The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership:  A President’s Personal Diplomacy by George W. Bush.

Who knew he was an artist outside of the political canvas? His personal works will be on exhibit at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum in Dallas through June 3rd, 2014. One must give him good credit for only finding his talent since 2012. He could be our era’s Van Gogh…. with a little more dough

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Self Portrait Prime Min Manmohan Singh Afghan President Hamid Karzai Russian Pres Vladimir Putin Dalai Lama

Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

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White House Black Market gold jewelry
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Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday

Lipsy flat shoes
$58 - lipsy.co.uk

White House Black Market gold jewelry
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Lipsy enamel bracelet
$20 - lipsy.co.uk

Flower headband
$63 - rocknrose.co.uk

Cara headband
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Muscular Dystrophy Can’t Take His Dreams

Twelve-year-old Luka suffers from muscular dystrophy – a cruel degenerative disease which confines him to a wheelchair and will make him weaker and weaker over time. But with these beautiful pictures, entitled ‘The Little Prince’, friend and photographer Matej Peljhan has allowed him to explore an imaginary world where he can shoot a basketball, climb stairs and even perform a handstand.

Amazingly, the images did not require any digital trickery, Matej simply used colored sheets and carefully placed objects and took the pictures from above.

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Aye…the Irish are here.

Aye...the Irish are here.

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Butter Lips

Butter Lips

Christmas JOY

Christmas JOY

Kick Ass Krampus

You can be Naughty.

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You can be Nice.

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You might think Christmas is about giving, sharing and loving. You might think everyone deserves presents under the tree. But wait! What about the naughty folks? Not everybody deserves the gifts of their wishes. Back in the day, the ‘Ole Jolly Saint Nicolaus was in a conundrum…what to do with the naughty?

Then he thought of Krampus!

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Krampus is the son of Hel from Norse mythology and he inherited the job of dealing with the naughty. The legend of Saint Nick and Krampus began in Germanic folklore back in the olden days/BCE (Before Christian Era).Saint Nikolaus would travel village to village with a bag of gifts to reward those that had been nice all year-long and for the naughty…he brought along his nemesis Krampus (also know as) Schmutzli, Pelznickel, or Black Peter. Krampus is scary, hairy, stinky and mean.

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He knows all the bad stuff you’ve done and he reminds you about them just before he pulls you along switching and swatting your hinny with his tree limbs. He looks like the devil himself with horns, yellow pointed teeth, pukey green eyes, and cloven feet. Krampus is covered in long matted hair and wears chains to represent his imprisonment to hell. On his middle resides large bells that accompany his chains used to make the regrettable noise of his approach. The early folklore actually told of the Krampus chucking the naughty into a sack he carried on his back to be taken back to purgatory. I don’t know about you, but I would have been an angel all year just to avoid this schlump coming for me during Christmas. Maybe that’s why people tend to behave better over there …for the fear of Krampus!

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DOVE REAL BEAUTY SKETCHES , the Ad Campaign of the Year

Khamillion:

YOU are MORE beautiful than you THINK.

Originally posted on the CITIZENS of FASHION:

At the Beauty Inc 2013 Awards Dove’s Real Beauty Sketches won the title of the Ad Campaign of the Year.

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DOVE REAL BEAUTY SKETCHES

Dove’s campaign revealed that many women are actually their worst critic. Gil Zamora, a trained FBI forensic artist drew sketches of seven women based on their descriptions and other based on strangers descriptions who spent just a short period of time with them.The video it’s very moving seeing the reactions of the seven women when they see their sketches through the eyes of their mind and the sketches made after the descriptions of strangers which are far more  flattering.

A month after its launch in April 2013 the video was a total success with more than 170 million views in 110 different countries and more than four million shares.

“Some people say, ‘What does this have to do with selling soap?’” Gina Boswell, executive vice president…

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It’s a Football Fantasy

Yes. This is supposed to be a fashion blog but staying true to my name…I like to change things up occasionally. 

