Monday, 29 October 2012
As I prepare for "Skyfall" to open in Berlin this weekend and continuing to celebrate 50 years since my favorite spy appeared on screen, I thought I would take a moment to pay tribute to the ones that always had their plans foiled by James Bond. They may have died at the hands of James Bond, but they always had a hell of a ride to get to death. Only one has managed to survive and reappear in another Bond film. These guys always had the best lines and totally look like they are having the most fun, being ruthless. They are the characters that EVERY actor wants to play. They are the "Bond Villans" Now I know that no one roots for the villan, but they always keep the story interesting and the transformation to play the most unlikeable character is always fascinating to see. Here are a few of my favorite Bond Villans and henchmen.
Friday, 26 October 2012
As the latest James Bond picture "Skyfall" opens in theaters all over the world, we celebrate 50 years since "Dr. No" premiered. With Sean Connery being the original Bond on film and Daniel Craig being the closest to the Bond that's in the books and now on film, I thought I would take this time to celebrate the one person that can never foil him, nor keep him. She is the one that can hold her own with him, yet somehow knows when to let James save her. She is always on top of fashion. She is the one that makes an entrance that you will never forget. She is the one person that EVERY actress wants to be. She is "The Bond Girl". When Ian Fleming put pen to paper and created James Bond, little did he know that he created the ultimate in masculine idols. Every boy and man wants to be in one form or another, James Bond with his many gadgets, sharp suits, and being around beautiful women in exotic locations. Unwillingly, he also created the ultimate woman as well. They were all a mixture of hard and soft, glamourous, beautiful, and amazingly smart.
Thursday, 11 October 2012
A lot has gone on, since I've last posted,(well before yesterday's post) so it's time to get you all caught up. Some of you may have seen things from some of my posts on Facebook, but I'll put everything out here. I went to Amsterdam to check out a store to sell my stuff in. Loved the store!!! It's the store that sells the graduate collections from the students from the fashion institute there (amfi.nl).A lot of the pieces were avant garde and very high end. I was gonna create a few pieces to create the middle ground for all that was in the store. I saw it as an opportunity for me to see if I can bring my designs to a different level. Everything is still up in the air at the moment, so we'll just play it by ear. While on the way to Amsterdam, my phone is ringing like crazy while I'm listening to my Ipod. Various friends from all over the world were calling me to let me know that Donna Summer has passed away. It felt surreal hearing that, especially when I was listening to her whole catalog on my Ipod and was checking on line to see where me and my best friend, Wade would be able to go see her, like we did every year since we first saw her together. I have been a fan of Donna's since my childhood and her music has always inspired and is the soundtrack to my life. I've always had her music going when I was celebrating my highs with friends or my lows by myself. She was a constant, even when friends, partners, jobs, and apartments changed. To this day, I still can't believe she's gone, but she will live "On And On" in my life and in my work.
Wednesday, 10 October 2012
Hey there, everyone!!!! A lot has gone on since I've last posted and I didn't present the pics from the last project (Glam Nigerian). I got a few, so I'll post those. I also have to get everyone caught up and back on track. That will be done in the next posting. Let's start off with the pics from the "Glam Nigerian" project. The shoot was a lot of fun and I've got to thank my stylist friend, Biki on her amazing work and letting a little designer like me into her world. Her vision is incredible and I'd love to work with her again!!!