Wild Young Minds: March 2012

Saturday, March 31, 2012


Or don't we?

This was definitely the Golden Couple.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Squared Style

By Alexei Hay.

Holding tight

Highways as far as I can see
Tiny little cars here beneath me
I close my eyes, I feel the breeze
I know that this is the moment I got to seize

Somehow it doesn’t quite work out right
Though it all seems like a picture perfect
The view, the weather, the height
I don’t want to see it fail, this was my project

Always yearning for the intoxicating feeling
Can’t search for it, it has to befall one
For it will overcome, start the process of healing
It will last for sixty seconds and then it will be gone

Maybe letting go is better than holding tight
Just leaving this building and secede from this roof
It won’t happen, not now, not tonight
But it’s like there’s something I need to proof

My longing for freedom suddenly lifts me up high
In the body of an eagle, mysteriously eyed
I fly away from this building, and face the sky
I feel no fear, no more ideas to which I’m tied

Highways as far as I can see
Apparently this was all I need to feel free

Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Dangerous Method

''My greatest desire when I become a doctor is to give people back their freedom''.

Two of the greatest psychiatrists of the (19th and) 20th century and one woman. I think I can say that everyone of us knows or has heard of Sigmund Freud at least once. Well, I have. But I never really knew what it was that made him so famous. Of course it had to be something extremely intelligent, but all those psychiatrists, philosophers.. How should I know who said what? All I knew was that it had something to do with unconsciousness, sexual desires and dreams. Now I know so much more.

A Dangerous Method is a 2011 film by David Cronenberg, and starring Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender (rising star, you may have seen or will see him in Shame or Inglourious Basterds), Viggo Mortensen (Aragorn in Lord of the Rings, and this time he's having a beard as well, fortunately) and Vincent Cassel.

In the beginning we see a lunatic screaming Keira Knightley, who plays Sabina Spielrein, a Russian Jew, being brought to a clinic in Switzerland. She's being treated by the young Carl Jung, an ambitious and intelligent psychiatrist, who uses Sigmund Freud's famous psycoanalysis to treat her. This has to do with deep instincts, youth traumas and a continuous dialogue.

Keira Knightley plays the mad Sabina extremely well. Since I've seen millions of films that star her, I was worried I would see her as Keira and not as a Russian Jew dying to become a doctor. But she did fine, I can imagine it's not easy playing an insane person. Unfortunately the East-European accent failed completely. One time she was just speaking normal with a deeper tone and the other time she pronounced words extremely East-European. Not very consistent.

We learn that Sabina suffers from sexual frustations, she was abused by her father when she was young, but it actually excited her. Just like all kinds of humilation excite her. When Sabina doesn't have an attack, she's a very intelligent woman. She desires to be a doctor and she's quite good at it, so she helps Jung with his experiments.

This Sabina is also the case that becomes the main subject of Jung and Freud's friendship. Jung has always been an admirer of Freud and one day they meet. They talk for hours, discussing their thoughts about psychoanalysis and their philosophies. Freud wants Jung to become his successor but Jung has some points on which he doesn't agree with Freud. Freud is more sober, whereas Jung wants to expand the fields, he believes in some sort of spirituality.

Meanwhile, Sabina tells Jung she's always available for sex (not in those words, but she really desires to have sex and she and Jung have a lot in common). Jung has a wife and children, and he founds it rejectable to have sex with a patient. But when the freeminded psychiatrist Otto Gross becomes his patient and tells him he should follow his instincts, Jung decides to do it anyway. Sabina and Jung begin a sexual relationship, that includes SM.

He denies all this to Freud but when it comes to trouble with Sabina, Freud founds out anyway. The professional clash (their different believes) has turned into a wider clash: also socially. That's all I've got to say about that, if you want to know more, you should see the film.

First of all, the views of Switzerland and Vienna were pretty wonderful. Though it wasn't a very sensational film, it was definitely a film that made me think. Think about psychology, about inner desires, about the civilization (what would happen if we wouldn't restrained ourself, like Freud said we would), and even about raising children. And if a film lets you think about all those kind of things, it must've done something good. Interesting and moving. I'd say, go see it and think about those things for a bit as well. Nothing wrong with that.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

The first Dutch Vogue!

