and chiffon.

Throw all these together and they hardly make art! you might say. But the sisters don’t throw these together, they
mold them!

Click ‘read more’ to see some of their work. Don’t forget to check out their website in the link above!




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My Video Collection LOL

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Trip To London

Hello all,

Last April I went to London for the day. I thought I might as well blog about it.
My Guardian had loads of work to do so it wasn’t too fun.

First: We got up at 6:00 in the morning
Second: We left at 7:00
Third: We got on the train.
Fourth: Spent 2 hours on the train
Fifth: Got off the train
Sixth: Went to Guardian’s work
Seventh: Fell asleep on random 50’s staircase
Eighth: Stayed there for 5 hours
Ninth: Woke up
Tenth: Freaked because I fell asleep on a random staircase for an hour oh I mean 5 hours he
Eleventh: Left work
Twelfth: Went shopping
Thirteenth: Took pictures
Fourteenth: Cried because SRK wasn’t at Madame Tussaud’s
Fifteenth: Got over it
Sixteenth: Went back to train station
Seventeenth: Got 12 donuts
Eighteenth: Ate donuts
Ninetieths: Cried because I didn’t see any celebrities.
Twentieth: Got over it
Twenty-first: Took pictures
Twenty-second: Nearly missed train
Twenty-third: Got on train
Twenty-fourth: Sat on train for two hours
Twenty-fifth: got off train
Twenty-sixth: Got in taxi
Twenty-seventh: Got home
Twenty-eighth: Went to bed

Wasn’t my day great?

Anyway heres some picz!


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Me in taxi



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I’m too smexi for my shirt, too smexi for my shirt, to smexi it hurts!!!!! OWWWWWW
(Notice how I changed it from sexy to smexi i’m so smart owo)




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Caught with my hand in the donut ummm whats the word?....box, thats right...BOX! xD



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Me at Paddington station with Paddington the Bear!!!!! ha ha xx (someday you will go there and lick the spot I sat on)



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Yummy Coffee (Just so you know that was my Guardian’s coffee, I was stuck with hot cocoa)





Elegance Exhibition - Killerton House, Devon

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Today I went to a costume museum exhibition. It was hosted by the
National Trust at Killerton House in Devon, and was called ‘Elegance’. It was great fun. I learned many new and interesting facts. And got to try on some 150 year old underwear…

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Did you know pregnant women about 150 years ago had to wear corsets? And when they got too big to wear one they were put into confinement.

Did you know that in the 20's it was popular to have the figure of a man? If you had curves you would get things rather like bandages to tie your breasts down?

I met a very nice lady called
Shelley Tobin and I talked to for at least an hour. She is a curator at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, and was very helpful. She is obviously very passionate about her job and it was nice to talk with a person with such shared interests.

I am very happy that I went and have many souvenirs to show for it, including pictures of me in corsets and an under dress (pics coming soon).

Now I'm going to go through a few things I learned with you:

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This is a stay busk.


It helped to make the breasts stay in place. It was a popular gift a man would give his female lover as a token of love. If he did that he would often have carved it himself. These days I think a girls parents might be a little anxious if a boy made her something to keep her breasts in place.

My theory is that one of the reasons women wore bustles is it made them less self conscious about how fat their bum's were, just my opinion.  

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They also made people look bigger boned which was the fashion. Because if you were fat you had food to spare.

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To make the bustle look bigger they used hip pads.


The corset crushes the diaphragm, liver, kidneys and bladder making it so girls had to nip to the loo quite a lot. Since children from a young age wore corsets its believed it stopped people from growing properly.

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Also because it squished the body so much it altered how the body functions and made for a shorter life. If you wear a corset for a number of years it starts to twist the spine and make the bones easier to break.

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Note: if you wear a corset long enough you start to get thinner even without wearing one.

My review on corsets:

All in all, I think corsets are works of art, though they were made to imprison women and shorten their life span. I am glad the world is finished with hardcore corset wear. And I hope it never comes back. But I respect the love of pretty underwear, which I share and can see why people think corsets are so amazing.


If you are near Killerton please go, its so much fun!

I enjoyed it and I think you would too.

Cheers!

The Beanfield


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Hello, I went down to Exeter in Devon for the weekend with my guardian and saw a play.

This was called Beanfield.

The story is based on an event that happened 25 years ago on 1st June when a convoy devoted to peace made their way along with hundreds to Stonehenge.
This story stars Steamer, a journey man who is traveling to Stonehenge with his upperclass girlfriend.
During their journey they meet a young girl who is walking home after a fight with her boyfriend.
Together they team up and decide to journey to The Henge together.

As they go along they have a few encounters with the police none of them so pleasant.
But just before they get to the henge they are herded into a bean field were they are attacked by the police.

Hundreds were arrested for looking just that little bit messy on the road.

People were beaten very nearly to death and they pulled children down the stairs
of their caravans by their hair.

This is defiantly a sad example of police brutality and not something we can be proud of.

If this play was given a rating out of five and five was a broadway hit, i’ll give it 6.
They didn’t have much of a budget (less than £100) to work with, but they did a splendid job with what they had.

Words cannot capture what they expressed and what actually happened...

They captured the traveling feeling very well I thought...
But I think some of the acting was over dramatized a bit...

Here are some photos I managed to get off the internet...

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Written By: Shaun McCarthy

Directed By: David Lockwood

Designed By: Philip wyatt



Cast:

Eli Thorne

Ben Crispin

Georgie Rennolds

Ben Simpson

Katie Villa


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Makes you think huh?


I recommend it a lot!


Maria Callas sings That's Love from Carmen


My new favourite song to listen to thanks to Mr.H my music teacher!



Here’s the same song but in English! (And a bit more modern.)