Wild Young Minds: November 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

The next Bambi

Meet Cara Delivigne.
She's beautiful, and she's edgy. Especially her eyebrows are marvellous!
Some kind of mix between Bambi Northwood Blyth and Duffy.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I would like to devote this post to Thanksgiving, a very important day in the US.
I'm thankful for the opportunities that have been given to me this year, for the future that has to come, for my friends and for my family.
And for fashion, films and music as well of course!

This picture makes me want to watch all the episodes of Friends all over again, it's such a brilliant show (:

Sunday, November 20, 2011


''If I drive for you, you give me a time and a place. I give you a five-minute window, anything happens in that five minutes and I'm yours no matter what. I don't sit in while you're running it down; I don't carry a gun... I drive''.

Perfect beginning of a movie, this quote. Just as great as the movie was. It captivated me the entire time. The amazing balance between quite moments when Driver (Ryan Gosling) and Irene (Carey Mulligan) meet and the extreme thrilling moments when Driver is in his car escaping. Having said that, an amazing balance between the uniqueness of an arthouse film and the thrill of a commercial one.

What is it about? Driver, who's name is not mentioned in the movie, works as a car mechanic and stunt driver and has a life at night as well. And no, he's not a stripper ;), but he moonlights as a getaway driver. This means he's the chauffeur for robbers. He gives them five minutes to rob a place, no more, and doesn't work twice with the same man. As a very talented driver he never gets caught by the police and does his work excellent.

In his low-rent apartment building lives a young mum with a little kid. Driver bumps into her several times and they start hanging out. He learns that she has a husband in prison, who will be released in little time. The husband, Standard, is actually still in trouble. Some guys who protected him in prison, demand that Standard has to pay them a lot of money as a debt.

Driver offers to help him, to protect Irene and her kid. When Standard is robbing the building and Driver is waiting, things get out of hand. Before he knows it, Driver is involved in a big crime circuit and can't get out.

I have to say, before you see this movie, you have to be sure you can handle it ;) There will be blood, there will be murders and there will be extremely sensational car chases. But, I can tell you without doubt, this movie is worth all of it. I kind of like the tension. And for once the story takes place in NY (even though I love love love NY, as you all know) but in LA. And I have to say, LA is perfect for this movie. It has huge highways, a active night life and yes, a lot of crime.

Some other plus points: the handsome and incomprehensible (which makes him really sexy) Ryan Gosling, the tiny part of Christina Hendicks (Mad Men) and the sound track. The only thing I found regretful, was the fact that Carey Mulligan seems to play the same part over and over again. A lonely and sensitive girl, like in 'An education' (great great movie!) and 'Never let me go'. But still, 'Drive' is sensational.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

On stage with Larry Graham

Remember I told you I had won 2 tickets to the concert of Larry Graham (former bassist of 'Sly and the Family Stone') and that I was on radio6? Well, tuesday the concert finally took place. We arrived in Utrecht a bit early, but we enjoyed the atmosphere that was already in the air at Tivoli (which is very small by the way). As many times, we were among the youngest in the audience. Logical of course, if you think about the fact that Sly & the Family Stone was booming in the seventies.

Anyway, Larry Graham and Graham Central Station (his band, which consisted of a guitarist, a female singer, a drummer and two other musicians from which I can't recall what they did!) were giving a quite good ode to the swinging seventies. Though Larry must be around 60 years old, he jumped around the stage like he was only 20.

Initially, I was afraid I couldn't sing one song along, because I didn't know any of his songs. Thank god, their playlist didn't only consist of their own songs. Stevie Wonder's 'Living for the City' passed in review, Tina Turner's 'I can't stand the rain' and Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera's 'Move like Jagger'. The last song didn't really appeal me, because it just wasn't their thing. Besides, the average age of the audience was over 30 years old I guess, so it wasn't their thing either. And the main reason, I simply hate the song.

Fortunately, Larry Graham performed some of the 'Sly & the Family Stone' songs as well, like 'Dance to the Music', 'Family Affair' and 'Everyday People' (the song of the contest I won!).

