Sunday, February 28, 2016

16 TIMES RED CARPET LOOKED GOOD

Red carpet has always been the place where fashion meets cinema in the most glamorous ways. And no one can deny the excitement that comes from this fancy event opening. So right before the beginning of the 88th Academy Awards ceremony, let's take a quick look at some of the memorable red carpet looks, starting from the year 2000. 


1. Nicole Kidman in 2000.


Christian Dior 


2.  Julia Roberts in 2001.


Valentino 


3. Halle Berry in 2002.


Elie Saab



4. Jennifer Lopez in 2003.


Valentino

5. Charlize Theron in 2004.


Tom Ford


6. Natalie Portman in 2005. 


Lanvin
                             
7. Michelle Williams in 2006.


Vera Wang

8. Cate Blanchett in 2007. 


Armani Privé

9. Penelope Cruz in 2008.


Chanel Couture


10. Sarah Jessica Parker in 2009.


Christian Dior

11. Carey Mulligan in 2010.


Prada

12. Scarlett Johansson in 2011. 


Dolce and Gabbana

13. Jessica Chastain in 2012.


Alexander Mcqueen

14. Quvenzhane Wallis in 2013.


Giorgio Armani

15. Angelina Jolie in 2014. 


Elie Saab

16. Rosamund Pike in 2015.


Givenchy


I guess it's never easy when it comes to choosing the right dress, but what's more interesting is that this never gets boring either! So surprise us, Oscars Red Carpet 2016. We'll be judging you :)




Invitation to Inspiration <3




Friday, February 26, 2016

PASSION MANIA

#brokentoysoldiers


I've been hearing a lot lately the famous question from random strangers: What is your true passion? Which could be sometimes translated it into: Who are you? Are you average? HAVE YOU FOUND YOURSELF YET?

"When you set yourself on fire, people love to come and see you burn."

— John Wesley



This may be really just one cool part of an easy going conversation where people are genuinely interested in each other. And that's wonderful. If you look and listen carefully, people show their passions all the time-what they notice, what they believe, what they choose, what they dream, how they talk, how they dress, how they walk, when they're stressed, how they smile, when they cry, when they protest, when they try... But not once have I experienced this question through different vibe. Sometimes you may sense that people are not really trying to get to know the real you, when they are trying to put a certain price on you. You wouldn't ask anyone just like that if they're in love with someone, would you? Well, some people would, mostly those who confuse their superficiality for an extra ordinance.





To hide a passion totally (or even to hide, more simply, its excess) is inconceivable: not because the human subject is too weak, but because passion is in essence made to be seen: the hiding must be seen: I want you to know that I am hiding something from you, that is the active paradox I must resolve: at one and the same time it must be known and not known: I want you to know that I don't want to show my feelings: that is the message I address to the other. 




-Roland Barthes


I guess the media trends have played a huge role in all this passion-equals-identity obsession. While exposing our individuality through the social networks, weather we want it or not, we sell ourselves and buy other peoples stories, comparing each one and making specific criteria about who's leading a successful and meaningful life & who's not. And here we are-successful life equals passionate life. So that today, the meaning of the passion has lost it's core-emotions. There are no emotions where there are no real human connections. And what you see is never what you get. But I guess it is still very important to make others believe that WE are special, and yes, that we are the ones who understand life better than anyone else.






"I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious." 
-Albert Einstein


A master Passion is the love of news.
-George Crabbe


A little story about Jackie, Lily and Mary.
Jackie likes to have many hobbies. Horse riding, dancing & singing in the band. She can afford herself lot of travelling. She likes to fill her schedule. Everyone knows Jackie is passionate about her hobbies. That makes her interesting, therefore, special. She could say, her passion is leading a full life and making the best of it.
Lily also likes to engage herself in different activities, but hates having everything scheduled. She gets bored easily and passion is not a stable concept for her. She finds it in one line in the book, in some random bar, in the nature, or in the middle of the night when some new idea pops into her head and she decides to make something of it. Lily's like the rolling stone, passionate for discovering new things and life itself.
Mary likes cooking so much that she made a nice career of it. Since she was little, she has always loved preparing different kinds of dishes for her family & friends. She experiments, creates & travels to discover different flavours. Now she leads her on talk show about healthy food and her new book ''Healthy flavours from all over the world'' is about to come out. Mary is passionate and talented cook who managed to mix business with pleasure.
Jackie, Lily & Mary are all passionate creatures. 





Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music -- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself. 




-Henry Miller



The Passion of laughter is nothing else but a sudden glory arising from sudden conception of some eminency in ourselves, by comparison with the infirmities of others, or with our own formerly…

-Thomas Hobbes



Many people confuse passion with talent-passion involves a lot of emotions, results in personal satisfaction, might or might not result with a specific talent. Passion is an interior process. It's a specific, unique and intense perception of the world. Talent is rare, inborn potential one should work on  to make the best of it, to grow, weather or not it might bring a certain kind of formal success. On the other hand, craft-that's something one can learn, more or less, any time, weather it is sewing, drawing, dancing or even singing, and so on. With or without the talent or passion, people do things for their own satisfaction, to survive and succeed, to please different aspects of themselves and the society.
A poet could be a postman, and salesman could be a great dancer without ever getting on stage. A sculptor can create great work, an art without deeper emotional meaning. A singer can lose her passion in the music industry, while some mathematician can only work with this same music turned on all the time. There are no rules or definitions other than ones we create.






In the human heart new passions are forever being born; the overthrow of one almost always means the rise of another. 



-Francois de la Rochefoucauld

"Love is the spiritual essence of what we do. Technique is the manifestation of the preparation and investment as a result of the love."

— Wynton Marsalis



Magic happens when talent, craft, work and passion meet. Magic also happens when passion meets other similar passions and when the stars shine the light to make a path for them to glow. You can't force yourself to glow. And it's impossible to glow all the time. Just like the candle, when the one is finished, light another one, but also grant yourself some rest in the dark. And don't be fooled by those who desperately seek to evaluate you. The ''shiny ones'' shouldn't be concerned with the concept of pricing. They simply enjoy the light they create. Some may see it, others not. Some might want to steal it. Someone's talent might be to see the true nature of everything. Someone said everyone and everything is extraordinary today, so that in the end, nothing is extraordinary any more.



Our passions do not live apart in locked chambers but dress in their small wardrobe of notions, bring their provisions to a common table and mess together, feeding out of the common store according to their appetite.



-George Eliot


So I'm gonna ask you, have you found yourself yet? Did the stars tell you which way to look? Did you forget to stand on the ground while being blinded by them? Don't forget you are not alone while trying to find yourself, cause when you carry the love inside your soul, you already have the strongest passion and inspiration for every battle under the sky. And don't quit just because before each finish line, there could be hundreds of small goals, and not all of them feel like the fire burning inside your soul. They are all important. You can sing, dance and carry your heart through any road. So sing along, kind people, stay brave and keep on rolling. Cause you don't know where the journey ends anyway. The only wrong roads are those who promise the finish line in the beginning and the magnificent, incessant fire. That's the same description of the hell, after all. The passion itself can come from such place. Destruction and revenge. Use your flames wisely.




Three passions simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life; the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind. 

-Bertrand Russell




Love, Invitation to Inspiration

Saturday, February 20, 2016

WHITE SPACE MAKES ME HAPPY...


When it comes to decorating an interior, people often avoid white. 
For some reason they believe that white interior equals sterile, 
boring and hard to care for. 
But it doesn't have to be like that and these beautiful interiors prove it.










You may get tired of other colours, but not WHITE. 
WHITE can never get boring.









If you are still affraid that your white room will appear sterile, 
you can always accessorize it with different textures and details, 
especially wooden furniture. 

Love, Invitation To Inspiration <3 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

TAKE CARE OF YOUR SOUL

Have compassion for all beings, rich and poor alike; 
each has their suffering. 
Some suffer too much, others too little.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

To conquer oneself is a greater task
 than conquering others” 
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

You will not be punished for your anger, 
you will be punished by your anger.” 
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

You cannot travel the path until 
you have become the path itself
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, 
at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, 
at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, 
at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

Work out your own salvation. Do not depend on others.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

The mind is everything. What you think you become.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

Those who are free of resentful thoughts 
surely find peace.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

 “Hatred does not cease through hatred at any time. 
Hatred ceases through love. This is an unalterable law.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

 “There has to be evil so that good
 can prove its purity above it.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

No one saves us but ourselves. 
No one can and no one may. 
We ourselves must walk the path.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care 
for people will hear them and 
be influenced by them for good or ill.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

Better than a thousand hollow words, 
is one word that brings peace.
Gregory Colbert_ Ashes and Snow

Today's note to SELF: 
Take care of your soul!!!

Love, Invitation To Inspiration <3