Wild Young Minds: August 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

New Boughts

Johnny Cash & June Carter, Madonna and The Rolling Stones


Monday, August 30, 2010


50 & Fabulous

50 years ago my dad was born.
He was born in a small place nearby our home, Drunen. My dad was extremely good at chess, I think he still is, but he doesn't do it very often anymore. He was a champion at the seniors when he was a little kid. When my dad finished his high school, he went to the university in Utrecht and studied history. I'm skipping loads and loads of information haha time goes fast. Anyway, he met my mom in Utrecht, they had the same room. How sweet, right? My dad turned out to be a journalist/historian/writer (yes yes, he has written a lot of books)/teacher at the VU in Amsterdam and he knows most about advertisement and especially the history of it, in our country. Infact, he's promoting on the subject next few years. He has been on the journal a few times and in other Dutch tv programs. Funny, right?

Well, I just want to tell this about my dad, I love him and I wish him a happy 50th anniversary! The two hours left than, I mean.

And here's my dad's favourite singer:

Friday, August 27, 2010

Time Flies

Damn, time goes fast this vacation.
It's really sad we've had so less sun, my summer feeling has totally disappeared. I bearly sat in the sun, the last time I went swimming was in Barcelona (a month ago) and the ice-creams I ate, well, you can count them on two hands..

And in one week school starts again... Bluugh.
Well, let's imagine waking up in Greece (or Italy or Spain or any country that's hot) and seeing these images. Cause right now there's no way I'm seeing them in real life any time soon again ): But hee, you can always dream about it. Dream as if you'll live forever, but live as if you'll die today ;)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

'Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.'

To me, Andy Warhol was and still is a legend. He had a great mind and was a true genius in art. I love his pop-art paintings of for instance Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe! But other typical Andy Warhol stuff were paintings of Coke bottles and the famous Campbell soup.
He painted popular American items. You'll probably think that's what everybody loves. And that may be true, it was easy to bring to the public, but his life wasn't that easy.

He was a person you either love or you hate him. He wanted to be an emotionless machine. He really said that about himself. Andy was part of The Factory during the sixties, a team of artists. He dared to do whatever he wanted, even though it wasn't tolerated by everyone in the early sixties and seventies. He was gay and admitted that he loved plastic. Infact, he wanted to be plastic.

Here are some great quotations of him, he said some hilarious things!

'I have Social Disease. I have to go out every night. If I stay home one night I start spreading rumors to my dogs.'

'I love Los Angeles. I love Hollywood. They're beautiful. Everybody's plastic, but I love plastic. I want to be plastic.'

'I'd asked around 10 or 15 people for suggestions. Finally one lady friend asked the right question, 'Well, what do you love most?' That's how I started painting money.'

'It would be very glamorous to be reincarnated as a great big ring on Liz Taylor's finger.'

A lot of American artists claim to do all the right things and want to say all the right, deep stuff, but Andy Warhol just said whatever he wanted to, and didn't care if it would make him look bad or not. He admitted that he was superficial and was proud of it.
I'm not saying that I like superficial people, but sometimes I feel like those famous actresses and singers are all saying the same, that 'love is the most important' and that they hate the parties and desperately want to be home again. And then I think, you work in this businnes, if you hated it, you would have quitted it anyway. You know what I mean? And Andy Warhol was just being honest.

There were a lot of people who hated him, he was being shot in the seventies. Doctors even thought he was dead. Eventually he survived, but he was never the same.

I really think Andy was a genius, maybe a freaking weird genius, but that's what all geniusses are, right? :)

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Et dieu créa la femme

Of differents types of shapes and ages. What a blast to finally see that happen on the runway.

May I just say, Marc Jacobs created a wonderful show for Louis Vuitton. Not only did he use the type of clothes women dream of when hearing the word fashion (beautiful dresses, glitter and glamour), he also casted inspiring women to show them (Jessica Stam, Elle Macpherson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Lara Stone, Coco Rocha, Lily Donaldson and many more).

Chapeau, Marc!

Margeritha Missoni - probably next head designer of Missoni

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I love The Stones


Wow, I was left dazed and confused when I saw 'Inception' yesterday.
How great was that movie.

I went with a good friend, we first ate some enchiladas (which were delicious!) at the Mexican and then we went to see 'Inception'. We had some trouble getting from the station to the restaurant, though, cause some annoying girls were following us and suddenly (I didn't really see it happen, but it must've been horrible) one of the girls pulled on my friend's hair. I mean, wtf is wrong with you when you start pulling on stranger's hair? Thank god they walked away later, cause I've got to admit I wasn't feeling very safe when the group (maybe 4 girls and 2 boys) were following us. Bluuugh.

Anyways, we saw 'Inception', a movie directed by Christopher Nolan (who also directed 'The Dark Knight'), with Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page and Marion Cotillard. It was definitely a hard movie, you had to focus the full 2 hours and twenty minutes. Especially the visual effects were outrageous, it's a movie you have to see in the cinema, you get caught in. I loved it. The end was very fascinating.

I wish to tell you a bit more about the movie. But it's so complicated I informed WikiPedia about it (: This is what the movie's about: Leonardo DiCaprio plays Dom Cobb, a thief who extracts information from the subconscious mind of his victims while they dream. On the run from Cobol Engineering, and unable to visit his children, Cobb is offered a chance to regain his old life in exchange for one last job: performing an inception, the planting of an idea into the mind of his client's competitor. 'Inception' is also a love story, it's about a love between Dom Cobb (DiCaprio) and his wife Mal (Marion Cotillard) who went in a dream in a dream in a dream and lived happily together in a world in their minds and then Mal didn't know what was real life anymore and what wasn't. She says they have to die to wake up (which is in dreams) but at that point they're back to reality, so if they die, they're really dead. I'm not gonna tell more... ;)

As you see, it's very difficult, but the film is definitely worth a shot! Even if you're just going to figure out if you understand it, I'd love to hear if you do!