Someone asked me who are my favorite music artists and I owed for a while to answer that question…. here they are:
Such a young woman (21), Adele is the biggest thing this year globally. The market is saturated with pop and sex right now, and to see an artist do well without any of that is so refreshing.
Kt Tunstall has an incredible presence on stage, she can make you stand and move in an instant. KT is a smart, funny and clever artist, a really talented songwriter who has music coming out of every pore and a wonderful sexy, husky voice. http://youtu.be/HYEU91d8ngc
Amy Winehouse has fell asleep forever…. I miss the music that could have given us soon. Her style was rooted in jazz and soul, but she had a very contemporary way with a lyric. She did not survive her fame and was too fragile and too young. As you get older you accept who you are, but I don’t think Amy had time to learn how to cope. http://youtu.be/TJAfLE39ZZ8
Janis Jopling had one of the most distinctive voices ever. It sounded like it came from the very depths of her soul, and could go from a whisper to a raw rasp. I loved her music when I was 12 only! http://youtu.be/JjD4eWEUgMM
I love Annie Lenox white soul voices and hers is one of the best. She’s a very strong character and a good role model for young women. I totally love her androgynous style, she reminds e of David Bowie. She is a world activist and I respect her a lot. http://youtu.be/zQ9zycElysU
OMG remember “Like a Virgin”? How many times I danced on that song!!… Madonna has been a huge inspiration for my career, she has taught me how to be creative to an extreme, to be in total control of my work, my image, and to always follow my vision.
She’s a performer who really pushed the boundaries. People compare Lady Gaga to Madonna, but while I have a lot of respect for Lady Gaga, Madonna did all the groundwork for artists like her. Amen! http://youtu.be/GuJQSAiODqI
Have a fun day!
WOW! The Titanic- English-actress Kate Winslet, teamed the dress, with a pair of peep toe black heel, jewelery was minimal, wearing a pair of pearl earrings and a pearl embellished cuff.
To finish off the demure look her hair had been tousled into a low bun with a sweeping side parting. She is classy. A good role model to follow, if you want to look sexy and chic at the same time. She knows how to do it well.
Currently, I live in Africa it’s far from your beauty life but your presence and your blog inspires me a lot. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and the insight.
I’m just a one of your fans and your blog’s reader. I know you are busy, but it is very appreciated if you can provide me some thoughts on the following.
It’s a problem of my husband (Japanese)…1 year and 6 months have passed since I got married and I had twice of the domestic violence. It seems he cannot control himself once his temper reaches the peak. The violence is not a kind of kicking and punching. For example, we have the argument, then I get emotional and started crying, and in case I don’t stop arguing even though he said “stop”, he tries me to stop talking by his power, like putting me into the room by his force. His face and attitude become totally different person. It’s my fault that I didn’t stop talking even though he said enough. But I can’t understand why he becomes such a scary person with his anger. I think he had a something with his mother when he was small.
I’m 28 and he is 20 years older than me. Basically, I want to understand him and continue our relationship. But on the other hand, I doubt that this relationship is worth continuing…the couple without efficient conversation? That’s not my ideal.
Apologize for sending such a personal message, although I haven’t met you! However, your comments are greatly appreciated.
Stop The Violence, Lily leave now! Go back to Japan to your family or start somewhere new. Do not feel that you have to accept this situation. The situation will only get worse, trust me. I lived it, I know it, I was young, sad, isolated and confused… I left and I did the right choice because I have a happy life today that I would never have had.
Emotional abuse is often minimized, yet it can leave deep and lasting scars.
Statistics show that a woman is battered every 15 seconds in the United States alone by an intimate- someone who promised to love and cherish her. That’s two million women, each year, who are battered or abused by their partners. Even more frightening is that every day, four women lose their lives to violence perpetrated by a husband or boyfriend, an estimated 1/3 of the women who are abused. Women who are murdered are not the only ones who die. One in four women who commit suicide are the victims of Domestic Violence.
Noticing and acknowledging the warning signs and symptoms of domestic violence and abuse is the first step to ending it. No one should live in fear of the person they love.
But even though leaving an abusive relationship can be frightening, the risks of staying are too great. It might only get worst. The good news is that there are many resources available for abused and battered women, including hotlines you can call for advice; shelters where you can stay; even job training, legal services, and childcare. You deserve to live free of sadness and to live a happy life. You can make that happen by taking steps to protect yourself and reaching out for help. Don’t wait!
Check the internet for information while your husband is at work. And prepare to leave… but again prepare. Be smart and plan your exit from this polluted relationship. It will never get better and you deserve better.
Let me know how you are sometimes soon please Lily.
Nothing compares to you…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iUiTQvT0W_0
This is one of my favorite songs….
Big hug and please give some news. You are in my heart, warm and safe.
Yesterday I had a good laugh inside the taxi where I was seated…. we were stop at the traffic light and I saw the back taxi in front of us and read what it said… check it out!
CNN found that Hillary Clinton is the most admired woman in America. Women admire her because she’s strong and successful. Men admire her because she allows her husband to cheat and get away with it.
White dress by Kimberly Ovitz bought in Novina Square 2, 2 floor, shop called Franco (Singapore)
Plateform shoes Pedro Woman bought at the Chengi airport in Singapore on my way to Tokyo
Shoulder bag by Marc Jacob, my fovite bag ever, bought at the airport in Honolulu in Hawaii, departing for Narita
Silver necklace gift of my cousine Frederica, bought in Sommieres, my little medieval village in France.
Caution: we can see my underwear, also not a dress to wear with white panties if taking picture. Big mistake!
I am surprised about the negative comment about China. These are that the anti-china rhetoric + people quick to look for a witch hunt, so It is THE UNFAIR BLOG!
It has nothing to do with me. Having a blog obliges me to allow readers to express their opinion freely, of course when they are not insulting.
I agree with you Sayaka… Some comments are against China and its peoople in general, at least it is how I perceive it and I do not like it, because it translates into racism.
Racism is when you have laws set up, systematically put in a way to keep people from advancing, to stop the advancement of a nation. Now, people forget the past generation of Chinese had to eat pieces of wood from the trees so that they would survive. It is their time now finally.
We should not blame them for still using their survival instincts? France where I am from, young people now have no dream, no energy, no surviving instincts and should learn from China.
I have a dream that my 3 children will one day live in a nation where they will not judge people by the color of their skin or by their nationality, but by the content of their character.
Love always, Ines
See gorgeous two Miss Universe Japan winners: Hiroko Mima and Yukari Kuzuya modeling PINKO FW2011 collection. Also featuring Naomi Obata, Marie Igarashi, Mitsuyo, Ayaka, Rei all past finalists of Miss Universe Japan. Enjoy!
- こちらの2人の歴代MUJをご覧ください： 美馬寛子と葛谷由香里がPINKO FW2011コレクションでモデルを務めています。また、過去のファイナリストである小幡尚美、五十嵐麻里恵、上坂光代、花輪彩香なども参加しています。