monday favorites

This week we start things slowly. We try not to rush things, we say no to "busy" and we disconnect ourselves from internet devices for an entire day. We take the necessary time to nourish ourselves, gently exercising our bodies and decluttering our minds with the help of meditation. We make peace with ourselves and we don't fight anymore. We make amends to stop the constant inner struggles: fighting with yourself regarding your career, your personal life and with all the things that make you go crazy from time to time. And so we stop, because we feel exhausted. Instead we take time to enjoy subtle light effects and to discover what a ripe avocado tastes exactly.
It's Summer, the air is hot, we eat matcha/chia ice cream and when we have time we take a quick nap on a Sunday afternoon to restore inner guidance, bringing calm and the necessary rest to your body. These are Monday favorites:

//// This article - Medicating Women's Feelings, published on NY Times by Julie Holland, psychiatrist and author of “Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy.” (Penguin Press, 2015)

//// Invisibilia co-hosted by Alix Spiegel and Lulu Miller. Particularly enjoyed this podcast on fear .

//// Revisited is an independent design collective, mixing vintage, new and revisited pieces. They stand for honest products, durable and timeless. These photos we taken in volcanic Lanzarote, by Berlin-based photographer Katja Kremenic, for Revisited SS15 lookbook.


//// Trisha Brown in "Water Motor", by Babette Mangolte (1978).

//// Jacob Kassay (b. 1984). American painter. Lives and works in Los Angeles.


 "Algorithm to the Stars," 2014, acrylic on canvas.

lately | high (summer)

Maryam Nassir Zadeh Palma suede low sandals.
A.P.C. Paris baby pink ribbed top.

Marvis Amareli Licorice toothpaste.
 Golden hairclip.

Aesop sage and zinc cream. 
RMS Beauty "Un" cover-up concealer.

Mauve nails. 
Selenite palm stone.

Selenite methaphysical properties: Selenite is known for gifting mental clarity, flexibility and for removing energy blockages from spaces and beings. It’s moonlike attributes enhance your connection to your unconscious and instinctive energies. It contains elemental water energy encouraging more flexibility and openness. A stone of truth and honesty, use Selenite to create your most genuine life. Balances the Third Eye and Crown Chakra and is also thought to open the doors to the transpersonal Chakras.

Beau Wanzer – Basement Dwellers 
(Delsin Records, 2014)

monday favorites

Monday favorites are up and running once again, because my horoscope told me so. So here we go, kicking things again with my definition of brilliant vintage at Mercantile Vintage.

moondog


 Lament I, Bird's Lament (1969)

it's not you, it's me

Hola compadres! It’s been a long year so far. I feel exhausted and it’s only May.
Pop culture is so boring right now. I mean, after another Groundhog Day at the office, I wish I could come home and find something remotely witty, unpretentious on TV, much like Seinfeld or a safe place for drunks like Cheers.
I’ve been living with a lack of drive (professionally and also personally speaking), and an increasing apathy towards many things.
I’ve been to several doctors hoping to get a clear diagnostic about the cause of this apathy,  but so far all the tests came out alright and no one can really tell me what's wrong with me. 
I remember when I used to not really care about how much money I had in my bank account and bid on really, really expensive stuff on Ebay. I remember that time when I almost cried because I couldn’t remember the password to login and bid on some random designer stuff that I REALLY wanted, and REALLY needed in my life at that time (I really didn't). The password  at the time was something related to my cat that died two years ago; something like “cutebabylovepawpaw”. Those things seem unbelievably distant, or maybe life just happened.

These are my latest shoes and I like them a lot. Plus they have a snake print (!), plus they are cream (!), plus they are super light when compared to the brogues 've been wearing lately. 
This is a vintage pleated bag. It's a good bag. It takes a lot of shit and always looks good. 

Reliable and always lush, it's my go get product for everything. SANS [ceuticals] - Activator 7.
Activator 7 features vitamin A that normalizes the skin's condition while Baobab Phytolipids, Omega 3, 6 and 9, and vitamin E.This multi-use product can be used to super-charge your day or night cream, spot treat all over the body and as a treatment for dry, split ends.


I haven't bought flowers lately, so I only have one naked white vase and a coral decorating an empty space. Dr. Bach's Red Chestnut - been doing Dr. Bach's floral remedies for a while and it really works. Magically, it does work. Been wearing only matte lipsticks as always; this one is by Yves Saint Laurent. Aduna is an Africa-inspired health and beauty brand & social business, aiming not only  but also to boost your natural vibrancy and immune system.
Musically speaking, this weirdness I've wrote about earlier, is also omnipresent. 'Been into this stuff:

Ultrathin - I Wanna Know (2014)
Fred Neil - Blues on the Ceiling (1965)

 

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