Month: April 2014

The Ladybug Springs Forward… One Year Later!

kNatural Light Photography

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As you know already I often forget sets of pictures in my folders and they get lost until I find them again by “mistake!” This is what happened with this shoot from about a year ago that KNAGUI took of me while we visited the Museo del Novecento in Milan together (at the Andy Wharol Stardust collection) and the Palazzo Reale.

Better later than never, right?

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I am wearing a yellow dress from Zara, brown boots, a Max & Co navy cape and vintage accessories: my brown leather bag (from Vera Vintage in Florence, some years ago)  and this brown hat that I found in Humana Vintage some time ago for a ridiculous price!

I’ve always loved this shoot we did inside the Palazzo Reale along with the shots by the “bookshelves” of the Museo del Novecento and the forbiden ones KNAGUI nearly got us arrested for just outside nearby!

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Van Hunt: Afghan Whigs’ favorittsanger

I can’t read a word of this, but it’s about Van Hunt who is, in my opinion, one of the doppest cats out there. I respect his musicianship and his pen is DEADLY!

Øyvind Holen

The Afghan Whigs står igjen som ett av mine absolutte favorittband fra grunge-æraen , og når de nå vender tilbake med Do to the Beast , bandets første album siden 1998, ser jeg med glede at de har gravd r&b-artisten Van Hunt fram fra glemselen.

Så da er det på tide å sjekke ut hans to første album på nytt. Pass opp for referanseoverdoser.

Og hvor blei det egentlig av Van Hunt? EMI/Blue Note ga aldri ut tredjealbumet Popular [edithan ga det ut selv, på trass og kun digitalt, under navnet The Popular Machine], men i 2011 vendte Van Hunt tilbake etter nedturen med albumet What Were You Hoping For?

Kom tilbake til bloggen i morgen, for en annen glemt soulhelt.

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23 Vintage Photos of Egypt’s Golden Years

Very cool post that satisfies my love of history & photography.

Egyptian Streets

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By Mohamed Khairat, Founder, EgyptianStreets.com

Egypt in the 1900s was a different place. Egyptian cinema was the third largest in the world, Cairo was a city that foreigners dreamt of spending their holidays exploring, Egyptian music flourished and shook the world, Jews, Muslims and Christians lived together as neighbours, and women had freedoms that were unheard of in many other countries.

Egypt was a place of liberal spirits, unhampered by sectarian and ethnic prejudices. The rights of men, women and children were championed.

Yet, all that has changed, and often may Egyptians forget the Egypt that used to be. Here are 23 photographs of vintage advertisements and other images that will teleport you to Egypt’s ‘golden years’ and show you an Egypt you may have forgotten ever existed.

(These photographs are available thanks to ‘Vintage Egypt. Click here for more)

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Soul Sunday with KNAGUI: Last Night a DJ Saved My Life – A Review of the Musical, The Fortress of Solitude

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For all the stereotypes that come with saying, “I live in Dallas,” there’s equal debunking… or validation, depending on your perspective.  Take for example the NCAA Men’s Final Four College Basketball Tournament held here this weekend: played at the home of (I hate to say/admit this) the most famous American Football team in the world, the Dallas Cowboys’ AT&T Stadium, the event along with the side shows and parties is larger than life.  The entire DFW Metroplex is buzzing.

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Staying true to form, Dallas’ Arts District has become the largest in the United States… again it’s a matter of perspective (13 primary facilities spanning 68 acres of urban property), still it’s beautiful and very active.

Being an artist, I try to support the arts as often as I can, everywhere I go and especially in the city where I currently live.

Today marks the closing of a show that I had the…

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