Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Here's some you might didn't know about her:
- Her father was a Norwegian named Martin Edward Mortensen, but Norma never knew her father and was later baptized Norma Jean Baker.
- Gladys Baker, Norma's mother, had psychological problems which prevented her from keeping her job, and she was committed to a mental institution.
- When she was 16, her foster parents couldn't afford to keep her, and Norma had to marry her 21-year old neighbour, Jimmy Doherty.
- She was a Jew.
- She had likely a high IQ.
- She was a brunette.
- She preformed in front of service men in Korea during her honeymoon with Joe Dimaggio.
- She was married four times.
- Her mother never knew her daughter was famous.
- She died of an overdose of sleeping pills at her Brentwood home, April 5th, 1962. She was then 36 years old.
This is Elton John's famous tribute to Marilyn - to Norma Jean. The song is called "Candle in the Wind" and was later circumscribed to princess Diana.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
Friday, January 19, 2007
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt:
He: Wearing a classic tux from the Swedish brand J. Lindeberg.
She: Wearing a ruched charcoal gray St. John gown.
I say: Finally they are sparkling on the red carpet together! This couldn't get more sophisticated. Golden couple of the evening!
+ Great to see such grown-up couple dressed preppy. I have never been a huge fan of Angelina's many tattoos or neither her knives-obsession, and I'm glad to see them dressed up so mature.
- Not too creative.
Wearing a draped white Azzarro column dress and plenty of Chopard jewels.
I say: The English rose dazzled of elegance, yet this is a bit too classic and it is not appealing any statement what so ever. She looks good, but that's about it.
+ This is a good example of "simple is smart", and the dress does absolutely fit her female curves perfectly.
- Not so original, and a bit too boring.
i Style points: 4/6
Wearing a pale tulle gown from Valentino.
I say: No! I've got nothing else to say than TOO MUCH! Is the break-up with Justin affecting her usually so good-looking style?
+ Uhm... well, her hair looks good.
- Too many ruffles.
i Style points: 2/6
The good friend of Karl Lagerfeld is wearing a beautiful black Chanel couture gown designed just for her.
I say: A strike! Not too covered up, not too slutty. Not too boring, not too much. Just enough goth too be trendy, yet not depressive. Penelope balances it perfectly with this dress. + The colour, texture and fabrics goes together fabulously.
- Unfortunately, I've seen this before too. Amazing dress, but not breathtaking.
Style points: 5/6
Wearing a too-sexy, too-glitzy gown from Elie Saab.
I say: Gold is 'in' but you're not supposed to look like you have stumbled into your little sister's glitter-box. Beyonce drags the trend a bit too far, and it looks over dramatic, too skin-flashing - and teamed with the pose: a bit too wannabe-a-super-hot-diva.
+ Hey, the girl's got curves and she is not afraid to show 'em off. And she really does glows.
- The dress is making her look less sophisticated, other than celebrating her female body. Style points: 2/6 i
Wearing a gown from John Galliano for Christian Dior in cold pink.
I say: Hallelujah! This evening, Drew says good-bye bad girl and hello Greek goddess. Pure elegance.
+ Colour and shape fits her perfectly. She looks feminine and über cute. I'm impressed.
- Funny creation at her back.. :P
Style points: 5+/6
Best make-up and hair: Reese Witherspoon. Straight is beautiful.
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Wednesday, January 10, 2007
So many people have different answers to this question. Some, quite many, means the best thing is to make sure there's education for all. Others mean we should build houses or villages to the poor people, or bring them clean water. All though, most people send their money without questioning what or where they are going. As long as the charity-organisations use them wisely, and give them to a project they believe in, it's okay. Anything more to ask of you shouldn't be necessary. So you are saving the world with your eyes closed. Do you believe in turning Africa into a west-inspired continent? Should we use our money to built villages and cities in China just like the ones we see in England? Should the Romainian children go to schools like the ones in Japan? Or should we just give them our money and hope they will make the best out of it? How can white men ever be able to do it the African way, or the Asian way, and still do it right?
Madonna obviously thinks she is doing the right thing, now when she recently adopted a little African boy. Angelina Jolie, mother of two adopted children, disagrees. Angelina is now attacking Madonna for adopting a child 'illegally', reports Daily Mail. She said the singer should never have visited an impoverished African country with the sole intention of choosing an infant. Her comments follow accusations that Madonna used her fame and money to speed the adoption of one-year-old David Banda late last year.
'Madonna knew the situation in Malawi, where he was born,' said Miss Jolie, who has adopted two Third World youngsters of her own.
'It's a country where there is no real legal framework for adoption.
'Personally, I prefer to stay on the right side of the law. I would never take a child away from a place where adoption is illegal.'
Miss Jolie, 31, also made clear she was shocked by Madonna's decision to take David from the country where his father still lives.
I'm wondering; is it right to adopt a child away from it's home and country, even though it will get a welthier life in the white mens land. I can't help mentioning the wise statement which goes like this: "If you give a man a fish he will have his dinner for the night, but if you give him a fishing rod, he will have dinner for the rest of his life".
Taking a child away from its country does not solve the problem, it is just a temperery sulution just as a 'west in the east'-solution. We will never be able to save the world thinking one by one, day by day. It's all about tomorrow.
Monday, January 08, 2007
Sunday, January 07, 2007
"Because I know one day you will change your mind, but when you do you will realize it's too late, and then you will see, deep inside you will see, how beautiful I am."
Picture by Sue Anna Joe
Saturday, January 06, 2007
The snow came at last. Well, it' would sound stupid for a girl like me living so close to the North Pole complaining about snow and frost, but yes, I am. At the beginning it's really nice to have fluffy, soft dots of snow around, everything just seems a bit lighter. But then, after a few weeks, that light, beautiful snow turns into brown, dirty slush. The Winter Wonderland is suddenly gone.
I understand that snowboarders and people who likes skiing a lot feel some love for this season, but for me, who don't do any such winter activity or simply like to roll around in the snow, it's far from a blessing. First of all I usually have bad time, so I'm rather dependent on having a bike around. Snow + Ice = 0 bicycling. And then comes all those heavy, huge and not so feminine winter clothes. Well, okay, I should stop annoying myself with all these thoughts about this cold season, I can't do anything about it anyway. So, let's just adore it while it's still white and fluffy.
Friday, January 05, 2007
In 1954, Marilyn entertained the troops in Korea.
Thursday, January 04, 2007
"Please, forgive me. I didn't mean to call you a bitch honey..."