Marimekko’s Artful Touch

After a season of monochrome, I've ventured onto vibrant colors and patterns as to joining the rest of you in celebrating summer. This is a bold move for me, and it surprised me how they instantly brighten my interior and complement all the pots of new plants I've recently started nurturing to decorate the rest…

Fashion In The Age of AI

In 1998, British designer Alexander McQueen (1969-2010) presented the grand finale of his thirteenth runway show- No.13 (S/S 1999) with two robot "painters" borrowed from a car manufacturing plant. As model Shalom Harlow stood on a rotating disc, the two automata began to throw yellow and black paints onto her white dress. By the end,…

Breathless (1960), Jean-Luc Godard, À bout de souffle, Jean Seberg, Jean-Paul Belmondo, French New Wave, nouvelle vague

Another 5 Movies that Defined Fashion

In my first list of 5 movies I named ones from 1960s and 80s. This time I include movies made in the 30s and the 50s in addition to the other two decades mentioned before. I picked these films not just for their leading female roles' wardrobes but also for the strong characters in these…

Another 2 Books and 1 Magazine| Maya Deren | Peggy Guggenheim |The Gentlewoman |

https://youtu.be/H0tDufAxI2I Like my previous 3 books list, this week's reading recommendation starts with books by and of two women who played pivotal roles in the shaping of the 20th century Western modern art tradition. Not only for their accomplishments in the arts, they are both women of unique personal styles. Like the 2 books and…

Rei Kawakubo: Against Convention

"I have always pursued a new way of thinking about design, by denying established values, conventions, and what's generally accepted as the norm. And the modes of expression that have always been most important to me are unfinished, imbalance, fusion, elimination and absence of intent." ---Rei Kawakubo, in an interview, 2016* For her latest Comme…

Broccoli Magazine: My Interview With Its Founder and Creative Director

Since its official launch on December 8th in 2017, Broccoli, an international magazine by and for women who love cannabis has become hugely successful. It is the first and only magazine that is dedicated to stoner culture through the lens of contemporary art, fashion and culture. Recently, the gracious Anja Charbonneau, Founder of Broccoli agreed…

Bella Freud by Frank Bauer; Psychoanalysis candle of refreshingly floral top note with woody base note; scented candle; psychoanalysis; floral; cedar-wood; Frank Bauer; Bella Freud in stripped jumper; dark blue trousers; sunny interior; white walls and door

Bella Freud | Diptyque | Byredo | Scented Candles to Love

Ahh... the spice of life. Scented candles can play essential roles in a beautiful and cozy living space. They are affordable luxuries and are especially beneficial for your olfactory senses, in turn, good for your soul. Before getting to the products, let me explain to you why they are as good as I say. Just a…

Vestiaire Collective founders with chief executive Sébastien Fabre on the far right; fashion re-commerce; VS Team;

Vestiaire Collective And Other Vintage Fashion Sites You’d Want to Know

This team of awesome and beautiful people founded Vestiaire Collective (a Paris-based international fashion re-sale site) in October of 2009, since inception their business has been growing exponentially all over Europe and the US. Somewhat similar to the business model of Ebay, a peer-to-peer marketplace,  however Vestiaire Collective goes far far beyond and offers carefully…

The "AR" pin Vivienne Westwood is wearing here stands for "active resistance to propaganda."

Vivienne Westwood: The Revolution Starter

"Buy less, choose well, and make it last." -Vivienne Westwood This quote by Dame Vivienne Westwood reads quite straightforward. For more than 40 years, the designer has played pivotal roles in the evolution of British fashion and culture. Today, she remains at the forefront of fashion with her creative ideas and social beliefs. Her creative…

Klorane dry shampoo; oat plant, spray can, power-shampoo

Valentine’s Day eco-gifts for Lips, Cheeks and Hair

Valentine's day is coming, a time to treat a friend or yourself to some fresh new makeup and hair products. After some research and test-drive, these are the ones I'd like to suggest for you to try. Please note that all of these products are made with organic ingredients, without artificial chemicals that'd harm your…

Moreau was one of those actresses using her off-screen experience to enrich her on-screen roles. She was professional and devoted her acting, no difficult scenes ever discouraged her. As Truffaut once wrote: “Générosité, ardeur, complicité, compréhension de la fragilité humaine, tout cela peut se lire sur l’écran quand Jeanne Moreau joue.”*

Jeanne Moreau: A Woman of Character

I've been enamored with French New Wave cinema since college. Behind the cameras, François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Vardas, etc. translated everyday- life into vignettes laced with spontaneous emotions. On screen, dazzling actresses such as Brigitte Bardot, Anna Karina, Catherine Deneuve, etc. played leading female characters of beauty, intelligence and complicated emotional interior. But there was one that stood out…

Top 5 Movies That Defined Fashion

Fashion recycles old looks from decades ago, but continues to update them in new ways. It always turns out looking like the most contemporary things you'd ever seen. Here are the top 5 movies that have defined fashion (my picks) and remained as the sources of many contemporary designers' inspirations. #5- How to Steal A…

Fake Lashes Vs. Extensions?

I've recently given into the temptation and got eyelash extensions. Before this, I had always thought it's for "high-maintenance ladies." Although, I did envy those who have longer lashes, but I had no idea those were artificially extended (until a friend confessed.) This article may be useful for first-timers, who are considering to give it…

Submit Your Stories

I invite you to submit your stories (it can be in any of the categories above or auto-biographical) and become a contributing writer of Another Blog by using the contact page, and I will get back to you. If you are interested in sharing a story, but don't feel like writing more than, say, 200…

Christine Keeler: The Woman Who “Spied” Inadvertently

To call Christine Keeler a spy is probably inaccurate, for she just had happened to be a guest at the Cliveden House when the clandestine activity took place. Some say, she had been used as a decoy (whether she how much knew at the time is not certain.) As an attractive young woman who had…

The evolution of pearl-jewelry. They are becoming an indispensable accessory for every modern women.

Modern Jewelry Made of Pearls

Forget the idea pearls are for grandmothers, conservative First Ladies and things of the past. Pearls are back in a big way! With refreshingly minimalist styles and concept-based designs, these pearls are for everyone of all age. Jewelry made with pearls used to be much sought-after before the 1980s. However by the late 80s, its…