I am a college football fan. I live in Alabama and Alabama has two powerhouse football teams:

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Auburn University and University of Alabama. Yesterday was the annual IRON BOWL and #1 ranked Alabama played #4 ranked Auburn. It was a game for the National Nail-Biters Hall of Fame. A game of missed field goals, passing, running, rushing, blocking, and daredevil down the line push-throughs. To the last minute of play..tied at 28..it was anybodies game.

Fourth quarter and Alabama had 1 second left. Saban brought in Adam Griffith who performed no better than his other kicker Cade Foster. The Tide missed yet another field goal attempt and it was caught by Auburn’s Chris Davis who ran it 109 yards for a final second touch down win for Auburn. Chills and Thrills people. A year of miracles for new coach Malzahn and his ‘fierce never give up’ Tigers. A dethroned defeat for No. 1 Alabama, 34-28. It was football at its finest!

I’m almost speechless…but I can manage a ….”War Eagle” baby!

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This is how Chris Davis runs.

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This is how Saban and Malzahn talk scrap.

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This is how Auburn fans celebrate a victory.

 

What do you think about this “cow town” now Bear? Yep, that’s what I thought you’d say.

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Euphoria and Jack Andraka

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“Don’t judge me due to my age. Don’t judge me due to my level of education. Don’t judge me…for how I look or how I love…just shut up and listen…just give me 5 minutes to show you that I can change the world.”

No, those were not Jack’s words, they were mine. But if no one had given him the chance to shine a light on what he found out then the road to discovery would have ended at a cliff..a cliff of stupid judgement and bias. Fifteen-year-old Jack Andraka wins the top award at Intel ISEF 2012 for his creation of a new way to detect early-stage pancreatic cancer. If you have never cried like a baby while watching someone experience EUPHORIA then watch this video. It’s your loss if you don’t.

This post is in the category of ‘style icons’ because humans can possess more than just fashionable style…we can have style in our actions, in how we press forward for our beliefs and passions, and in how we use our God given gifts in this life. Jack Andraka is a style icon because he had the style of perseverance and determination to represent himself ‘no matter what’.

Accolades to intel and their project #lookinside; pioneering advancements.

Lou Reed

Today, Lou Reed passed away at age 71. He had been battling liver disease for quite some time and after the word came from his physicians that there was nothing further that could be done, Mr. Reed requested to be home among his family and loved ones for his last days. He was survived by his wife, Laurie Anderson, a performing artist and songwriter.

I most remember him for the funky tune “Walk On The Wild Side”. It was a cool track that he tune talked and the monotone Brooklyn drawl afforded a lyrical swing that was hypnotizing for me. Lou Reed set his impression in the music industry while performing with Velvet Underground. The VU was an artistic limb in production for Andy Warhol and his following of introspective barrier busters. The group’s favorite topics were love, addiction, alienation, joy, and spiritual essences. One of their most notable tunes was “Sweet Jane” but the most of Reed’s fame came post VU with the 1973 “Berlin”, “Transformer”, the 1975 “Metal Machine Music” (not well received but pushed the limits of what music was meant to represent), “Walk on the Wild Side”, and the 1992 “New York”.

“Walk On The Wild Side”

Holly came from Miami, Florida
Hitch-hiked her way across the U.S.A.
Plucked her eyebrows on the way
Shaved her legs and then he was a she
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
She said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”

Candy came from out on the Island
In the back room she was everybody’s darling
But she never lost her head
Even when she was giving head
She says, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
Said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
And the colored girls go
“Doo do doo do doo do do doo …”

Little Joe never once gave it away
Everybody had to pay and pay
A hussle here and a hussle there
New York City’s the place
Where they said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
I said, “Hey, Joe
Take a walk on the wild side”

Sugar Plum Fairy came and hit the streets
Looking for soul food and a place to eat
Went to the Apollo
You should’ve seen them go, go, go
They said, “Hey, sugar
Take a walk on the wild side”
I said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
All right, huh

Jackie is just speeding away
Thought she was James Dean for a day
Then I guess she had to crash
Valium would have helped that bash
Said, “Hey, babe
Take a walk on the wild side”
I said, “Hey, honey
Take a walk on the wild side”
And the colored girls say
“Doo do doo do doo do do doo …

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