Smile

Release your struggle, let go of your mind, throw away your concerns, and relax into the world. No need to resist life, just do your best. Open your eyes and see that you are far more than you imagine. You are the world, you are the universe; you are yourself and everyone else, too! Wake up, regain your humor. Don’t worry, just be happy. You are already free!
Dan Millman

Fashion Board
Dustybooks

I am a terminal Tumblr addict. Pre-internet, I was addicted to the art and study of organizational magazine clippings. Now combining social media with the world-wide love of aesthetic expression, Tumblr’s leading microblogging platform is part of my ‘daily routine’. Being my favourite source of blissful, indulgent inspiration, I am here with a new project – ‘Best of Tumblr‘ – to showcase some of my best photo discoveries and Tumblrs once a week. Let the beauty begin! View Post

Reflection

We all need to take time to think about how we can each love ourselves more, protect ourselves more, live life with more passion and look not outwards for validation, but inwards. Look inside to yourself, to your spirit and your inner light.
Lady Gaga

Chanel Fall Winter 2011
This has got to be the most excessive-cum-expensive show of Fall/Winter 2011. Though a gargantuan Swedish iceberg was imported for his show this time last year, Karl Lagerfeld decided to volcano-ize his 525-foot runway in the Grand Palais with charcoal, black sand/stone, and smoke. An alternative take on his ‘couture jeggings’ did not stop the show from looking like the remains magnificent, post-apocalyptic, vogueing crater, though the inspiration was largely medieval. To me, the models strutted the audacious side of Chanel as rising phoenixes: roughed up androgyny, beads, quilts, exaggerated pockets, tweed and tailored grunge. See the top five looks below! View Post