Wild Young Minds: March 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

when you smile

When you smile I can see you
were born, born for me
And for me you will be do or die
Oh, baby let me hold you
You make me want to hold you
When you smile, smile, smile,
smile, smile, smile, smile
When you smile I can see there is hope

Monday, March 28, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

It ain't me

I’m not the one you want, babe
I’m not the one you need
You say you’re lookin' for someone
Who’ll pick you up each time you fall
To gather flowers constantly
An’ to come each time you call
A lover for your life an’ nothing more
But it ain’t me, babe
No, no, no, it ain’t me, babe
It ain’t me you’re lookin’ for, babe

Friday, March 25, 2011

''I feel very adventurous. There are so many doors to be opened, and I'm not afraid to look behind them''.

An ode to Elizabeth Taylor (London, 27 februari 1932 - Los Angeles, 23 maart 2011)

As you will probably already know, Elizabeth Rosemond Taylor died last wednesday.
As a girl who loves classics, I want to honour the legendary Elizabeth Taylor, who was a classic beauty, movie star and socialite.She hated the nickname 'Liz', was British and American, and shortly after the involvement of England in the Second World War, the Taylor family decided to go back to the United States.

Elizabeth was only nine when she had her first part in 'There's one born every minute'. She won an Academy Award twice: in 1960 for 'Butterfield 8' and in 1966 for 'Who's Afraid of Virgina Woolf?'. 'Cleopatra' was the film for which she signed a big contract and she became the best payed actress ever. I love her look in 'Cleopatra', very inspiring. She played alongside the love of my life James Dean in 'Giant'. Of course they were a magnificent couple ;) Her last film was 'The Flintstones', in which she played Wilma.

Elizabeth Taylor is also known for her many marriages, she married 8 times. Though she married Richard Burton twice but still, it's very special if you keep believing this time you are really marrying Mr. Right. She did claim she only had sex with the men she married, so she wasn't that easy ;)

She was close friends with Rock Hudson (another legend) and Michael Jackson. Rumor has it that the dead of her beloved friend Michael Jackson was one of the reasons her health went backwards. Though she suffered from illnesses for a long time already. She had broken her back five times (!), had a brain tumor and a life-threatening pneumonia. She was also addicted to alcohol and pills. Woaw, she was lucky she had become 79!

Elizabeth Taylor really was a talented and gorgeous woman. Even in her seventies she still had grace. She looked a bit like Liza Minnelli, but then a bit more natural.
The world has lost another legend, another icon and another personality. However, the line 'To be an icon, you have to die first' doesn't count for her, she already was and will always be an icon.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Siri Tollerod for Vogue Latin

The Norwegian model always manages to rock the pages.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Black List

Unfortunately, the Black List on Radio 6 has officialy played their last notes. Don't worry, next year a brand new one. And no, this isn't some sort of boycot list, about people/things that are a total no-go, but this is a list of black music. Including some white artists of course because Joss Stone, Adele and Kyteman, that's true soul and jazz as well. All the music made me feel so good, I just wanted to close my eyes and sing, imagening I was at North Sea Jazz or in some warm country. In reality, I was just sitting with my lazy ass on the couch, but that was fine too, this music makes you feel happy despite the terrible weather. I intend to listen to Radio 6 a bit more often, hell yeah I'm going to do.
Here's the top 10, to give you an impression of the magnificent music that's in the list:

1. Otis Redding -(Sittin' on) The dock of the bay
2. Marvin Gaye - What's going on
3. Aretha Franklin - You make me feel like a natural woman
4. Miles Davis - So what
5. Bill Withers - Ain't no sunshine
6. Curtis Mayfield - Move on up
7. Adele - Rolling in the deep
8. Sam Cooke - A change is gonna come
9. Gladys Knight & The Pips - Midnight train to Georgia
10. Kyteman - Sorry

Cappuccino in an Amsterdam Café

Let me tell you about these photos I made recently in my favourite Dutch city.
1) A delicious cappuccino in a magnificent little café in the neighbourhood of 'De Negen Straatjes', a couple of streets with lots of vintage stores.
2) The window view of the 'Grachten' (sort of canals)
3) People in the café, which is called 'Singel 404' by the way.
4) A traditional Amsterdam view, the 'Grachten' with an orange bike.
5) One of the most famous sights of Amsterdam, the touristic street from the station to the Dam, crowded with people as always.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The shadows that I feared so long are all alive with light

