It takes me a lot of time to check everyday all shows that are taking place-these days in Milano, and I am happy when I see something that I like.
Today I looked a bit at Dolce&Gabbana but ..somehow it was like looking back 1-2 years ago at Mary Katrantzou’s digital prints (which were a revolution) ..mixed with these raw materials of the shoes..and honestly I am not a fan this season of D&G,but it’s just my opinion.
Anyway!!! I am not a professional fashion critic! 🙂
So! I payed a lot of attention to details – meaning shoes!!!
1. ALTUZARRA S2013
blackthorn, caterpillar, crab apple tree, crabapples, food, fruits, green nature, hawk moth, Joico, K-Pak, Nature Photography, Photo, Photography, plums, Road Trip Photos, sea buckthorn, tomato, travel, vacation, veggies, wild apples
.. is more than Great..!
Have been busy with my father’s new condition, but we’ll do okay…I’m still on the road, hopefully by the end of the week I’m back HOME..
Eddie also had a bit of a cold for a week – Summer -Autumn transition was not that smooth -temperature dropped too much and sudden;
…Hubby will have 2 more auditions in Germany.. and some shows in Paris next 10 days..so..I will be HOME alone again..
Also..have been waiting more than a week for my K-Pak shampoos from Joico to arrive..
….and had to leave before my package arrived -actually I have no idea if it arrived by now-but am very angry with beautybay, because they promised a certain delivery and was not in time – I stayed with dirty hair for more than a week just waiting for my shampoo and trying to get even the last drop from my last one to use it…now I call that a High Fidelity!- (or just really dirty hair??) what woman would not wash her hair just to wait for a certain one??!! would say a crazy one…
Will let you know if I got the package.. but meantime I cheated my hair with another shampoo… 😦
Till more news.. here are some photos made along my last trip at the end of the world..with things found in nature 🙂
the well known Sea-Buckthorn plant-has higher levels of vit C than lemons and oranges, used in many medical treatments. full of this on my hills!
Crabapple -or Malus -or wild apple 🙂
crab apple tree!
Blackthorn! very good to eat after first freeze!
plums! lots of plums! So many that below you see..the tree actually broke down because it was too heavy..
and some nice colored …caterpillars! love the way they look -this one in particular is the Spurge-Hawk moth ,and will show you lower how it will look! 🙂
and the well known ketchup supplier 🙂 the Tomato..from my grandmother’s garden 🙂 huge one!
🙂 Eddie and THE Tomato! it had 1 kg and 400 grams (1,4 kg) quite a BIG one!
have a great Monday everyone!
On Sunday I was on the road taking back home my mother. The same day my father went into hospital,but we found out only when we arrived. He had a diabetes crises, and soon after he was diagnosed with diabetes. It’s 5 days since he is in hospital and still they can’t control his glucose level in blood,and he is on insulin.
The bad thing is …that this is it.. he cannot undo the disease. The good thing..(if there is one) is that .. if he takes care of what he eats and drinks..then it can be controlled.
So! I found myself in this …situation..of asking what do I know about Diabetes.. I know many people around me that have it..but I never knew enough because it was not in my family. Basically…I know nothing… or I only knew that sugar is totally bad and forbidden… but …there is so much about it.
For the moment my father learned how to make shots of insulin to himself, but hopefully he will pass on pills later.
Just for curiosity if you read labels on any!!! and I mean any type of product that is not for diabetes, in one way or another they all have SUGAR! so..our sugar intake per day is TOO MUCH already, even if you do not eat sweets! it is crazy,and I always read labels,and I don’t drink juices and I don’t drink coffee with sugar-but still!
I became panicked.. more than before…
So, I decided I will be more careful than I’ve been even before with sugar in all products..
Also…careful at the quantity of fruits I eat..
Before having the crisis,my father lost 10 kilos in one week-and my father was never fat (-usually type 2 diabetes appears to overweight persons) , was feeling weak..was thirsty all the time and drank 2l of water per night.. but he did not know these are symptoms for a disease..and did not tell anyone.. WORSE! he ate lots of grapes and prunes ( and I mean lots! like 2-3 kilos per day at least) –that took him to hospital at the end..
As a priority, I think we should do this simple blood analysis from time to time..just in case. No more crackers and sweets between meals! and ..2 fruits per day..is quite enough…
Wishing everybody a great weekend!
Take care of sugar quantity! Zero is good enough!
