The Masterclass Experience

thecoveteur:

The definition of L.A. cool, you guys…
Jul 26

thecoveteur:

The definition of L.A. cool, you guys…

Jul 25

Manchester is RED.

(Source: anderrherreras)

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.
Jul 21

latinorebels:

No explanation needed.

(via queens-and-coffee-dreams)

momo33me:

Palestinians comfort Yasser Al Haj, who lost eight members of his family in an Israeli missile strike early morning, in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014.
Jul 10

momo33me:

Palestinians comfort Yasser Al Haj, who lost eight members of his family in an Israeli missile strike early morning, in Khan Younis refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip on Thursday, July 10, 2014.

Growing up, my parents taught me that color doesn’t exist so in other words, I wasn’t taught to identify people by their skin color. My dad always told me that people are people and if you start separating them by color that’s all you preoccupy yourself with. As I was taught this way, I learned today that hating people is a lot easier than loving them.

Today I became a victim of racism. I can honestly say I’ve never been so humiliated and hurt before in my life. As I walked into my local grocery store to pick up a few items when I was confronted by an employee. He asked me to remove myself of this store because they do not tend to negro people and several other customers had complained about me. Out of shock and disbelief I asked if it was joke and the employee immediately threatened to have security escort me out. Being called out so bluntly in front of other individuals, whom of which none tried to come to aid, I drop my basket and leave the store.

In my life I never thought that this would happen to me. It occurred so randomly I had no time to respond in the proper manner I should’ve handled it. What saddens me the most is that no one spoke up including myself. I felt so isolated and attacked. I’m not an emotional person but I felt every word that man had to say to me. My ignorance made me believe that people were raised just like me, to not find things that separate people but find things that bring us together. I still don’t understand where it all came from.

The biggest and most heartbreaking lesson that I learned today is that racism never considers character. That man judged me without knowing me, people were offend by something I can’t change about myself. I believed that in 2014 we had put this all behind us. Because of this experience today, I have become self conscious and now everywhere I look I see people different from me and now my biggest fear is this happening again. I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone, even my worst enemy.

If I’m being judged now, what about my kids? And their kids? How can America live on principles of equality but try to find differences? Am I a threat, a disease that infects our society?

One thing is certain, I will never apologize for being who I am.

Jul 9
The Most Eye Opening Day of My Life
I’ve only had one error in my predictions bracket. GERMANY FOR THE WIN
Jul 8

I’ve only had one error in my predictions bracket. GERMANY FOR THE WIN

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10magazine:

Dior: Couture Paris 2015
French haute couture is no walk in the garden. But Raf Simons began his career with one - blanketing a series of rooms with millions of blossoms as backdrop to his Dior haute couture debut two years ago. 
Oops, he did it again. Today, for his autumn/winter 2014 Dior haute couture show, a circular tent pitched at the bottom of the Musee Rodin gardens was pock-marked with holes to support another few hundred thousand white orchids. They were beautiful, yes, but there was also something clean, mean and modern about them.
Modernity, it turned out, was what Simons was obsessing over. “What is modern?” he asked himself - he even put it on the press-notes, as if quizzing his audience too for their answers. Simons’ conclusion was that the past is modern - and right he is. Monsieur Dior himself used the past to invent a look the world called “new”. Simons decided to do the same.
Here’s the meat and potatoes (if such things exist in haute couture): there were eight sections, sweeping through the eighteenth century, belle époque right through to the fifties, with a stop at twenties Flappers for good measure. Last winter, Simons took us on a trip around the world; this season he accomplished what Cher couldn’t and turned back time.
What he came back with, from his time-travelling trip, was a collection of historical silhouettes - panniered ball gowns, embroidered courtly juste-au-corps, filmy chiffon dresses, Directoire redingotes - injected with a sense of vibrant modernity. There was tailoring with blown-up details, giving the impression of wasted waists through exaggerated collars, robes a la Francaise fit for the Duchesse de Polignac, trapunto-stitched skirts and bodices as filmy and seductive as turn-of-the-century lingerie. 

In other words, there was a lot. A lot to look at, a lot to love, a lot to wear. 
www.dior.com
By Alexander Fury
Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent
Jul 8

10magazine:

Dior: Couture Paris 2015

French haute couture is no walk in the garden. But Raf Simons began his career with one - blanketing a series of rooms with millions of blossoms as backdrop to his Dior haute couture debut two years ago. 

Oops, he did it again. Today, for his autumn/winter 2014 Dior haute couture show, a circular tent pitched at the bottom of the Musee Rodin gardens was pock-marked with holes to support another few hundred thousand white orchids. They were beautiful, yes, but there was also something clean, mean and modern about them.

Modernity, it turned out, was what Simons was obsessing over. “What is modern?” he asked himself - he even put it on the press-notes, as if quizzing his audience too for their answers. Simons’ conclusion was that the past is modern - and right he is. Monsieur Dior himself used the past to invent a look the world called “new”. Simons decided to do the same.

Here’s the meat and potatoes (if such things exist in haute couture): there were eight sections, sweeping through the eighteenth century, belle époque right through to the fifties, with a stop at twenties Flappers for good measure. Last winter, Simons took us on a trip around the world; this season he accomplished what Cher couldn’t and turned back time.

What he came back with, from his time-travelling trip, was a collection of historical silhouettes - panniered ball gowns, embroidered courtly juste-au-corps, filmy chiffon dresses, Directoire redingotes - injected with a sense of vibrant modernity. There was tailoring with blown-up details, giving the impression of wasted waists through exaggerated collars, robes a la Francaise fit for the Duchesse de Polignac, trapunto-stitched skirts and bodices as filmy and seductive as turn-of-the-century lingerie. 

In other words, there was a lot. A lot to look at, a lot to love, a lot to wear. 

www.dior.com

By Alexander Fury

Alexander Fury is Fashion Editor of The Independent

afp-photo:

KHAN YUNIS : A Palestinian man carries a mattress at the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli military strike in in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on July 08, 2014 . Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza with more than 50 strikes after Hamas militants fired scores of rockets over the b order, dragging the two sides towards a major conflict. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED

In America we usually hear about Palestinian air strikes and other acts of violence against Israel. Both sides are equally guilty but the US only protects one side.
Jul 8

afp-photo:

KHAN YUNIS : A Palestinian man carries a mattress at the rubble of a destroyed building following an Israeli military strike in in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip on July 08, 2014 . Israeli warplanes pounded Gaza with more than 50 strikes after Hamas militants fired scores of rockets over the b order, dragging the two sides towards a major conflict. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED

In America we usually hear about Palestinian air strikes and other acts of violence against Israel. Both sides are equally guilty but the US only protects one side.

(via gettyimages)

Jul 2

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Jul 2
Good Parenting: Exhibit 1 (overheard at work today)