They were all dressed up exquisite, with a lot of glitters and shiny things. I thought it was fabulous. Larry Graham really captivated the audience, he had many funny anecdotes about for instance his hair (and then I mean his used-to-be afro) and his wife, who came at the stage as well during a few songs.

In the end he was making all these compliments about how talented Dutch people were. To show that he was true, he asked if all the talented people wanted to come on stage. I secretly cursed my parents for not letting me play an instrument seriously. I did play a flute when I was young, but that was just rubbish. Anyway, a few men were allowed to play on Larry's guitar (but no one could do the 'plumping' technique as good as he can) and one girl sang. Wow, that was really beautiful.

In the end the band picked a few people (about 10 I guess, maybe a few more) to come on stage and dance along. Eventually, he picked me too! I was really afraid I couldn't climb on stage (and you know, everyone would see it), but the skinny Larry Graham lifted me up. Yes, there I was on stage, dancing next to his wife!

I had a lot of fun and the concert was really, really great. I sincerely hope I get to win more tickets in the future, cause I'm very thankful towards Radio6. They made my evening (:

Mona Johannesson by David Bellemere (Marie Claire Italia September 2011)

Friday, November 11, 2011


Let's go crazy
Let's get nuts
Let's look 4 the purple banana
'Til they put us in the truck, let's go! (Prince)

Because it's crazy day today ;)

Hope is his addiction

My concert buddy, Ramai, has a tattoo since tuesday!
I had to come with him as moral support, so I had to take the chance to photograph the event of course :)
Anyway, see the result for yourself.

Before I forget, the tattoo symbolizes one of the nine Buddhistic symbols, it stands for eternity/infinity. It's impossible to end this sort of 'maze', as you can see on the pictures. The word beneath it, means: hope. Beautiful thought, isn't it?

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Sixties Shoot

One of the most fabulous shoots I've done so far. Especially because I love the theme, the colourful sixties. Credits go to the photographer Janis O'Neill.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Inspiring tattoos

Due to the fact I'm going to the tattoo shop tomorrow (No, I'm not going to get a tattoo myself, unfortunately, but I'm joining my friend Ramai as moral support) I got to thinking tattoos. I can't wait to get one myself, but I have to wait till I'm 18.. I'm thinking about taking a singular word written in a really nice font (like the ones on the pictures down here). What word? I already have some ideas, but I'd like to keep that to myself until I'm sure ;)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Paris when it sizzles...

I've still not finished my fabulous Audrey Hepburn movie box. And as I was preparing to choose the next movie I was going to watch, one particularly catched my sight. 'Paris when it sizzles', a movie about Paris (my second favourite city in the world, as you can tell from my blog title) and about Audrey Hepburn. That must be perfection, right?

Well, as the very observant readers of my blog will probably know, Audrey Hepburn has a thing for movies which take place in Paris. In 'Funny Face' she was a model, who was going to Paris to do modelling jobs. And in 'Sabrina', she went to Paris to become a cook. When I think about it, Audrey Hepburn is much more Paris than American. Of course, she did New York fabulous as well in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (every girl must know the picture of Holly Golightly standing in front of Tiffany's with a sandwich in her hands), but she has the charm and elegance of France.

Anyway, in this cute and funny (but not extremely outstanding) movie, she played a sort of secretary, who was hired by the lazy writer Richard Benson (William Holden). Richard Benson is a real playboy and he goes on vacation 362 days per year. In those three days he isn't, he has to write a screenplay for his insisting producer. Gabrielle Simpson (Audrey Hepburn) has to type the script, that he makes up in those three days. So it's a movie within a movie. Brilliant idea, but the movie is very predictable. Richard and Gabrielle don't agree on much while writing the comical detective movie, but after many drinks and while the screenplay becomes more advanced, they begin to fall for each other...

Audrey Hepburn plays her darling way of playing. She's really fabulous, in every part. Another striking thing about this movie, is that only five actors (who really say something, of course there are a lot of extra's in the movie) have a part. The small part of Tony Curtis (from Marilyn Monroe's 'Some like it hot') is delightful, dare I say.

In short, if you love Paris and Audrey Hepburn, you ought to see this movie. It's sweet and cheerful, but not a real classic like the other Hepburn films I've seen.