The 4 paintings of women you need to know. Part I.

As a lover of the arts, a lover of the aesthetics of the female body and curious about the inner workings of human psyche, I most admire paintings that depict women in most intriguing moments. Of all the beautiful paintings I have encountered in my life, though, there are only few that have burnt themselves into…

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Loving Charleston, SC

I’m lucky enough to call myself a real Charlestonian. Born in the most beautiful town in the world, Charleston in South Carolina, is not only my birthplace, but a cornerstone of my life. Though not part of the elite strain of Charlestonians of distinct heritage, I proudly consider myself a southern belle, my sassyness and…

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“I paint so I don’t have to think…”

At Eternity’s Gate  ****(4 Stars) Opening: April 18, 2019 in Germany USA 2018 Directed by: Julian Schnabel Writing Credits: Jean-Claude Carriére Principal Actors: Willem Dafoe, Rupert Friend, Oscar Isaac, Mads Mikkelsen “I paint so I don’t have to think”, Vincent Van Gogh (Willem Dafoe) is a genius, yet has a troubled mind; both are source…

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You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen an elephant fly…

  Dumbo**** (4 Stars) USA 2019 Opening: 03/28/19 Directed by: Tim Burton Writing credits: Ehren Kruger Principal actors: Danny DeVito, Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton, Eva Green   In Disney‘s effort to turn its fantastic animated classics into real live action features, it’s now Dumbo’s turn, following the Jungle Book, Sleeping Beauty (Maleficent), Beauty and the…

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There are no winners in a war

Niemandsland (the Aftermath) ** (Two Stars) Opening: April 11, 2019 Directed by: James Kent Writing Credits: Anna Waterhouse, Joe Shrapnel Principal Actors: Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård Hamburg, in fall 1946: The Allies have split Germany and the city on the Alster is under British control. Rachel (Keira Knightley) is traveling to Germany to…

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Crossroads of Memory Lane and Fashion Avenue

Crossroads of Memory Lane and Fashion Avenue – realising that fashion does not hold memories I always considered myself a fashionista. From when my mom would make me wear my sisters’ clothes telling me I am super cool for wearing “big girl clothes”, heck I would even start wearing clothes of family friend’s sons, because I…

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The Prodigy – When Children scare the S#!T out of you

** 2 out of 5 Opening: February 7 2018 USA 2018 Directed by: Nicholas McCarthy Writing Credits: Jeff Buhler Principal Actors: Taylor Schilling, Jackson Robert Scott, Peter Mooney, Colm Feore Children in Horror movies – a sane person’s nightmare! From the beginning on, we know what is going on. When a match cut, straight from…

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Why I celebrate Chinese New Year

Happy Chinese New Year! Asians all over the world are celebrating the Lunar New Year and the year of the pig, beginning with the spring festival before the grand finale of the lantern festival takes place, this year, February 16-19. When I visited China for the first time, I was in total awe of this…

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3 Reasons to become a Fashion Minimalist

My dear Fashionistas, 2018 is coming to a close, and the exciting time of renewal and resolutions is dawning. Perfect time to re-assess yourself, your own development and goals of the past year. As a true Fashionista, you can’t do that without re-evaluating your wardrobe! We love our wardrobes, don’t we? Our little collections of…

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