These are fun and amazing photos of what happens backstage of a show of this level. Beautiful models and beautiful people working around them.
..so far! London Fashion week started! So all You Londoners out there have fun- Fashion Fun!
Source: http://www.vogue.com Photos: Phil Oh
Fashion year 2013 started… till now whatever I saw on the runways..did not “impress” me that much..[not that I’m Anna W. :)]
So far, I liked a few pieces from all designers. But I think it will be another year or two until some major changes will be done again. Just like Olympics -every 4-5 years fashion makes a breakthrough 🙂
STREET STYLE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK SPRING 2013
Tomorrow morning again looong trip…
I promise I won’t forget my laptop under the bed as last time 🙂
Happy Weekend to ALL of You!
Photos: Phil OH,Source:Vogue.us
…or I should say Google Glasses are finally debuting. Literally on a catwalk. And not on any catwalk, but on Diane Von Furstenberg’s catwalk.
Of course the “apple” mouths opened and criticized the event, made it questionable…and so on..blah blah… But Mr Sergey Brin (from Google) didn’t seem bothered or distracted from his glorious moment!
Because it is one of those!
Soon, most smartphone users will want one of those..
Appearing on the catwalk is just a part of their documentary project, so let’s not make a big fuss of it.
Of course when you want to promote a product, and sell it later…where else if not in the middle of a crowd full of Hollywood Stars and Vip-s and when all eyes are on you??? Would be stupid not to take advantage!
What are Google Glasses?!
“Project Glass is a research and development program by Google to develop an augmented reality head-mounted display (HMD). The intended purpose of Project Glass products would be the hands-free displaying of information currently available to most smartphone users, and allowing for interaction with the Internet via natural language voice commands. The functionality and physical appearance (minimalist design of the aluminium strip with 2 nose pads) has been compared to Steve Mann‘s EyeTap, which was also referred to as “Glass” (“EyeTap Digital Eye Glass”, i.e. use of the word “Glass” in singular rather than plural form “Glasses”).
Project Glass is part of the Google X Lab at the company, which has worked on other futuristic technologies, such as a self-driving car. The project was announced on Google+ by Babak Parviz, an electrical engineer who has also worked on putting displays into contact lenses; Steve Lee, a project manager and “geolocation specialist”; and Sebastian Thrun, who developed Udacity as well as worked on the self-driving car project.
Google has patented the design of Project Glass”
So there you go Apple,You won’t really be suing them for the moment…unless you got the patent for the “glasses form” ??!!!!-which would not surprise me…in USA anything (stupid enough) is patented…
After I’ve seen what they are capable of…and especially the PHOTOGRAPHY section 🙂 I’m so into them! I want one!
They can do so much! this can give you an idea! :
No need for words anymore! I’m so excited!
Well…not excited as 1,500 $…as this is the price tag..and orders that are being made right now will only be shipped in 2013..so.. But still!
DVF catwalk “gals”
and the funny side of it!
Oh I love technology!
Wishing you all a great Monday!
Sources: various, mailonline.co.uk.
..starting with..”I can’t believe summer is gone!!!!” …and “uhhh I really don’t like winter”…
I am just hoping it will be a loooooooooooooong Autumn!!!!
after reading once in a while (-yeah maybe twice-) the everyday news…I just get sick sometimes..but this is the reality (sick world) we live in, and I have to Thank everyday for the life I have, for having my family, and for many many reasons to live..
Fashion weeks have started again..skinny models everywhere, new designs.. new designers… more money to spend… jeeeeezzz….
This year,in June we’ve lost another sister of my grandmother. They were 6 sisters, now only 2 left..they were sooo united, always. Whenever a baby was born in the family, they all gathered to help raise the baby, support the sister and be happy one for another.
Imagine the 3 funny fairies :)..only they were 5.. one of their sisters Mary,died very young, of cancer.
So!!! I grew up in quite a busy, happy, working family of grandparents. Me and 3 others! my 2 closest cousins, and my brother of course. All devils!
We all grew up a few years in this “end of the world’ place. there was no electricity, only wood heating, and water from the fountain.. Not that so much is changed today, only thing in plus is electricity -a very important change!
I am more than convinced that Eddie will never understand or wish our childhood.. but I can only give him a glimpse (trip) from time to time to make him understand how things were then, and possibly could be in a future if technology fails on us suddenly 🙂
Anyway! All this story for one reason. This big family of my grandmother, has a Hill here at the end of the world, where the close relatives are buried-sisters, parents, grandparents.
