I am . . .

A vintage junkie, a legendary vintage junkie, who tries her best to put all of her insane & illogical feelings & illusions into words. I am who I am.

"You can do anything, you just have to dress for it."
Edith Head

a.s x

June 20, 2013


It seems everywhere I look these days, in advertisements, magazines, music videos, blogs and of course movies, women are depicted in clothing that makes it hard for  you to think of them in any way except physically. Yes of course you have a right to dress the way you want, we are all free to do what we please but that is not what I am here to talk about. I am here to express my outrage for the way women are being portrayed, as bodies and barely brains.

So are we being portrayed as "women" with our own intellect or "WOO-Men", pleasers of men with incredible wooing abilities.

Some might dispute that men are becoming depicted in almost the same way, maybe so, but not half as much as women are, or for nearly as long as women have been. Yes I believe that every woman who has played part in this had a right to, and was never forced to do what she did, but it really does undermine her and what she can actually do.. or perhaps it doesn't, perhaps that is how she wants to be seen and that is all she is good at, which can't be too much of a bad thing, right?

Ah, but money talks, people will go to great lengths to get rich and famous, and so for women in the lime light part of the road to success is pleasure to the pleasure seekers.

Every gigantic advertisement for big brands from D&G to Gucci, have models facing backwards to the camera doing some sort of very unpleasant and indecent pose as if imitating a rape scene.

This isn't about fashion, or at least I hope it isn't, because it all really comes down to fact that you are in control of what you do and what you wear, however you can not control what others think of it, and I hardly think you should care. I myself love expressing myself through what I wear, I do believe fashion is an essential way of self expression and no one can tame that or change it, however for one's own safety, and for the sake of dignity certain lines should not be crossed.

Now I know it seems like I'm fighting for a lost cause here, BUT I'm certainly not doing ANY fighting, if anything I am here to assert that we are all free to do as we please and in no way should the judgement of others dictate our lives. But I'm just sick of seeing women used as toys and accessories for media publicity but then again, if it's with their own consent then who am I to argue with them?

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

March 15, 2013

Last Night (Soundtrack) / Bat For Lashes - Daniel

It's Friday, and because it is so, whether or not it's the weekend already for where ever you are, or whether the weekend starts tomorrow for you, I've decided that it was only fair to start your break from all the headache you've been given all week with this work of art right here.

Bat for lashes - Daniel is a brilliant song that I first heard when I watched the movie "Last night", which by the way was an epic film. I was never a big fan of Kiera Knightley, until I saw Atonement, and then I gradually fell out of interest with her, but then I came across this piece of work, and the dialogue blew me away, along with Kiera's outstanding performance. 

Anyway, I'm not here to brag about the movie, I'm here to brag about this very song. It's timeless, it's, at most times, my own state of mind.

So please, enjoy, and have an awesome weekend!

February 14, 2013

Black is the new coffee!

So yes, I have been addicted to anything black for the past couple of months. I want to share with you some of my favorite looks from everywhere basically.

a.s x

Valentine's Day.. why not?

It's Valentine's Day and whether or not you choose to celebrate it.. the decision is completely up to you.. but let me tell you this, seeing flowers everywhere and seeing people act silly with joy, giggly and flirty and even perhaps swaying to the sound of the beat of their own thoughts about their lovers is a beautiful sight for me.

When there's so much pain going on in the world, so much anger and hate, a day like Valentine's is just a way to let all of that go if only for a moment and be able to think of something that makes your heart beat a bit quicker. Whether you hang out with friends and whine about being single, or hang out with your hubby & celebrate your moments together, or perhaps it's spending it alone on the couch watching Valentine movies on MBC Max, and maybe even dancing around your house in your PJ's just because someone smiled at you today in a way that has probably changed your life forever, whatever it is that you might be doing, this day does bring about some good thing, some nice moments, some exchanges in smiles and kind gestures, and that's got to be a good thing.

So that being said, I do believe that love is a concept, an idea, a cause, and a belief that should be remembered and celebrated in any way and every way, everyday.

Have a good day.. filled with love, and hopefully it's not just one day a year where you celebrate your love with your partner, and have a good weekend where ever you are!

a.s x

December 7, 2012

The men who play Gods

One would think that religion was a sacred act, that those who speak in the name of religion and God would represent peace, wisdom, and tolerance.

One was taught that our souls, and our intentions were part of the sacred and beautiful relationship we each have with God.

One would think that the way we behave should speak for who we are, because actions always speak louder than words. Words can be used and abused, but actions are clear and direct.

But in today’s world, those who speak of religion the most, seem to be the most who misinterpret it. The figures you see in the streets, on television, and those who have managed to squeeze through to political posts, preaching to be the men of God; the men of peace, the men of pure honesty and goodwill, trying to dress in a way so as to make us think that this is what religion should look like; have turned out to be the pillars behind the fall of our modern day and age.

We’ve grown accustomed to seeing a person, preaching love, peace, understanding and tolerance towards others, while they’ve got a knife in their hand ready to stab anyone that dares disagree with their own beliefs. They curse and disrespect others, and they are offensive to society. They break the laws that they themselves try to put for the rest of us because they think they’re above the law, and above everyone else. They believe they are closer to God, that they are more enlightened and so therefore no rules of any country, or for that matter, of any world, should apply to them.

These men have been so infuriatingly doing their best at trying to make us all feel out of place and out of line; but they have failed greatly.

They’ve attacked who we are, they’ve attacked the harmony we live in, they want to stereotype us and separate us because they can only fight us when we are weak. Our strength will defeat them, and our beliefs in equality and tolerance, peace and a civilized world will make them think again and again before ever behaving this way, if not give up and never come back.

These men have confused themselves with God; the men who play Gods, now insult us in the streets, they’ve lied to us over and over managing to fool some of us into thinking that once they reach political power, they will bring order and peace. But with no surprise they have let us all down, and their agendas are now naked, for the world to see. 

History will write that these men have nothing to do with any religion, these men are not men of God and that no one can ever play God. They will never be allowed to judge us, they are not welcome to tell us how to live, and they are not allowed to categorize us into the faithful and the sinful. They will never ever change who we are and what we believe in.

Our religion belongs to us, our God is ours and our country can never ever be taken away from us under any circumstance no matter what mask they chose to wear.

November 29, 2012

Love in the time of war!

Love in the time of war

We want peace, and no matter how cliché that sounds, the people of our generation need this concept to become a reality more than ever.
It was once said “We have war when at least one of the parties to a conflict wants something more than it wants peace.”  And it seems that now so many leaders in this world want a lot of things more than they want peace.

To continue reading, please click on the link below :)

"Love in the time of war"

July 19, 2012

Free of me, I be.

Caged inside a world,

a bird is not flying into

the blue. But what is a cage

if it won't keep you.

In your mind, or your dreams,

the cage is still what it is and not

just what it seems.

Bruised, hurt from the trials of escape,

torn down from trying over, and over again

Wrists tangled in needs, born to die

we continue to bleed.

Those are the caged,

those are the free,

free of me, I be.

My feathers swear they will reflect

my path of hope, and in the colors

my love will elope,

away with me. Before I fade,

I repent you see

I repent for me

for the lives I have not witnessed which lived

beautifully outside the world I drew for myself

My cage was a portrait of a shadow

hung in a room of mirrors

I saw myself. . I saw the fear

crawling up into my soul

but I let go dear.

I let go dear.

My reflection taunted with

what others

saw in me.

What I saw in my eyes, changed


I repent, you see

I repent for me

Stay warm beside me,

inside of me.

Close those eyes of yours,

fly away with me.

Those are the caged, 

those are the free, 

Free of me, I be.