It's been so long since I've blogged. I had to put
So much on hold after giving birth to my son Harloe.
I haven't had time to do anything but be a mommy!
It has been an amazing experience and I am ready to
start doing the things that I am passionate about once again.
Blogging has been one of those many things. Please
Continue to support Paasionately Pinkk! I have read your
comments and thank you so much! I will be blogging again
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MEET DESIGNER DANDI MAESTRE: "My jewellery and accessories reflect my passion for organic elements.."
Meet the Designer...
I started making jewellery at the end of 2006 and my first collection was carried by Holt Renfrew. Reinventing myself has been the most challenging and rewarding decision I have ever taken after I decided I needed creative freedom. My jewellery and accessories reflect my passion for organic elements and is very influenced by my long career as a graphic designer --I knew from the age of 10 that I wanted to be a designer, I studied at School of Visual Arts, New York, graduated with honours and received The School of Visual Arts Rhodes Family Award for Outstanding Achievement in Media Arts and then had my design company for many years in Bogota--.
I see my pieces as artwork, where there isn’t anything too outrageous. Taking nature as my inspiration, I continue to explore organic shapes found in bone and driftwood, in shed antlers and amber, in coconuts and bull horns, in natural fibre and seeds, in rough emeralds and crocodile skins, in skulls and shells. I love their forms and their natural raw beauty.
Through my work, I want to create a dialogue with the natural world. Each one of my pieces is handmade from elements found in shores, rivers, jungles and forests. I incorporate these shapes in my designs and make very large extreme pieces with a natural look and a flowing and curving appearance. I aim to elevate organic elements, their natural color and textures to a new level of sophistication - (a combination of the Japanese design philosophy wabi-sabi: which nurtures all that is authentic by acknowledging three simple realities: nothing lasts, nothing is finished, and nothing is perfect).
My designs show a very strong mix of naïve and urban cultures. Born in Colombia, my work is clearly influenced by my travels, and profoundly by my respect of indigenous and tribal cultures around the world. My collection grows every season and is never outdated. I currently live and work in Toronto, Canada. "
Sarah Jessica Parker will be presenting the CFDA Board of Directors’ Special Tribute Award to the late, great designer at this year’s CFDA Awards on June 7th. SJP, like many other A-list stars, was a huge fan of McQueen’s work.
“He was talented well beyond his years and the seriousness and unrivalled talent which he applied to his work is in bountiful display year after year and collection after collection." -SJP
"It [prejudice] is such a waste. It makes you logy and half-alive. It gives you nothing. It takes away"
November 9th 1922- September 8th 1965
Dorothy Jean Dandridge was born in Cleveland, Ohio on November 9, 1922. Under the prodding of her mother, Dorothy and her sister began performing publicly usually in black Baptist churches throughout the country. Her mother, an entertainer herself, would often join her daughters on stage. As the depression worsened, Dorothy and her family picked up and moved to Los Angeles where they had hopes of finding better work, perhaps in film. Her first film was in the Marx Brothers comedy, A Day at the Races (1937). It was only a bit part but Dorothy had hopes that it would blossom into something better. But because she was a black woman in a very prejudiced society, she didn't land the roles that were readily available to her white counterparts. She did not appear in another film until 1940 in Four Shall Die (1940). The role was nothing great other than to establish the fact that she was very beautiful and talented. Her next few roles in the early forties included films such as Bahama Passage (1941), Drums of the Congo (1942), and Hit Parade of 1943 (1943). There were others in between, of course, but they were the usual black stereotypical films for women such as Dorothy. Not only was she a talented actress but she could also sing which was evident in films such as Atlantic City (1944) and Pillow to Post (1945). This helped to showcase her talents as a singer and brought her headline acts in the nation's finest hotel nightclubs in New York, Miami, Chicago, and Las Vegas. She may have been allowed to sing in these fine hotels, but because of racism, she couldn't stay there. It was reported that one hotel drained its swimming pool to keep her from enjoying that little amenity. In 1954, Dorothy appeared in the all-black production of Carmen Jones (1954) in the title role. She was so superb in that picture that she garnered an Academy Award nomination but lost out to Grace Kelly in The Country Girl (1954). Despite the nomination for her performance, Dorothy did not get another movie until she appeared in Tamango (1958) which was an Italian film. She was to make six more motion pictures, of which Island in the Sun (1957) and Porgy and Bess (1959) were worthy of mention. Once again she was a standout. The last movie she would ever play would be in 1961's The Murder Men (1961). Dorothy faded quickly after that with a poor second marriage to Jack Denison (her first was to Harold Nicholas), poor investments, other financial woes, and a problem with alcohol. She was found dead in her West Hollywood apartment on September 8, 1965, the victim of a barbiturate poisoning. She was only 42. Had she been born 20 years later, Dorothy Dandridge would no doubt be one of the most well-known actresses in film history.
Just recently I had my first ever Banana Souffle experience at a resteraunt by the name of "DIDIER" and it was excellent! the resteraunt Specializes in French Dishes and they are located in Tonronto at 1496 Yonge St. The Banana souffle is brought out to your table where the server cuts open the crust and pours melted Valrhona Manjari chocolate into its warm centre. Ummm Ummm Good!!!
If you are ever in the area and looking for some great French Cuisine I recommend Didier Resteraunt and do not skip dessert!!!
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SATC 2 Finally hits Theatres tomorrow and I am super excitted to see this one... I can't wait! This one calls for a Girls night out! Who's coming with me?
It has been a while since I have actually Posted to my Blog because I have been so caught up dealing with so many other things. I missed blogging and I just want to Say Thank you to my subscribers for the Support... Glad to say I am back on track and working on some Projects to keep me busy this summer. This past Friday I returned back from a 2 week Vacation to Jamaica and as most of you know the country is in a crisis right now so let's all keep Jamaica in our prayers. I have received some messages in regards to the "Make Me Over" project and I just want to let all the Ladies no that YES the event is still a go so please keep posted for your chance to win a day of pampering and everything "Beauty".
Another one of my Favourite Songs. Everything this girl does is Magic.
"I Got You" was written by Arnthor Birgisson, Max Martin and Savan Kotecha, and produced by Birgisson for Lewis's second album, Echo.
She Recently Tweeted, "Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do"