Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009... Hello 2010!

I've been on a bit of a hiatus these last 2 months... Not from lack of inspiration, but basically figuring myself out, rearranging my priorities and reinventing my life.

I think it's a good thing to re-evaluate and de-clutter your life every few years. Figure out what works and clear out what no longer works for you. At the beginning of 2009 I had no idea what a major "clean up" year it would be. Lots of changes and lessons learnt, some more challenging than others, but in hindsight all good. :)  I am very blessed.

So what of 2010?

In general, I look forward to starting a fresh, as with every new year. With regards to this blog, my resolution is to get more serious about it. Post more often, of course and really give it a more defined character and show you guys a lot more. 

My favourite posts in 2009 were:

More Dash Than Cash

All The Beautiful Women

Marilyn Monroe in Cavalli

I'd like to do more posts like these in 2010 and more DIY posts as well. Plus I'm also keeping the "I like her shoes" and "Seriously?" posts 'cause they are just fun. I'm excited for 2010, I hope you guys are too! So, I wish you safe and merry New Year's celebrations and...

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Mamma mia!

Don't you love Madonna as the new face of Dolce & Gabbana?!

I love the sensuality of the images. Sure, washing dishes is not the first thing that comes to mind when you think "sensual". Then again, getting elbow deep in warm sudsy water while wearing a skin tight leopard print dress might do it for some... who knows...?  ;-)

For me though, the sensuality of these images isn't in the act of washing dishes (obviously), nor is it in the sexiness of the dress. No, for me, it is her femininity; so strong and mature.

I love her voluptuousness in this photo, the fullness of her face and bust-line.

(photos courtesy of:

I am not going to join other bloggers with their snarky statements of the obvious, because of course, not for a single moment do I think that Madonna slaves over a hot stove for her family or even does the dishes. But in a sense, I see this campaign as a celebration of the women who do.

Sexy is of course more than the leopard print dress they're advertising, but the dress does stand for something. It stands for being all woman in all aspects of your life. Being a strong woman, without loosing your femininity. Taking care of yourself so that you can better take care of your family, especially in the little things like feeding and clothing them. That is sexy!

Also, this campaign is such a departure from the campaigns we are used to seeing of unreal/surreal images that are in total disconnect to anything most women experience in their daily lives.

Am I going too deep here? Am I seeing things that aren't there? Am I just glad to see Madonna in something other than leotard-onesy-bodysuit thingy's she been showing us for the past 2 years...? Who knows...
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