Though I'm not chauvinistic at all - as you'll probably know by now if you're a frequent visiter of my blog - there was a little feeling of pride that appeared when I opened up the very first Dutch Vogue. Our small country has launched a brand new Vogue in this hard times (economically I mean).

I have to admit I was a bit sceptical at first. The Netherlands, averse from too much luxury and always rather sober when it comes to fashion (firm believers in 'less is more') with a Vogue in the magazine shelves?

But I think the editorial staff (mainly ex-editors from the Dutch Glamour) did a great job. I haven't read the entire magazine yet - but I must say it looks good.

Will I be in this list of people one day?

The cover is very pretty, fits perfectly with the beginning of the spring. And the models are really Hollands finest: Romee Strijd, Ymre Stiekema and Josefien Rodermans (already called the perfect mixture of Freja Beha Erichsen and Arizona Muse). The other editorials are to die for as well, a lively Bette Franke and the gorgeous Alek Wek in a jeans shoot.

I must say I'm amazed and I'm already looking forward to the next issue. I think I will spend a lot of years reading and admiring the Vogue - untill one day I might be a part of the editorial staff. Don't be afraid to dream big. Right? ;)

My horoscope tells me it's gonna be a good month. And I always tend to take that very serious. Gold will rain over me - I surely hope so!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

''I'll light you up and smoke you down and watch the rings go round and round''

There's something about it.. Something glamorous and exquisite about a cigarette in a photo. They already understood that over fifty years ago.
Cowboys smoking in cigarettes advertisements (when advertising tobacco was still allowed), James Dean laughing and smoking (nothing better than that), Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly lighting up a long, long cigarette or just fashion photos.
A few of my favourites.

Thursday, March 15, 2012


Finally the day has (almost) come... I'm going shopping tomorrow (: that's has been a long time... The Monki is opening in Utrecht, so of course I had to be there. Can't wait to buy some new things for spring! Having said that, the weather was really wonderful today. I think a very lovely spring is about to begin...

Last two photos belong to The Glamourai

I really need round sunglasses and a touch of etnic!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Boogie Wonderland

Lately I can't stop listening to 70s music, especially funk and boogie.
I don't know what started it, but especially 'Boogie Wonderland', that's just amazing! You can't keep your feet on the ground when you hear that song ;)

So to stay in the mood I've also seen the classic dance movie 'Saturday Night Fever'. I had never seen this one before (I know, very bad), but I now know why my mom had a crush on John Travolta when she was young! As Tony, he's the king of the disco floor, a typical tough guy with a small heart. Though we all know the story (it's cliché but on the other hand, it wasn't back then), I think everyone can relate to it. Big dreams, small opportunities, having two sides of your character. Besides, the movie futured a beautiful part of New York, that is: Brooklyn! The beginning of the movie is really brilliant. Tony walking around New York at the tunes of 'Stayin' Alive'. Awesome.

And the most important thing; the music. The Bee Gees with 'Stayin' Alive', 'You should be dancin'', 'Night Fever' and the Trammps (rest in peace, Jimmy Ellis) with 'Disco Inferno'. I know, it all sounds so corny but you just have to listen to it and I'm sure you wish you was young in the seventies. To go out and dance on this kind of music. And that includes looking good of course. Maxi trousers (you're going to see them everywher this summer!), leopard prints and glitter dresses. Tony knew he had to look good as well, as he said: ''He hit my hair. I spend alot of time on my hair and he hits it, he hits my hair!'' You should be dancin!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Fashion Week Fall 2012 Favourites

Confident collection of Jason Wu, inspired by China.

Dolce & Gabbana go back to their roots, florals and prints are all over the place. Inspired by Italy.

Valentino is a synonym for elegance, but the house goes edgy by adding folkloristic details. I love it!

Irresistible beauty at Alexander McQueen. Sarah Burton did a great job, from soft and feminine to huge and booming. Delicious to look at, isn't it?

Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf brought the pyjamas to the jungle. It was feminine yet tough. And again Dutch beauties Bette Franke and Elza Luijendijk outshined everyone. From Prada (Elza) to Chanel (Bette); they walked every single runway!