Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Sadie Aids

Don´t turn your back

Don´t turn a blind eye

Keep on talking.

Keep on protecting yourself, protecting others

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sadie and her muses: The Brontë sisters

"She is sterling and true; and if she is a little bitter she checks herself, ans speaks kindly and hopefully of things and people directly; the wonder to me is how she can have kept heart and power alive in her life of desolation."
Mrs. Gaskell writes on her first impressions of Charlotte Brontë.

The intense horror of nightmare came over me: I tried to draw back my arm, but the hand clung to it, and a most melancholy voice sobbed, 'Let me in - let me in!' 'Who are you?' I asked, struggling, meanwhile, to disengage myself. 'Catherine Linton,' it replied, shiveringly (why did I think of LINTON? I had read EARNSHAW twenty times for Linton) - 'I'm come home: I'd lost my way on the moor!' As it spoke, I discerned, obscurely, a child's face looking through the window."
"Nelly, I am Heathcliff! He's always, always in my mind: not as a pleasure, any more than I am always a pleasure to myself, but as my own being."   Wuthering Heights  - Emily Brontë

"Women are supposed to be very calm generally; but women feel just as men feel; they need exercise for their faculties and a field for their efforts as much as their brothers do; they suffer from too rigid a restraint, too absolute a stagnation, precisely as men would suffer; and it is narrow-minded in their more privileged fellow-creatures to say that they ought to confine themselves to making puddings and knitting stockings, to playing on the piano and embroidering bags. It is thoughtless to condemn them, or laugh at them, if they seek to do more or learn more than custom has pronounced necessary for their sex."  Jane Eyre - Charlotte Brontë

"Mr. Robson likewise encouraged Tom's propensity to persecute the lower creation, both by precept and example. As he frequently came to course or shoot over his brother-in-law's grounds, he would bring his favourite dogs with him; and he treated them so brutally that, poor as I was, I would have given a sovereign any day to see one of them bite him, provided the animal could have done it with impunity. Sometimes, when in a very complacent mood, he would go a-birds'-nesting with the children, a thing that irritated and annoyed me exceedingly; as, by frequent and persevering attempts, I flattered myself I had partly shown them the evil of this pastime, and hoped, in time, to bring them to some general sense of justice and humanity; but ten minutes' birds'-nesting with uncle Robson, or even a laugh from him at some relation of their former barbarities, was sufficient at once to destroy the effect of my whole elaborate course of reasoning and persuasion. Happily, however, during that spring, they never, but once, got anything but empty nests, or eggs"  Agnes Grey  -  Anne Brontë

Thursday, November 25, 2010

No No Non Nein No No

Say no to violence against women. Di no a la violencia sexista. Dites non à la violence contre les femmes. Digues no à la violència masclista. No alla violenza sulle donne.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Sadie and her muses: Alaska

Alaska is one of my favourite Spanish celebrities of all times. This Mexican-born singer became one  of the central characters of the so-called "Movida", a cultural movement that took place in Madrid the following years after the death of Franco. She has been in different music bands, perhaps the most successful one was Alaska y Dinarama or at least that´s the one that made me fell in love with her music. As a child I would admire Alaska as an artist but I apreciated the fact that she would always speak up for animals .So far, a few years ago she took her clothes off to appear in an ad against the cruel bullfighting. A multi-skilled artist, she has also worked as dj, TV star (she participated in "La Bola de Cristal"(the crystal ball") a legendary programme in the mid- 80´s and as an actress in the first of Almodovar´s films.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Sadie and the seven deadly (fashionist) sins

Seduction, passion, bodies to kill for,... Perfume ads could portray LUST in fashion. Ok, Sadie.There´s no need to show off. We know that you own an impressive collection of it bags. We forgive your PRIDE. That´s enough Sadie! You are going to make us envious and ENVY is one of the ugliest sins - look at you! Pff! Envy! It makes us to say and do so many stupid and nasty things! I´m getting tired of talking about the green-eyed monster. To be honest the only thing I feel like doing is to sit on the sofa with a nice cuppa and do some shopping on line! The fashionist turns into a couch potato! SLOTH  Click,click,click. Camel, red, grey,gold, kitten heels, boots,... I want it all! I will wear it all! You wolf down  new trends. That´s what we call fashion GLUTTONY. This kind of gluttony sometimes makes you to mix trends with disastrous results... I love magazines! I never have enough of them. I never get rid of them. They are mine! I suffer of GREED.  What´s the dreadest word that we fear of hearing in a shopping day? Sold out! We are unable to control our WRATH! It´s  your time now, fashionist sinners, to confess your worst fashion sin!

Monday, November 1, 2010


Photographer Greg Kessler captures the transformations of Paris Fashion Week catwalk stars.


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