My soul is full of whispered song;
My blindness is my sight;
The shadows that I feared so long
Are all alive with light.
~Alice Cary, Dying Hymn

Friday, March 11, 2011

'Change - the ability to see it and live with it - explains much of what ROLLING STONE is about'
Jann S. Wenner


It was a lovely day, a shame the sun didn't shine, but the outrageous amount of gorgeous clothes made up for it. A little impression:

I just adore these shoes, can't stand the fact that I can't afford them.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Tomorrow Antwerp, what an overwhelming thought to buy clothes again, I am so excited!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

May you grow up to be righteous
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young

Saturday, March 5, 2011

In the streets of New York

funny face

I love your funny face
Your sunny, funny face.
For you're a cutie
With more than beautie.
You've got a lot of
per-son-a-li-ty for me.

What a lovely, affable film.
Funny Face, featuring Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Kay Thompson, is about a fashion magazine 'Quality' that is searching for a woman to represent the new image of 'Quality'. She has to be beautiful, intelligent and she's got to have personality. The last two things are qualities editor in chief Maggie (Kay Thompson)and photographer Dick (Fred Astaire) can't seem to find in a model. They are going to shoot in a book store, hoping this will make the photos look more intelligent.
In this shabby book store in Greenwich Village they meet Jo (Audrey Hepburn), an extremely intelligent shopkeeper who hates everything that has something to do with fashion and beauty. However, photographer Dick sees something in her and urges her to be the new model of 'Quality'. After a lot of arguing, she agrees to go with them to Paris because she's desperately to see some famous professor in empathicalism. Of course Paris is the city of love and you already see it coming that Jo is going to fall in love... But not without any difficulties.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

127 hours

Last week 'Black Swan', this time '127 hours'. Seems like I have a thing for impressive, intensive and painful movies.
Like Natalie Portman, James Franco had to do a little soul searching for this part. What a performance, unbelievable. The film lasted 1,5 hour and less than 10 actors were in it.

Aron Ralston, an arrogant guy who thinks he's the best in everything he does, goes mountainbiking in the Blue John Canyon in Utah. He doesn't tell anyone he's going because he doesn't feel he needs to and he does it all the time. In the Blue John Canyon he meets two girls. They chat, he leads them the way and they swim in a giant pool in the craves. After they parted, he walks around in the ravines and falls. A giant rock lands on his arm and his arm is stuck between the rock and the ravine. He tries everything to free his arm from the rock, but it seems impossible. And the first minutes of his 127 hours' stay have entered.

You can imagine, being stuck in a cave, with a bleeding arm and no one at a distance of 10 kilometres, isn't what you call a lark. With little food, little water and no accessibility of your phone or anything (doubt he even brought one, though he did bring a video- and photocamera) Aron goes to extremes. He even drinks his own urine and after a while he even tries to cut his own arm.

Amazing how this movie doesn't bore in a minute, though there are times you don't see more than James Franco doing effort to get loose. A few flashbacks okay, a few hallucinations. We come to know Aron is a loner, he had a wonderful girlfriend (the French Clémence Poésy, known for her part in Gossip Girl and Harry Potter) but he can't open himself up. The hallucinations are quite scary actually, there's one time Aron sees a giant Scooby Doo. You may think that's hilarious but believe me, it's not.

When he has given up all hope and his body is starting to behave very weird (not surprising if you drink nothing but your own piss and if you have nothing to eat for 5 days) he decides to break his own arm. Twice. And if this isn't bad enough, he cutts his arm off. It's one of the most disgusting things I've ever seen, including Saw and that kind of crap. I was a little nauseous ;)

The end was actually a bit of a disappointment. If you compare the story to for example 'Into the Wild', the last one is just phenomenal. The end though, '127 hours' has more action and generally less long-winded as 'Into the Wild'.
But they couldn't change the plot because the story really happened.

Of course one of the main reasons I had seen this movie is the fact that James Franco was in it. I know, shameful, for a film faddist as I claim to be. But this guy is just amazing. He's charming, funny, really clever (he's an artist, poet, writer, student and actor) and he looks like James Dean. Marvelous, isn't it?

Anyway, if you can handle a bit of blood and a bit of breaking bones (you can if you have seen 'Black Swan') see this movie. If you can't handle it, don't go, cause I guarantee you're going home nauseous.

Lanvin S/S 2011

Totally inspired by 'Black Swan' if you ask me, but magnificent, right? I really love the atmosphere, the simplicity but elegance.