All the land ( a lot) you see there was of an uncle of my grandmother; back then, it was the tradition to bury -in your yard,or on your land-your close family.
They chose this lovely hill… from where you can see everything around,and where it’s peaceful.
they rest in peace
Eddie was still running strong!! 🙂
till we arrived on our Alley..as I always remembered, turning right..is our yard
and here was our house…nature always takes back what it belonged to it..
meeting my uncle and aunt..they looked the same for me, even if older with may years..
Eddie talking first time with my uncle, he immediately got attached to him.
going back..climbing again hills.. 🙂
and my shoes…not in such a bad shape-color 🙂
on the other side of the hill where we first started the trip! this is the village in which my grandparents moved, long time ago, to have better conditions than on the other part of the hill that we just visited..
in 1986-1987 or so, here was at least electricity..
But don’t worry..we went everyday over the hill to work our land and see our relatives…I was in good shape back then! 🙂 Whenever it was a heavy rain..we just had to take our shoes off and get in the mud to our knees! but for us kids..was really fun!
a friend took this picture of the place my grandparents live now..very nice. more to the right there is the catholic church,and below is my grandparents house and land..
Have a nice Sunday everyone!
Yours! ( true country girl 🙂 )
Last week we came back Home from a long trip to my parents.
As I forgot my laptop under my bed..I could not blog about it 🙂
Things were okay back to my parents home, weather was way too hot.. but now we are back Home!!! and I have a great feeling here! Still a mess all around 🙂 full of boxes 🙂 and traces of construction, but I just feel better here!
The photos you will see below, tell a little story, story of where I grew up as a baby at my grandparents (my mother’s parents), places I always remember dearly..and wish I could visit more often. I got the chance to do it with my son 🙂 U will probably not understand too much from these but.. I’ll try my best.
To get where I grew up my first 6-7 years, you need to walk some kilometers (3-4)..climb a nice hill..and go down a valley… 🙂 no train, bus, car or…plane (well maybe a helicopter) can get you there, feet are best!
You pass near a (still there) nice forest…go down a cracked, dried road.. used now by tractors, or old carriages..
If I could make photos from my memories..wow! they would be treasures..
Eddie ran all the way 🙂 and he was dead tired early that day.
I wanted to see an uncle and an aunt of mine,they are old-my uncle is 92 years old and my aunt a bit younger..87 y or so. I was 6 months pregnant when I last visited (3 years ago) and my uncle said he won’t catch the day to see my baby…well, he did, and I am happy for that.
and this is a forest Eddie…-I said,- isn’t it nice?! how poor in words we are sometimes..so stupid; he liked what he saw already anyway.
kept running 🙂 climbing the hill…
meanwhile..bad choice of shoes 🙂 ..just thought they are comfy..forgot they are white
and over the hill!
it’s a nice small valley..with 4 or 5 houses still.. where the closest “bushes” 🙂 are, let’s say, used to be our house-middle of the photo.
and we went down…
it was kind of hot so we had to hydrate all the time!
the summer was really dry..you can see by the huge cracks in the country road..
Eddie walked side by side, and he didn’t complain 🙂
this was the road down; it is there and always the same for as long as I can remember 🙂
more to see next days!
2 nd of September, somewhere back in time was the day I was born; a small “thingy” , with black “fur”, of 3.4 kg, and as I heard not very noisy 🙂 my parents say I was a good baby 🙂 meaning I stayed where they put me, I didn’t cry, I didn’t mess around too much…took care of my brother later..and so on.
They say that now! I don’t think it was the same back then! 🙂
I already have gifts from my Boys 🙂 since yesterday : Roses and jewelry 🙂
I Thank only for the fact that we are together, in the past years we were in different places, apart from each other for our Birthdays, so, I Thank for today for being with the Family.
I also have some birthday wishes 🙂 :
I wish I could share my Birthday cake with everyone!
I wish everybody born today and on this day Happy Happy B-day! (yes yes, including Keanu Reeves- yes he’s born September 2nd..)
I wish my brother was with me on my B-Day..
I wish there was PEACE on Earth- yes..not just a Miss Universe speech,but a reality we need..
I wish everybody Health and Happiness..and lots of sunny days!
[ and last..I secretly wish a pair of sport shoes 🙂 ]