Estee Lauder 100

Red is the lucky colour. Gift it! By Estee Lauder with Kendall Jenner

Not sure how to start this. Maybe because I am not sure about how I should write it. It seems since I started around 92 in the artistic world in music everything has changed a lot. In those times when the director ordered a staccato, it was a staccato and not a metaphor. Later, I changed my mind, I thought it was better to try to combine with something more visual and I discovered there were other types of directors. That it seemed so many of them insisted in to believe they were some sort of Kubrick reincarnation or something alike. But, in the end, a fade out was a fade out and not a metaphor of any kind… Well, not really… On those times it was when people started to give to each wipe on a cut of a film a meaning so I am not surprised in our days, tweets, pictures, anything… Could be read in so fancy ways which do not have to do anything with fashion and design. If not it is about the fashion ways some folks wanted to invent and to create.

A few months ago, I was surprised by this lovely detail by Estee Lauder with whom the early followers know I have posted a lot in the past. To be honest this post was scheduled for February but hey, calm down. On this virtual world, the space-time relativity differs of the real one. What happens on a day could be measured on one month of our older boring times. So, it is not a surprise some folks want to quit. To make virtual holidays. To step aside… Slow down, or you will reach 2018 before it will be set on the traditional calendar and after, you will say that needs to be changed too because it does not work well or the system is wrong… Those never ending stories.

Estee Lauder card and 340 Envious Pure Colour Envy.

Anyway, thank you very much, Estee Lauder, for that card saying I am a member of your family. It seems since 92 there is some sort of “family thing” and to every corner of the world, I go everybody wants to adopt me on their families… So many ones to attend actually. That’s what makes of everything a mess.

Estee Lauder card and 340 Envious Pure Colour Envy. It says: “Dear client,
Like a family member of Estee Lauder, we appreciate your trust and we wish you a 2017 full of beauty.
We hope to keep sharing a lot of success with you.
Warmth greetings,”

Jokes aside. What it is the truth is I am thankful and I am thankful for all those crazy folks who have dared to follow me on social media. Several brands, names, pages… Mention to all of them could make this post extremely long. So you know who you are. Even if you are official followers or not. And… Well, I was bored. And when people is bored makes all sort of things. Mostly crazy and stupid ones…

I have remembered once upon a time I wanted to be a director and I have said to me: “Hey, you can give thanks to all those people who follows you and to direct an Estee Lauder video at the same time. Double thanks, just in once.” So I have made it. It is not the very best. In fact, I had to remember to myself how Youtube worked because… You change everything. These techs and their manias of to change everything of place.

Thankfully, now I remember it. I hope you had some fun reading this. And thanks to all the fans, stalkers and another sort of creatures for everything. May the fun will keep with you. Always.

 

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The Paradoxes

Bracelet  and L'eau Nº5 Chanel sample courtesy Chanel.

Bracelet and L’eau Nº5 Chanel sample courtesy Chanel.

Not sure how many female readers this blog have, but I would like to hear from you because this is going to be a feminist post. Just, not a feminist with this sort of misconception of the word which says females hate men. No, this is about to express how women are. How we feel, think, believe, act. Basically, about to reclaim how we are and to fight for what we think. That is what it is feminism and not really about to hate people or to wear pants or short skirts.

There is always a problem on this matter which starts for a basic issue: the lack of culture. This, unfortunate series of events which could be the posterior causes of a whole sort of hoaxes or false myths start by a basic fact: people do not read enough and those same people tend to find not very new creative ways of to bully the people who does. With to read, of course, I do not mean Twitter trends, global hashtags, fake newspaper news which become virtual by magic. No, I mean good books. But more important than to read them, is to understand them and to get their moral. If not, better go out… Not sure what different audiences here like but: play tennis, football, run, walk the dog or other sort of pet you could have… Personally, I like to go out in time to time with my Smosch. It is something you do not know yet but if you are already reading this blog for long, you know about the Soktens and Chirpywanglers. So it is a start. Something you already know.

The issue here is: it seems women who read are dangerous. That we are some sort of evil sort of beings for to have so much knowledge, for to love more a cup of tea and a reading session than to expend time with other beings. For that, it is invented all sort of things: about our sexual tendencies, our lack of friendly manners, our incapacity for to socialise ourselves, that we will never have future if we do not find someone for to marry… And the favourite: “women are complicated and there’s no one whom could understand them.”

Certainly, this last affirmation was created so long ago by someone whom did not know about the existence of the word “paradox”. And that, like it sounded alike some sort of space temporal disruption… Well, it was simply to decide females hated men. Than to take the dictionary -after all it is a  book- and to look for what “paradox” means. Which is contradiction

Bracelet gift courtesy of Chanel.

Bracelet gift courtesy of Chanel.

No fellows, do not think wrong. Men have more contradictions than women. Still, it seems we keep holding the blame, like it seems we are going to keep holding it for to be our sex the one whom convinced Adam to bite the Apple. Those stories… If it was not because I dedicate myself to write, I would have ever noticed where it was the myth, the tell and the story.

One of the biggest accusations women have to resolve each day of their lives is that “we cannot decide ourselves”. It is truth. There are people in our own species and sex whom cannot but it is also truth in the other sex there are also so many.

So, I had an idea. Instead of to be constantly complaining about others for their contradictions. Why don’t we embrace them? Why don’t we decide to join a world of paradoxes instead of to set “this is right and this is wrong” like so many seem to insist in to classify. Or to accuse others saying they are classifying, judging… That those things happen too. And you know it.

Take for example any successful people in history, contemporary or so long ago. Male or female, rich or poor, leader of masses or leading his/her own business. It does not matter really who. In all of them you are going to find all sort of paradoxes about what they like or do.

Take Steve Jobs for example. He created a brand which is sold like a luxury series of devices but it was designed for to have with those computers all the tools needed for help creative people on their education and development without the need they had to use outside resources. Huge contradiction, isn’t it?

Well, I have used him for example. Just because male will not say it is all about females on this post. But if there is someone whom has already inspired me and whom had her paradoxes very clear is Coco Chanel.

No need to tell you in these days what that brand is or represents. So, what does this mean? That one can be: rich and poor, creator and muse, consumer and seller, fancy and athletic, educated and expressing wildly, repressed and free speech advocator, intelligent and naive, fancy and not body perfect, like to dress tweed and jeans, like to drive cars and walking, like to create things or to watch them but not to have them…

I understand. It is complicated. Not so many people can understand how someone can be a muse and to create at the same time. To can be cold but lovely and charming. To break for to make new things… It is a matter of open more the minds, to read the good content and to worry for to know more about the other’s contradictions instead of to want to make others alike your own absolutisms. That is the big difference which defines an artist and normal people. The one whom is someone and the one whom is no one. Because, in the end, it is all a matter of two CC: culture and contradictions.

This post is not sponsored by Chanel. But it is a thank you for the gifts given and which are on the pictures.